Scrolling an iframe Programmatically

Scrolling a div programmatically is typically very easy, with something like this:

$(‘#divid’).scrollTop(400); // scrolls to position 400 of the div vertically

So, you figure that it’s the same code for an iframe you have on your page:


Quickly you will discover it does not work. The iframe itself is not the container that has the scroll element associated with it. Instead, you can use a jquery method “.contents()” to find the direct content of the iframe, and then scroll that. Like this:


JQuery documentation says this: “The .contents() method can also be used to get the content document of an iframe, if the iframe is on the same domain as the main page.” (

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