Has anyone had success using an ArcGIS Javascript API map within a jQuery UI accordion? I have a simple example here:


There is an offset between the mousedown location and the map. For instance, if you SHIFT + Drag to zoom, you will see the zoom box is severely offset from the mouse location. Also, if you double-click to zoom, the map centers on a different location than where you double-clicked. I have checked all the CSS settings in Firebug and nothing seems to really help. Anyone have any other ideas?

Additional info:

I originally experienced this problem within an ASP.NET MVC3 View, but as you can see it still occurs in a simple HTML file.

The original map had a mouseover tooltip dialogue on a feature layer and that worked as expected.

The same behavior exists when using the Dojo Accordion as well...


  • Strange, the mousedown location is the same distance (height) away from the top of the map div as the height of the stacked accordion headers. Jan 24, 2012 at 16:28
  • Notice that when you resize the browser window, your map div container resizes to the proper extent. When this happens, your mousedown location is actually corrected! Jan 24, 2012 at 16:38
  • Looks like Derek answered your specific question, but related issue, I have been including dijit.popup._beginZIndex = 5000; when I place a dojo esri dijit within a jquery container. For example, when putting the measure dijit in a jquery dialog, the dijit dropdown boxes display behind the jquery dialog. Starting the z index for the dijit solves this problem.
    – awesomo
    Jun 13, 2013 at 16:40

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Call map.reposition() after your map div is repositioned (e.g., when your pane with the map in it is shown).

  • Thanks Derek! I added the following to my jQuery: $("#accordion").accordion({ change: function () { map.reposition(); } }); Jan 24, 2012 at 17:50
  • :) Glad to help! Jan 24, 2012 at 18:00

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