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jQuery scrollLeft() Method

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Example

Return the horizontal scrollbar position for a <div> element:

$("button").click(function(){
   alert($("div").scrollLeft());
});

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Definition and Usage

The scrollLeft() method sets or returns the horizontal scrollbar position for the selected elements.

Tip: When the scrollbar is on the far left side, the position is 0.

When used to return the position:
This method returns the horizontal position of the scrollbar for the FIRST matched element.

When used to set the position:
This method sets the horizontal position of the scrollbar for ALL matched elements.


Syntax

Return horizontal scrollbar position:

$(selector).scrollLeft()

Set horizontal scrollbar position:

$(selector).scrollLeft(position)

Parameter Description
position Specifies the horizontal scrollbar position in pixels


Examples

Try it Yourself - Examples

Set the horizontal scrollbar position
How to set the horizontal scrollbar position for an element.


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