block by christophermanning 5020993

d3.js polybrush.js

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Here’s a d3 plugin that allows you to create a polygon selection. You instantiate it just like d3.svg.brush.

var brush = d3.svg.polybrush();

It has an extra public method that ‘brush’ does not, and that’s ‘isWithinExtent(x, y)’. You can use this method to test if a given point falls within the drawn extent.

if (brush.isWithinExtent(x, y)) {
  console.log("I'm inside!");

Click to add an anchor point, double click to close the selection.
Drag the selection to reposition it.
Double click outside the selection to clear it.

Areas For Improvement:

  1. Add anchor handles to allow the repositioning of an anchor point.
  2. Better viewport edge detection. Right now it simply stops moving if you try to move the selection out of the viewport.