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jakenoble

endX and endY both negative using onDragEnd

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Hi

 

I am trying to get the x and y end point after a drag event. But the values are negative and dragging to the top left does not return 0,0 as one would expect.

 

The values I am getting seem to be relative to the starting position of the dragged element, rather than absolute from the bounds container.

 

You can see in the example if you move the box to the left and up the endX and endY are negative values, but I want the x and y values the box's position within the container.

 

Am I doing something wrong or do I need to read in the starting position and then offset it?

 

Thanks

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Glad you got it sorted out. Yes, "x" and "y" are short for "translateX()" and "translateY()" (transforms), thus they're relative to the objects original position in the document flow. A negative value is totally normal if you're moving up and to the left. 

 

Cheers!

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