Document.getBoxObjectFor()

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

Returns a boxObject (x, y, width, height) for a specified element.

Note: This method is obsolete. You should use the element.getBoundingClientRect() method instead.

Syntax

boxObject = document.getBoxObjectFor(element);

Example

var myDiv = document.getElementById("myDiv"),
    boxObj = document.getBoxObjectFor (myDiv);
 
alert (
  "x:" + boxObj.x +
  ", y:" + boxObj.y +
  ", Width:" + boxObj.width +
  ", Height:" + boxObj.height
);

Notes

Specified in nsIXULDocument.idl

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No No Yes —? No No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No No No No No ?

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