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

Posted on 2013-06-27
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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
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Question by:coolispaul
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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I think you want offset http://api.jquery.com/offset/
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by:coolispaul
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hmm i tried that but where do you tell it watch element to offset it against?
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Julian Hansen earned 500 total points
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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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by:Julian Hansen
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Can you give a bit more info on what the solution was here.
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