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Sets whether to show user location.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
MapView 9.0 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes
MBS( "MapView.SetShowsUserLocation"; MapView; Value )   More


Parameter Description Example
MapView The map view reference number. $$MapView
Value The new setting.
Pass 1 to enable or 0 to disable.


Returns OK or error.


Sets whether to show user location.
A Boolean value indicating whether the map should try to display the user’s location.

This property does not indicate whether the user’s position is actually visible on the map, only whether the map view should try to display it. Setting this property to 1 causes the map view to use the Core Location framework to find the current location and try to display it on the map. As long as this property is 1, the map view continues to track the user’s location and update it periodically. The default value of this property is 0.
Showing the user’s location does not guarantee that the location is visible on the map. The user might have scrolled the map to a different point, causing the current location to be offscreen. To determine whether the user’s current location is currently displayed on the map, use the MapView.IsUserLocationVisible function.


Create map view and show user location:

Set Variable [ $$MapView ; Value: MBS("MapView.CreateWithControl"; 0; "PlaceHolder") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "MapView.SetShowsUserLocation"; $$MapView; 1 ) ]
# may trigger dialog to ask for location permissions

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Created 14th January 2019, last changed 2nd January 2020

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