Get Element X and Y Position on Screen Using jQuery

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Inside this article we will see the concept of getting x and y coordinate on mouse move, or mouse click on screen. If you are looking to get element x and y position on screen using jquery, then this article will explain you the concept of that.

Article is classified with information and easy to understand. We can even call this topic as jQuery x y document coordinates of DOM object.

jQuery get coordinates of an element inside screen sometimes very interesting when we design a game type programming in jquery or javascript.

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Get Element Coordinates Using jQuery

We will use jquery concept to get x and y position coordinates.

Create an Application

Create a folder with name element-coords. Create a file index.html into it.

Open index.html and write this complete code into it.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Get Element X and Y Position on Screen Using jQuery</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.4.1/css/bootstrap.min.css">
</head>

<body>

    <div class="container">
        <h4>Get Element X and Y Position on Screen Using jQuery</h4>
        <div class="panel panel-primary">
            <div class="panel-heading">Get Element X and Y Position on Screen Using jQuery</div>
            <div class="panel-body">
                <img id='image' src='https://source.unsplash.com/user/erondu/400x400' />
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>

    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(function() {

            $("#image").click(function(e) {
                e.preventDefault();
                var offset = $(this).offset();
                var x = e.clientX - offset.left;
                var y = e.clientY - offset.top;

                console.log("X: " + x + " Y: " + y);
            })
        });

    </script>
</body>

</html>

Application Testing

Open browser and type this –

URL – http://localhost/element-coords/index.html

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