Jquery get X and Y coordfinates of an elemnet within a DIV

Hi

I have a container element of 980px. I want to find the x and y coordinates of an element within that container element.

Im using .position() .
This retrieves the coordinates in relation to the whole viewport. How can i get the coordinates in relation to the container eleemnt?

Thanks
coolispaulAsked:
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
I think you want offset http://api.jquery.com/offset/
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coolispaulAuthor Commented:
hmm i tried that but where do you tell it watch element to offset it against?
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Julian HansenCommented:
Works for me
<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Test</title>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
	console.log ($('#fred').position());
});
</script>
<style type="text/css">
</style>
</head>
<body>
<div style="width: 200px; height: 200px; border: 1px solid green">
	<div style="left: 30px;top: 17px; position: absolute; width: 50px; height: 29px; background: blue" id="fred">
	</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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Julian HansenCommented:
Can you give a bit more info on what the solution was here.
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