onRender: Execute custom JavaScript code after rendering

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onRenderR Documentation

Execute custom JavaScript code after rendering


Use this function to supplement the widget's built-in JavaScript rendering logic with additional custom JavaScript code, just for this specific widget object.


onRender(x, jsCode, data = NULL)



An HTML Widget object


Character vector containing JavaScript code (see Details)


An additional argument to pass to the jsCode function. This can be any R object that can be serialized to JSON. If you have multiple objects to pass to the function, use a named list.


The jsCode parameter must contain valid JavaScript code which when evaluated returns a function.

The function will be invoked with three arguments: the first is the widget's main HTML element, and the second is the data to be rendered (the x parameter in createWidget). The third argument is the JavaScript equivalent of the R object passed into onRender as the data argument; this is an easy way to transfer e.g. data frames without having to manually do the JSON encoding.

When the function is invoked, the this keyword will refer to the widget instance object.


The modified widget object

See Also

onStaticRenderComplete, for writing custom JavaScript that involves multiple widgets.


## Not run: 

# This example uses browser geolocation. RStudio users:
# this won't work in the Viewer pane; try popping it
# out into your system web browser.
leaflet() %>% addTiles() %>%
    function(el, x) {
      // Navigate the map to the user's location
      this.locate({setView: true});

# This example shows how you can make an R data frame available
# to your JavaScript code.

meh <- "&#x1F610;";
yikes <- "&#x1F628;";

df <- data.frame(
  lng = quakes$long,
  lat = quakes$lat,
  html = ifelse(quakes$mag < 5.5, meh, yikes),
  stringsAsFactors = FALSE

leaflet() %>% addTiles() %>%
  fitBounds(min(df$lng), min(df$lat), max(df$lng), max(df$lat)) %>%
    function(el, x, data) {
      for (var i = 0; i < data.lng.length; i++) {
        var icon = L.divIcon({className: '', html: data.html[i]});
        L.marker([data.lat[i], data.lng[i]], {icon: icon}).addTo(this);
  ", data = df)

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