Is there a way to trigger openlayers event from console. In this case: ol.interaction.Select event which listens 'select' (ol.SelectEvent.select). It triggers when feature is selected or deselected by mouse click.


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In the mean time I have found the answer. There is OpenLayers built in function for dispatchingEvents :


this references the object on which we add event listener

In my case:

var fakeOnSelectEvent = new ol.interaction.Select.Event(ol.interaction.Select.EventType.SELECT, [], [], false);  
var selectInteraction = new ol.interaction.Select({...});

  • It may fire an event but does select a feature?
    – Mike
    Nov 12, 2019 at 16:46
  • @Mike in my case I only wanted my event listener select.on('select',... to be triggered because my logic is implemented that way. To select the feature this way I think you can manualy add features in first empty array parm of fakeOnSelectEvent and then when listening you can add them from that array like select.getFeatures().push(e.selected). That is the way I would do it.
    – Goran
    Nov 12, 2019 at 22:19

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