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By Sam Deering

jQuery Function Get Max X,Y Coordinates of Element

By Sam Deering
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jQuery function to get the coordinates of the furthest space occupied by an element (or group of elements within the selector). Could be useful if your setting the area of a container based on the absolute positioning of child elements that need to be within the container (ie for drag and drop elements).

max-location-of-element

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jQuery.fn.getMaxOccupiedLocation = function()
{
    var maxX = 0, maxY = 0, tmpX, tmpY, elem;
    this.each( function(i,v)
    {
        elem = $(this),
        tmpX = elem .offset().left + elem.width(),
        maxX = (tmpX > maxX) ? tmpX : maxX,
        tmpY = elem .offset().top + elem.height(),
        maxY = (tmpY > maxY) ? tmpY : maxY;
    });
    // console.log(maxX+','+maxY);
    return { x:maxX, y:maxY }; //not the best implementation as it breaks the chain
};
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