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jQuery - offsetParent( ) Method

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The offsetParent( ) method returns a jQuery collection with the positioned parent of the first matched element.

This is the first parent of the element that has position (as in relative or absolute). This method only works with visible elements.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method:

selector.offsetParent( )


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


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

<title>the title</title>
   <script type="text/javascript" 
   <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
    $(document).ready(function() {

     $("div").click(function () {
      var offset = $(this).offsetParent();
      $("#lresult").html("left offset: <span>" + 
                         offset.offset().left + "</span>.");

      $("#tresult").html("top offset: <span>" + 
                         offset.offset().top + "</span>.");


      div { width:60px; height:60px; margin:5px; float:left; }
   <p>Click on any square:</p>
   <span id="lresult"> </span>
   <span id="tresult"> </span>
   <div  style="background-color:blue;">
       <div  style="background-color:pink;"></div>
   <div  style="background-color:#123456;">
      <div  style="background-color:#f11;"></div>


To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.

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