I would like to rescale the colors in a plot and to do this in the same way for the color bar. (So this enables me to have the color bar span a (z) range larger than than the data itself.)

I got this running for Plot3D:

Plot3D[Sin[x^2 + y], {x, 0, Pi}, {y, 0, Pi}, 
  ColorFunctionScaling -> False, 
  ColorFunction -> (ColorData["SolarColors", Rescale[#3, {0, 1}, {0, 1}]] &), 
  PlotLegends -> BarLegend[{"SolarColors", {0, 1}}, 10]]

How can I accomplish the same for ListDensityPlot? A simple copy and past doesn't do the job; I get an error w.r.t. the used slot number (#3) in the code above. Which slot should be used for this purpose in ListDensityPlot?

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DensityPlot[Sin[x^2 + y], {x, 0, Pi}, {y, 0, Pi}, 
 ColorFunction -> (ColorData["TemperatureMap", Rescale[#, {0, 2}, {0, 1}]] &), 
 PlotLegends -> BarLegend[{"TemperatureMap", {0, 2}}, 10]]

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I modified the answer by belisarius for listdensityplot and moreover I rescaled the barlegend such that the desired result was obtained:

All the data outside the desired range gets the same "bottom" color.

 data = Table[Sin[u + v^2], {u, 0, 3, .05}, {v, 0, 3, .05}];
 zrange = {.5, 1.0}

 ColorFunction -> ColorData[{"SolarColors", zrange}], 
PlotLegends -> 
 BarLegend[{(ColorData["SolarColors", Rescale[#, zrange, {0, 1}]] &),

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The documentation of Mathematica needs an update for this.


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