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jQuery offsetParent() Method

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Example

Set the background color of the closest positioned parent element of the <p> element:

$("button").click(function(){
    $("p").offsetParent().css("background-color", "red");
});

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Definition and Usage

The offsetParent() method returns the first positioned parent element.

Tip: An element can be positioned with jQuery, or with the CSS position property (relative, absolute, or fixed).


Syntax

$(selector).offsetParent()

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