jQuery position( ) Method

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The position( ) method gets the top and left position of an element relative to its offset parent.

The returned object contains two Integer properties, top and left. For accurate calculations make sure to use pixel values for margins, borders and padding. This method only works with visible elements.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method:


selector.position( )


Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method:

  • NA



   <script type="text/javascript"  src="../../js/jquery-2.2.0.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
   $(document).ready(function() {
     $("div").click(function () {
      var position = $(this).position();
      $("#lresult").html("left position: <span>" + 
                         position.left + "</span>.");
      $("#tresult").html("top position: <span>" + 
                         position.top + "</span>.");
      div { width:60px; height:60px; margin:5px; float:left; }
   <p>Click on any square:</p>
   <span id="lresult"> </span>
   <span id="tresult"> </span>
   <div  style="background-color:blue;"></div>
   <div  style="background-color:redd;"></div>
   <div  style="background-color:#123456;"></div>
   <div  style="background-color:#f11;"></div>
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