How to get relative click coordinates on the target element using JQuery?

Here is the code to get the coordinates of the element, Here 2 methods are discussed one is calculating the relative position to its parent while another is calculating the relative position to the document.

Approach 1:

  • Attach the click event to the element.
  • Call an anonymous function when an event occurs.
  • Calculate the X relative to the parent element by subtracting the Offset().left property from the pageX property.
  • Similarly, calculate the Y relative to parent element by subtracting the Offset().top property from the pageY property.

Example 1: This example follows the approach discussed above to calculate the location’s relative position to its parent element.



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<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        How to get relative click coordinates
      on the target element using JQuery?
    </title>
    <script src=
    </script>
    <style>
        h1 {
            border: 1px solid green;
        }
          
        #GFG_UP {
            border: 1px solid green;
        }
          
        button {
            border: 1px solid green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align:center;" id="body">
    <h1 style="color:green;">  
            GeeksForGeeks  
        </h1>
    <p id="GFG_UP" style="font-size: 15px;
              font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
    <p id="GFG_DOWN" style="color:green;
              font-size: 20px; 
              font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
    <script>
        var el_up = document.getElementById("GFG_UP");
        var el_down = document.getElementById("GFG_DOWN");
        var x, y;
        el_up.innerHTML = "Click inside any bordered element to get the"+ 
        "click coordinates of that particular location with respect"+
        "to its parent element ";
        $('h1').click(function(e) {
            // element that has been clicked.
            var elm = $(this);
  
            // getting the respective
            x = e.pageX - elm.offset().left;
  
            // coordinates of location.
            y = e.pageY - elm.offset().top;
            gfg_Run();
        });
        $('#GFG_UP').click(function(e) {
            var elm = $(this);
            // getting the respective
            x = e.pageX - elm.offset().left;
  
            // coordinates of location.
            y = e.pageY - elm.offset().top;
            gfg_Run();
        });
  
        function gfg_Run() {
            el_down.innerHTML = "X- " + x + "<br>Y- " + y;
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:

Approach 2:

  • Attach the click event to the element.
  • Call an anonymous function when event occurs.
  • Calculate the X relative to document by pageX property.
  • Similarly, calculate the Y relative to document by pageY property.

Example 2: This example follows the approach discussed above to calculate the location’s relative position to the document.

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<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
        How to get relative click coordinates
      on the target element using JQuery?
    </title>
    <script src=
  </script>
    <style>
        h1 {
            border: 1px solid green;
        }
          
        #GFG_UP {
            border: 1px solid green;
        }
          
        button {
            border: 1px solid green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align:center;" id="body">
    <h1 style="color:green;">  
            GeeksForGeeks  
        </h1>
    <p id="GFG_UP"
       style="font-size: 15px; 
              font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
    <p id="GFG_DOWN" 
       style="color:green;
              font-size: 20px; 
              font-weight: bold;">
    </p>
    <script>
        var el_up = document.getElementById("GFG_UP");
        var el_down = document.getElementById("GFG_DOWN");
        var x, y;
        el_up.innerHTML = "Click inside any bordered element "+
          "to get the click coordinates of that particular "+
          "location with respect to document";
        $('h1').click(function(e) {
            
          // element that has been clicked.
            var elm = $(this); 
            
          // getting the respective
            x = e.pageX; 
            
          // coordinates of location.
            y = e.pageY; 
            gfg_Run();
        });
        $('#GFG_UP').click(function(e) {
            // element that has been clicked.
            var elm = $(this);
  
            // getting the respective
            x = e.pageX;
  
            // coordinates of location.
            y = e.pageY;
            gfg_Run();
        });
  
        function gfg_Run() {
            el_down.innerHTML = "X- " + x + "<br>Y- " + y;
        }
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

  • Before clicking on the button:
  • After clicking on the button:


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