jQuery position()
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jQuery position()

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  • This jQuery method is used to fetch the current position of the selected HTML elements in respect to its parent element.
  • It returns an object which contains two properties top and left in pixels which describe the top and left position of the element respectively.

Related Topics:

jQuery offSet
jQuery prop

jQuery position

Syntax:

$(selector).position() ;

This method has no parameter.

Example:



In this example we find the position of the heading inside a div element.

<html>
<head>
<title>jQuery Example</title>
<script type = "text/javascript"
src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<style>
div{
padding:50px;
margin:20px;
background:yellow;
}
.head{
background:pink;
padding:10px;
}
button{
background:green;
padding:10px;
color:white;
border:1px solid green;
}
</style>
<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
$("button").click(function(){
pos = $("h3").position();
$text="<p>Position of this heading relative to div is: Top:"+pos.top+" and Left:"+pos.left+"</p>";
$($text).insertAfter("h3");
});
;

});
</script>
</head>
<body>

<h2>jQuery position() method Example</h2>
<div>
<h3 class="head">This is heading</h3>

</div>
<button>Click me!</button>
</body>
</html>

Output:

When you click the button,




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