Javascript Workaround – What to do if ScrollTop always return zero?

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admin Staff asked 3 weeks ago

For strange reason, jQuery always return zero for scrollTop() function. Have trouble scrolling to that element.

 

var target = jQuery('#element');
target.scrollTop(); //this always return zero!
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admin Staff answered 3 weeks ago

There are workarounds:
1 – use the base javascript method (see below)
2 – use scrollBy instead of scrollTo
 


//here is workaround
var screenTop = (window.pageYOffset || doc.scrollTop)  - (doc.clientTop || 0);
var target = jQuery('#element');
targetTop = target[0].getBoundingClientRect().top
var totalTop = screenTop + targetTop; // this replaces scroll top


//if you are scrolling to a target element, can use scrollBy instead
var target = jQuery('#element');
window.scrollTo(0, target.scrollTop());
window.scrollBy(0, target[0].getBoundingClientRect().top); //easier than the above