p5.js | position() Function

The position() function is used to set the position of the element relative to origin (0, 0) coordinate. If this function is not containing any parameters then it returns the x and y position of the element.

Note: This function requires the p5.dom library. So add the following line in the head section of the index.html file.

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<script language="javascript" 
    type="text/javascript" src="path/to/p5.dom.js">
</script>

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Syntax:



position()

or

position( x, y )

Parameters:

  • x: This parameter holds the x-position relative to top-left of window.
  • y: This parameter holds the y-position relative to top-left of window.

Return Value: This function returns an object containing the x and y position of the element.

Below examples illustrate the position() function in p5.js:

Example 1:

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function setup() {
      
    // Create canvas of given size
    createCanvas(400, 200);
      
    // Set background color
    background('green');
      
    // Create an input element
    var div_cont = createDiv('Welcome to GeeksforGeeks');
      
    // Set the position of div element
    div_cont.position(60, 80); 
    
    // Set font color
    div_cont.style('color', '#ffffff');  
    
    // Set width of input field
    div_cont.style('width', '250px');
    
    // Set font-size of input text
    div_cont.style('font-size', '20px');
  

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Example 2:

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function setup() {
      
    // Create canvas of given size
    createCanvas(400, 200);
      
    // Set background color
    background('green');
      
    // Create an input element
    var input_val = createInput('');    
      
    // Set the attribute and its value    
    input_val.attribute('value', 'Welcome to GeeksforGeeks');  
    
    // Set the position of div element
    input_val.position(60, 80); 
    
    // Set width of input field
    input_val.style('width', '250px');
    
    // Set font-size of input text
    input_val.style('font-size', '20px');
  

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