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getBoxObjectFor method (document)

Browser support:
Returns a BoxObject object that represents the bounding rectangle of the specified element in pixels, relative to the upper-left corner of the document.
Note: The support for the getBoxObjectFor method has been removed in Firefox 3.6. Use the getBoundingClientRect method instead.


object.getBoxObjectFor (element);
You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.


Required. Reference to an element whose bounding rectangle needs to be returned.

Return value:

Returns the BoxObject object created from the coordinates.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the getBoxObjectFor method:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function GetBox () {
            if (document.getBoxObjectFor) {
                var div = document.getElementById ("myDiv");
                var box = document.getBoxObjectFor (div);
                alert ("Left: " + box.x + "\nTop: " + box.y + "\nWidth: " + box.width + "\nHeight: " + box.height);
            else {
                alert ("Your browser does not support this example!");
    <div style="height:200px; width:300px; overflow:auto;">
        <div id="myDiv" style="width:200px; border:1px solid red;">
            You can get the bounding rectangle of this element 
            relative to the top left corner of document with the button below.<br />
            Scrolling this element has no effect on the position of the bounding rectangle.
        <div style="width:1000px; height:1000px;"></div>
    <br />
    <button onclick="GetBox ();">Get the placement of the element with red border!</button>
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