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jQuery: Determine absolute position of an element from the top

Question by Guest | 22/09/2013 at 22:00

I have a DIV container and would like to determine the absolute positioning of this element measured from the upper side of the web site using jQuery. So almost the top position of the container.

Is this possible with jQuery? 


Stefan Trost

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Yes, it is. You can simply use the method .offset() giving us the current position of an element relative to the document. Offset provides us with your desired top position with .offset().top and the position from the left with .offset().left.

var a = $('#mydiv').offset().top;
var b = $('#mydiv').offset().left;

In this small example, we set the variable "a" to the top position of the container with the ID "mydiv" and "b" to the left-position of the same container.

If you are using the method .position() instead, you can determine the position relative to the parent element.
25/09/2013 at 18:56

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