How to get position of an element relative to the document or parent using jQuery ?

In order to get the location of an element relative to the document, jQuery offset() method is used. The offset() method is an inbuilt method in jQuery which is used to set or returns the offset coordinates of the selected element. We can also use the jQuery position() method. The position() method is an inbuilt method in jQuery which is used to find the position of the first matched element relative to its parent element in the DOM tree.

Syntax:

$(selector).offset()

Below examples illustrate the above approach:

Example 1:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        How to get the Location of
        an element relative to the 
        document using jQuery?
    </title>
  
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
          
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
      
    <script src=
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
  
    <b
        How to get the Location of an
        element relative<br> to the 
        document using jQuery/JavaScript? 
    </b>
    <br><br>
      
    <div id="Logo">
        <img src=
    </div>
      
    <br><br>
      
    <button type="button">Click</button>
      
    <h4></h4>
      
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("button").click(function() {
                var offset = $("#Logo").offset();
                $("h4").text("Location of the box is: (left: " + 
                    offset.left + ", top: " + offset.top + ")");
            });
        });
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        How to get the Location of
        an element relative to the
        document using jQuery?
    </title>
  
    <style>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        }
          
        body {
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
      
    <script src=
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
  
    <b
        How to get the Location of an
        element relative<br> to the 
        document using jQuery/JavaScript? 
    </b>
    <br><br>
      
    <div id="Logo">
        <img src=
    </div>
    <br><br>
      
    <button type="button">Click</button>
    <h4></h4>
      
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("button").click(function(){
                var position = $("#Logo").position();
                $("h4").text("Location of the Logo is: (left: " 
                + position.left + ", top: " + position.top + ")");
            });
        });
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

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