Please help my conception of object oriented programming in JavaScript / HTML / CSS / DOM

by Devin van Cruchten   Last Updated August 14, 2019 11:05 AM

So I have some experience with C++ and Qt and I am learning JavaScript now. I already discovered that JavaScript added a sort of semi-object oriented programming into JavaScript with ES6.

Now when I was watching this video, I saw that the tutor is using the position function on a canvas object and a h1 object.

I recognise these kind of things from using C++ with the Qt library. The objects created from the Qt Classes had functions and inherited functions from parent classes, also called with the dot. (object.function)

Now is this behavior showed here the same? Is he using the new ES6 class features when he uses h1.position()? Is position() inside a h1 class or in a parent of that class?

Thank you very much. I appreciate the help. 🙂

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Answers 1

It looks like the presenter is using the P5.js library and the position function is part of that.

you can see its part of the p5.Element class

p5.Element.prototype.position = function() {
  if (arguments.length === 0) {
    return { x: this.elt.offsetLeft, y: this.elt.offsetTop };
  } else { = 'absolute'; = arguments[0] + 'px'; = arguments[1] + 'px';
    this.x = arguments[0];
    this.y = arguments[1];
    return this;

August 14, 2019 11:01 AM

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