How do I scroll to an element using JavaScript?

How do I scroll to an element using JavaScript?

I am trying to move the page to a

element.
I have tried the next code to no avail:
document.getElementById(“divFirst”).style.visibility = ‘visible’;
document.getElementById(“divFirst”).style.display = ‘block’;

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

You can use an anchor to “focus” the div. I.e:

<div id="myDiv"></div>

and then use the following javascript:

// the next line is required to work around a bug in WebKit (Chrome / Safari)
location.href = "#";
location.href = "#myDiv";

Solution 2:

scrollIntoView works well:

document.getElementById("divFirst").scrollIntoView();

full reference in the MDN docs:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Element.scrollIntoView

Solution 3:

your question and the answers looks different. I don’t know if I am mistaken, but for those who googles and reach here my answer would be the following:

  1. My answer on stackoverflow
  2. A similar question

My Answer explained:

here is a simple javascript for that

call this when you need to scroll the screen to an element which has id=”yourSpecificElementId”

window.scroll(0,findPos(document.getElementById("yourSpecificElementId")));

ie. for the above question, if the intention is to scroll the screen to the div with id ‘divFirst’

the code would be: window.scroll(0,findPos(document.getElementById("divFirst")));

and you need this function for the working:

//Finds y value of given object
function findPos(obj) {
    var curtop = 0;
    if (obj.offsetParent) {
        do {
            curtop += obj.offsetTop;
        } while (obj = obj.offsetParent);
    return [curtop];
    }
}

the screen will be scrolled to your specific element.

Solution 4:

I’ve been looking a bit into this and I figured this one out which somehow feels like the most natural way to do it. Of course, this is my personal favorite scroll now. 🙂

const y = element.getBoundingClientRect().top + window.scrollY;
window.scroll({
  top: y,
  behavior: 'smooth'
});

Solution 5:

Try this:

var divFirst = document.getElementById("divFirst");
divFirst.style.visibility = 'visible'; 
divFirst.style.display = 'block';  
divFirst.tabIndex = "-1";  
divFirst.focus();

e.g @:

http://jsfiddle.net/Vgrey/

Solution 6:

To scroll to a given element, just made this javascript only solution below.

Simple usage:

EPPZScrollTo.scrollVerticalToElementById('signup_form', 20);

Engine object (you can fiddle with filter, fps values):

/**
 *
 * Created by Borbás Geri on 12/17/13
 * Copyright (c) 2013 eppz! development, LLC.
 *
 * Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
 * The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
 * THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
 *
 */


var EPPZScrollTo =
{
    /**
     * Helpers.
     */
    documentVerticalScrollPosition: function()
    {
        if (self.pageYOffset) return self.pageYOffset; // Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari.
        if (document.documentElement && document.documentElement.scrollTop) return document.documentElement.scrollTop; // Internet Explorer 6 (standards mode).
        if (document.body.scrollTop) return document.body.scrollTop; // Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8.
        return 0; // None of the above.
    },

    viewportHeight: function()
    { return (document.compatMode === "CSS1Compat") ? document.documentElement.clientHeight : document.body.clientHeight; },

    documentHeight: function()
    { return (document.height !== undefined) ? document.height : document.body.offsetHeight; },

    documentMaximumScrollPosition: function()
    { return this.documentHeight() - this.viewportHeight(); },

    elementVerticalClientPositionById: function(id)
    {
        var element = document.getElementById(id);
        var rectangle = element.getBoundingClientRect();
        return rectangle.top;
    },

    /**
     * Animation tick.
     */
    scrollVerticalTickToPosition: function(currentPosition, targetPosition)
    {
        var filter = 0.2;
        var fps = 60;
        var difference = parseFloat(targetPosition) - parseFloat(currentPosition);

        // Snap, then stop if arrived.
        var arrived = (Math.abs(difference) <= 0.5);
        if (arrived)
        {
            // Apply target.
            scrollTo(0.0, targetPosition);
            return;
        }

        // Filtered position.
        currentPosition = (parseFloat(currentPosition) * (1.0 - filter)) + (parseFloat(targetPosition) * filter);

        // Apply target.
        scrollTo(0.0, Math.round(currentPosition));

        // Schedule next tick.
        setTimeout("EPPZScrollTo.scrollVerticalTickToPosition("+currentPosition+", "+targetPosition+")", (1000 / fps));
    },

    /**
     * For public use.
     *
     * @param id The id of the element to scroll to.
     * @param padding Top padding to apply above element.
     */
    scrollVerticalToElementById: function(id, padding)
    {
        var element = document.getElementById(id);
        if (element == null)
        {
            console.warn('Cannot find element with id \''+id+'\'.');
            return;
        }

        var targetPosition = this.documentVerticalScrollPosition() + this.elementVerticalClientPositionById(id) - padding;
        var currentPosition = this.documentVerticalScrollPosition();

        // Clamp.
        var maximumScrollPosition = this.documentMaximumScrollPosition();
        if (targetPosition > maximumScrollPosition) targetPosition = maximumScrollPosition;

        // Start animation.
        this.scrollVerticalTickToPosition(currentPosition, targetPosition);
    }
};