If I add this piece of code to a simple HTML page created in Visual Studio then it works. (I get values greater than 0 for windowLeft and windowTop.

$(document).ready(function() {
    $(document).click(function(e) {
        var windowLeft = $(window).scrollLeft();
        var windowTop = $(window).scrollTop();

        var message = "Window Left: " + windowLeft + "\n" +
                      "Window Top: " + windowTop;

If I add the exact code to a Script Editor Web Part on a web part page in SharePoint 2013, then scrollLeft() and scrollTop() always returns 0 even when I scrolled all the way to the right and bottom of the page.

Tried in IE11 and Chrome, and the same jQuery library is referenced by both environments. I've tested over a few hours but still can figure out why...

I hope someone can help me solve this puzzle. Thank you.

1 Answer 1


SharePoint team embedded many JavaScript files in masterpage and they do many thing after $(document).ready(). You code is overridden by these JavaScript file by Microsoft. There are some options available to hook custom code after PageLoad.

  • SP.SOD.execute
  • SP.SOD.executeFunc
  • ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded
  • SP.SOD.executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded
  • LoadSodByKey

Execute after specific JavaScript file, Check this

SP.SOD.executeFunc("SP.js", "SP.core.js", function() { function init() { //your code goes here... } init(); });

Load on the end. function runAtTheEnd(){ // your code } _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames.push("runAtTheEnd");

Delay until load
function runAfterSpJs(){ //your code } ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(runAfterSpJs, "sp.js")

  • Thanks Asim. I'll try the SP.SOD methods. I've seen the use of these methods before, and even I used some of them myself, but I've not understand them 100% due to lack of documentation. For example: SP.SOD.executeFunc(key, functionName, fn), where the second argument should be a function name, but in your example it looks like a file name instead, and I think your example is correct.
    – Conax
    Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 9:12

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