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Anchor

Anchors are invisible position markers which you can place anywhere on your site. They are a useful way to direct users to important sections.

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PROPERTIES

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Store values associated with an object.
nameGets the name of an anchor.
globalIndicates if an element appears on all pages or only on the current page.
idGets the element's ID.
parentGets the element's parent element.
typeGets the element's type.

FUNCTIONS

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Perform actions on an object.
scrollTo( )Scrolls the page to the element using an animation.
onViewportEnter( )

Adds an event handler that runs when an element is displayed in the viewable part of the current window.

onViewportLeave( )

Adds an event handler that runs when an element is no longer displayed in the viewable part of the current window.

FAQ

    How do I scroll to a specific point on my page?
    Since anchors are invisible to your site visitors, which event handlers can you add to anchors?
    Can I link to an anchor on a dynamic page?

MIXES IN

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Where some functionality is inherited from.
$w.Node, $w.ViewportMixin

name

Gets the name of an anchor.

Description

An anchor's name is used as a label for the anchor. The value of the name property appears in anchor menus.

An anchor's name is set in the Editor using the Anchor Settings panel.

See Also

id

Syntax

get name(): string
TYPE
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The kind of data the property stores.
string

Examples

Get an anchor's name

let anchorName = $w("#myAnchor").name;  // "Contact Anchor"

global

Indicates if an element appears on all pages or only on the current page.

Description

If global is true, the element appears on all pages.

If global is false, the element only appears on the current page.

Syntax

get global(): boolean
TYPE
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The kind of data the property stores.
boolean
DEFAULT VALUE
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The value of a property before you explicitly set it.
false

MIXED IN FROM

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Where this functionality is inherited from.
$w.Node

Examples

Get whether an element is displayed on all pages

let isGlobal = $w("#myElement").global; // false

id

Gets the element's ID.

Description

The ID is the element's unique identifier. It is used when selecting elements using the $w() function.

An element's id is set in the Editor using the Properties panel.

Syntax

get id(): string
TYPE
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The kind of data the property stores.
string

MIXED IN FROM

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Where this functionality is inherited from.
$w.Node

Examples

Get the ID

let myId = $w("#myElement").id; // "myElement"

parent

Gets the element's parent element.

Description

Some elements can contain other elements. This occurs when you drag an element onto a container element. The container is the parent of all the elements it contains.

Page, Header, and Footer are top-level elements and have no parent.

See Also

children

Syntax

get parent(): Node
TYPE
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The kind of data the property stores.
DEFAULT VALUE
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The value of a property before you explicitly set it.
null

MIXED IN FROM

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Where this functionality is inherited from.
$w.Node

Examples

Get the parent element and the parent's ID

let parentElement = $w("#myElement").parent;

let parentId = parentElement.id; // "page1"

type

Gets the element's type.

Syntax

get type(): string
TYPE
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The kind of data the property stores.
string

MIXED IN FROM

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Where this functionality is inherited from.
$w.Node

Examples

Get the element's type

let myType = $w("#myElement").type; // "$w.Type"

scrollTo( )

Scrolls the page to the element using an animation.

Description

The scrollTo() function returns a Promise that is resolved when the animated scroll is complete and the element is now in view.

To scroll to a specific location on the page, see the wix-window scrollTo() function.

Calling the scrollTo() function on an element in a repeated item that is selected from the global scope causes an error.

Syntax

function scrollTo(): Promise<void>
RETURN VALUE
?
Value that a function evaluates to when it is finished running.
Promise<void>
Fulfilled - When the scroll is complete.

MIXED IN FROM

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Where this functionality is inherited from.
$w.Node

Examples

Scroll the page to an element

$w("#myElement").scrollTo();

Scroll the page to an element and log message when done

$w("#myElement").scrollTo()
  .then( ( ) => {
    console.log("Done with scroll");
} );

onViewportEnter( )

Adds an event handler that runs when an element is displayed in the viewable part of the current window.

Description

An element enters the viewport when the page is scrolled to show any part of the element. An element also enters the viewport if it was hidden or collapsed and is then shown or expanded in the viewable part of the current window.

Note

Deprecation note: The $w parameter of event handlers is being deprecated. To get a scoped selector for working with elements in repeater items, use the $w.at() function and pass it the context property of the event parameter: $item = $w.at(event.context). To learn more, see here.

See Also

onViewportLeave( )

Syntax

function onViewportEnter(handler: EventHandler): Element
callback EventHandler(event: Event, $w: $w): void
PARAMETERS
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Values that you pass to a function.
handler
function(event: Event, $w: $w)

The name of the function or the function expression to run when the element enters the viewport.

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Values that you pass to a function.
event
The event that occurred.
$w

Deprecated: A selector function. The $w function was used to enable event handlers to work with elements in repeaters. Now, to get a scoped selector for working with repeater items, use the $w.at() function and pass it the context property of the event parameter: $item = $w.at(event.context).

RETURN VALUE
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Value that a function evaluates to when it is finished running.
The element on which the event is now registered.

MIXED IN FROM

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Where this functionality is inherited from.
$w.ViewportMixin

Examples

Get the ID of the element that has entered the viewport

$w("#myElement").onViewportEnter( (event) => {
  let targetId = event.target.id; // "myElement"
});

onViewportLeave( )

Adds an event handler that runs when an element is no longer displayed in the viewable part of the current window.

Description

An element leaves the viewport when the page is scrolled so that the elements is completely out of view. An element also leaves the viewport if it was shown or expanded and is then hidden or collapsed from the viewable part of the current window.

Note

Deprecation note: The $w parameter of event handlers is being deprecated. To get a scoped selector for working with elements in repeater items, use the $w.at() function and pass it the context property of the event parameter: $item = $w.at(event.context). To learn more, see here.

See Also

onViewportEnter( )

Syntax

function onViewportLeave(handler: EventHandler): Element
callback EventHandler(event: Event, $w: $w): void
PARAMETERS
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Values that you pass to a function.
handler
function(event: Event, $w: $w)

The name of the function or the function expression to run when the element leaves the viewport.

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Values that you pass to a function.
event
The event that occurred.
$w

Deprecated: A selector function. The $w function was used to enable event handlers to work with elements in repeaters. Now, to get a scoped selector for working with repeater items, use the $w.at() function and pass it the context property of the event parameter: $item = $w.at(event.context).

RETURN VALUE
?
Value that a function evaluates to when it is finished running.
The element on which the event is now registered.

MIXED IN FROM

?
Where this functionality is inherited from.
$w.ViewportMixin

Examples

Get the ID of the element that has entered the viewport

$w("#myElement").onViewportLeave( (event) => {
  let targetId = event.target.id; // "myElement"
});