Javascript – How to check if element is visible after scrolling

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I'm loading elements via AJAX. Some of them are only visible if you scroll down the page. Is there any way I can know if an element is now in the visible part of the page?

Best Solution

This should do the trick:

function isScrolledIntoView(elem)
{
    var docViewTop = $(window).scrollTop();
    var docViewBottom = docViewTop + $(window).height();

    var elemTop = $(elem).offset().top;
    var elemBottom = elemTop + $(elem).height();

    return ((elemBottom <= docViewBottom) && (elemTop >= docViewTop));
}

Simple Utility Function This will allow you to call a utility function that accepts the element you're looking for and if you want the element to be fully in view or partially.

function Utils() {

}

Utils.prototype = {
    constructor: Utils,
    isElementInView: function (element, fullyInView) {
        var pageTop = $(window).scrollTop();
        var pageBottom = pageTop + $(window).height();
        var elementTop = $(element).offset().top;
        var elementBottom = elementTop + $(element).height();

        if (fullyInView === true) {
            return ((pageTop < elementTop) && (pageBottom > elementBottom));
        } else {
            return ((elementTop <= pageBottom) && (elementBottom >= pageTop));
        }
    }
};

var Utils = new Utils();

Usage

var isElementInView = Utils.isElementInView($('#flyout-left-container'), false);

if (isElementInView) {
    console.log('in view');
} else {
    console.log('out of view');
}