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Bootstrap button group

Bootstrap button group allows to group a series of buttons and power them with JavaScript.

Basic example

Wrap a series of buttons with .btn in .btn-group. Add on optional JavaScript radio and checkbox style behavior with our buttons plugin.

<div class="btn-group" role="group" aria-label="Basic example">
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">Left</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">Middle</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">Right</button>
</div>
Ensure correct role and provide a label

For assistive technologies (ex. screen readers) to communicate that a series of buttons are grouped, a proper role attribute has to be provided. For button groups, this should be role="group", while toolbars should have a role="toolbar".

Besides, groups and toolbars should be provided an understandable label, as most assistive technologies will otherwise not declare them, despite the appearance of the specific role attribute. In following examples provided here, we apply aria-label, but options such as aria-labelledby can also be used.

Button toolbar

Join sets of button groups into button toolbars for more complicated components. Use utility classes as needed to space out groups, buttons, and more.

<div class="btn-toolbar" role="toolbar" aria-label="Toolbar with button groups">
  <div class="btn-group mr-2" role="group" aria-label="First group">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">1</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">2</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">3</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">4</button>
  </div>
  <div class="btn-group mr-2" role="group" aria-label="Second group">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">5</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">6</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">7</button>
  </div>
  <div class="btn-group" role="group" aria-label="Third group">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">8</button>
  </div>
</div>

Feel free to combine input groups with button groups in your toolbars. Similar to the example above, you’ll likely need some utilities through to space items correctly.

<div class="btn-toolbar mb-3" role="toolbar" aria-label="Toolbar with button groups">
  <div class="btn-group mr-2" role="group" aria-label="First group">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">1</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">2</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">3</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">4</button>
  </div>
  <div class="input-group">
    <div class="input-group-prepend">
      <div class="input-group-text" id="btnGroupAddon">@</div>
    </div>
    <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Input group example" aria-label="Input group example" aria-describedby="btnGroupAddon">
  </div>
</div>

<div class="btn-toolbar justify-content-between" role="toolbar" aria-label="Toolbar with button groups">
  <div class="btn-group" role="group" aria-label="First group">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">1</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">2</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">3</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">4</button>
  </div>
  <div class="input-group">
    <div class="input-group-prepend">
      <div class="input-group-text" id="btnGroupAddon2">@</div>
    </div>
    <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Input group example" aria-label="Input group example" aria-describedby="btnGroupAddon2">
  </div>
</div>

Sizing

Alternatively, of implementing button sizing classes to each button in a group, add .btn-group-* to all .btn-group, including each one when nesting multiple groups.



<div class="btn-group btn-group-lg" role="group" aria-label="...">...</div>
<div class="btn-group" role="group" aria-label="...">...</div>
<div class="btn-group btn-group-sm" role="group" aria-label="...">...</div>

Nesting

Put a .btn-group inside another .btn-group when you need dropdown menus combined with a series of buttons.

<div class="btn-group" role="group" aria-label="Button group with nested dropdown">
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">1</button>
  <button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">2</button>

  <div class="btn-group" role="group">
    <button id="btnGroupDrop1" type="button" class="btn btn-secondary dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">
      Dropdown
    </button>
    <div class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="btnGroupDrop1">
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Dropdown link</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Dropdown link</a>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Vertical variation

Make a set of buttons appear vertically stacked rather than horizontally. Split button dropdowns are not supported here.

<div class="btn-group-vertical">
  ...
</div>