How to use position() Method in JQuery

In this article, I will explain use of position() Method in JQuery.
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JQuery CSS position() Method

  • position() method returns the relative position for selected element.

  • position() method returns an object with 2 properties, top and left, which represent the top and left positions in pixels.




The following example shows how to position() method in jquery.

<!DOCTYPE html>



<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">

    $(document).ready(function () {

        $("button").click(function () {

            x = $("p").position();

            alert("Left position: " + x.left + "\n Top position: " +;






<p>This is a paragraph position example.</p>

<button>Click for get the position coordinates of the p element</button>






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