class method Element.measure

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Element.measure(element, property) → Number

Gives the pixel value of element's dimension specified by property.

Useful for one-off measurements of elements. If you find yourself calling this method frequently over short spans of code, you might want to call Element.getLayout and operate on the Element.Layout object itself (thereby taking advantage of measurement caching).

$('troz').measure('width'); //-> 150
$('troz').measure('border-top'); //-> 5
$('troz').measure('top'); //-> 226
  • Element.measure can measure the dimensions of an element hidden with CSS (display: none), but only if its parent element is visible.

This method can be called either as an instance method or as a generic method. If calling as a generic, pass the instance in as the first argument.