Jquery – How to get the coordinate position after using jQuery drag and drop


How do I get the coordinate position after using jQuery drag and drop? I want to save the coordinate to a database, so that next time I visit, the item will be in that position. For example, x: 520px, y: 300px?


I am PHP and mysql programmer 🙂

Is there any tutorial out there?

Best Solution

I just made something like that (If I understand you correctly).

I use he function position() include in jQuery 1.3.2.

Just did a copy paste and a quick tweak... But should give you the idea.

// Make images draggable.

    // Find original position of dragged image.
    start: function(event, ui) {

        // Show start dragged position of image.
        var Startpos = $(this).position();
        $("div#start").text("START: \nLeft: "+ Startpos.left + "\nTop: " + Startpos.top);

    // Find position where image is dropped.
    stop: function(event, ui) {

        // Show dropped position.
        var Stoppos = $(this).position();
        $("div#stop").text("STOP: \nLeft: "+ Stoppos.left + "\nTop: " + Stoppos.top);

<div id="container">
    <img id="productid_1" src="images/pic1.jpg" class="item" alt="" title="" />
    <img id="productid_2" src="images/pic2.jpg" class="item" alt="" title="" />
    <img id="productid_3" src="images/pic3.jpg" class="item" alt="" title="" />

<div id="start">Waiting for dragging the image get started...</div>
<div id="stop">Waiting image getting dropped...</div>