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. – Michael Markieta Jan 24 '12 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! – Michael Markieta Jan 24 '12 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 '13 at 16:40

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(); } }); – chadwilcomb Jan 24 '12 at 17:50
  • :) Glad to help! – Derek Swingley Jan 24 '12 at 18:00

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