jQuery offsetParent() Method

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Description:

The offsetParent() method returns a the positioned parent (e.g. relative, absolute) of the first selected element.

Syntax:

Here is the simple syntax to use this method:

Example

selector.offsetParent()
                                        

Parameters:

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

  • NA:

Example:

Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method.

Example

<html>
<head>
   <script type="text/javascript"  src="../../js/jquery-2.2.0.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
     $(document).ready(function(){
          $("p").offsetParent().addClass('hilight');
     });
  </script>
  <style>
      .hilight { background:yellow; }
  </style>
</head>
<body>
     <scan>Top Element</scan>
     <div style="position:relative;">
        <div>sibling<div>child</div></div>
        <p>sibling</p>
        <scan>sibling</scan>
    <div>
</body>
</html>
                                        

This would generate following result.

Example

<html>
<head>
   <script type="text/javascript"  src="../../js/jquery-2.2.0.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
     $(document).ready(function(){
          $("p").offsetParent().addClass('hilight');
     });
  </script>
  <style>
      .hilight { background:yellow; }
  </style>
</head>
<body>
     <scan>Top Element</scan>
     <div class="hilight" style="position:relative;">
        <div>sibling<div>child</div></div>
        <p>sibling</p>
        <scan>sibling</scan>
    <div>
</body>
</html>
                                        
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