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Bootstrap input group

Bootstrap Input Group allows you to extend and group Bootstrap forms. Learn how to easily extend form controls by adding text, buttons, or button groups.

Basic example

Put one add-on or button on both side of an input. You can place one on both sides of an input.

@
@example.com
https://example.com/users/
$
.00
With textarea
<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <span class="input-group-text" id="basic-addon1">@</span>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Username" aria-label="Username" aria-describedby="basic-addon1">
</div>

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Recipient's username" aria-label="Recipient's username" aria-describedby="basic-addon2">
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <span class="input-group-text" id="basic-addon2">@example.com</span>
  </div>
</div>

<label for="basic-url">Your vanity URL</label>
<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <span class="input-group-text" id="basic-addon3">https://example.com/users/</span>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" id="basic-url" aria-describedby="basic-addon3">
</div>

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <span class="input-group-text">$</span>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Amount (to the nearest dollar)">
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <span class="input-group-text">.00</span>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="input-group">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <span class="input-group-text">With textarea</span>
  </div>
  <textarea class="form-control" aria-label="With textarea"></textarea>
</div>

Sizing

You can append the relative form sizing classes to the .input-group itself and contents within will automatically resize.

Small
Default
Large
<div class="input-group input-group-sm mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <span class="input-group-text" id="inputGroup-sizing-sm">Small</span>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Small" aria-describedby="inputGroup-sizing-sm">
</div>

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <span class="input-group-text" id="inputGroup-sizing-default">Default</span>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Default" aria-describedby="inputGroup-sizing-default">
</div>

<div class="input-group input-group-lg">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <span class="input-group-text" id="inputGroup-sizing-lg">Large</span>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Large" aria-describedby="inputGroup-sizing-sm">
</div>

Checkboxes and radios

Put a checkbox or radio option within an input group’s addon instead of text.

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <div class="input-group-text">
      <input type="checkbox" aria-label="Checkbox for following text input">
    </div>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Text input with checkbox">
</div>

<div class="input-group">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <div class="input-group-text">
    <input type="radio" aria-label="Radio button for following text input">
    </div>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Text input with radio button">
</div>

Multiple inputs

While many <input>s are supported visually, validation styles are only available for input groups with a single <input>.

First and last name
<div class="input-group">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <span class="input-group-text" id="">First and last name</span>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control">
  <input type="text" class="form-control">
</div>

Multiple add-ons

Multiple add-ons are maintained and can be mixed with checkbox and radio input versions.

$ 0.00
$ 0.00
<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <span class="input-group-text">$</span>
    <span class="input-group-text">0.00</span>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Amount (to the nearest dollar)">
</div>

<div class="input-group">
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Amount (to the nearest dollar)">
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <span class="input-group-text">$</span>
    <span class="input-group-text">0.00</span>
  </div>
</div>

Button add-ons

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary" type="button">Button</button>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="" aria-label="" aria-describedby="basic-addon1">
</div>

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Recipient's username" aria-label="Recipient's username" aria-describedby="basic-addon2">
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary" type="button">Button</button>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary" type="button">Button</button>
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary" type="button">Button</button>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="" aria-label="" aria-describedby="basic-addon1">
</div>

<div class="input-group">
  <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Recipient's username" aria-label="Recipient's username" aria-describedby="basic-addon2">
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary" type="button">Button</button>
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary" type="button">Button</button>
  </div>
</div>

Buttons with dropdowns

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary dropdown-toggle" type="button" data-toggle="dropdown" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">Dropdown</button>
    <div class="dropdown-menu">
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another item</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">One more item</a>
      <div role="separator" class="dropdown-divider"></div>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Separated item</a>
    </div>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Text input with dropdown button">
</div>

<div class="input-group">
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Text input with dropdown button">
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary dropdown-toggle" type="button" data-toggle="dropdown" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">Dropdown</button>
    <div class="dropdown-menu">
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another item</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">One more item</a>
      <div role="separator" class="dropdown-divider"></div>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Separated item</a>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Segmented buttons

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-secondary">Action</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-secondary dropdown-toggle dropdown-toggle-split" data-toggle="dropdown" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">
      <span class="sr-only">Toggle Dropdown</span>
    </button>
    <div class="dropdown-menu">
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another item</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">One more item</a>
      <div role="separator" class="dropdown-divider"></div>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Separated item</a>
    </div>
  </div>
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Text input with segmented dropdown button">
</div>

<div class="input-group">
  <input type="text" class="form-control" aria-label="Text input with segmented dropdown button">
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-secondary">Action</button>
    <button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-secondary dropdown-toggle dropdown-toggle-split" data-toggle="dropdown" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">
      <span class="sr-only">Toggle Dropdown</span>
    </button>
    <div class="dropdown-menu">
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another item</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">One more item</a>
      <div role="separator" class="dropdown-divider"></div>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Separated item</a>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Custom forms elements

Input groups add support for custom selects and custom file inputs. Please note thata browser default versions of these are not maintained.

Custom select

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <label class="input-group-text" for="inputGroupSelect01">Options</label>
  </div>
  <select class="custom-select" id="inputGroupSelect01">
    <option selected>Choose...</option>
    <option value="1">One</option>
    <option value="2">Two</option>
    <option value="3">Three</option>
  </select>
</div>

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <select class="custom-select" id="inputGroupSelect02">
    <option selected>Choose...</option>
    <option value="1">One</option>
    <option value="2">Two</option>
    <option value="3">Three</option>
  </select>
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <label class="input-group-text" for="inputGroupSelect02">Options</label>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary" type="button">Button</button>
  </div>
  <select class="custom-select" id="inputGroupSelect03">
    <option selected>Choose...</option>
    <option value="1">One</option>
    <option value="2">Two</option>
    <option value="3">Three</option>
  </select>
</div>

<div class="input-group">
  <select class="custom-select" id="inputGroupSelect04">
    <option selected>Choose...</option>
    <option value="1">One</option>
    <option value="2">Two</option>
    <option value="3">Three</option>
  </select>
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary" type="button">Button</button>
  </div>
</div>

Custom file input

Upload
Upload
<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <span class="input-group-text">Upload</span>
  </div>
  <div class="custom-file">
    <input type="file" class="custom-file-input" id="inputGroupFile01">
    <label class="custom-file-label" for="inputGroupFile01">Choose file</label>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="custom-file">
    <input type="file" class="custom-file-input" id="inputGroupFile02">
    <label class="custom-file-label" for="inputGroupFile02">Choose file</label>
  </div>
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <span class="input-group-text" id="">Upload</span>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="input-group mb-3">
  <div class="input-group-prepend">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary" type="button">Button</button>
  </div>
  <div class="custom-file">
    <input type="file" class="custom-file-input" id="inputGroupFile03">
    <label class="custom-file-label" for="inputGroupFile03">Choose file</label>
  </div>
</div>

<div class="input-group">
  <div class="custom-file">
    <input type="file" class="custom-file-input" id="inputGroupFile04">
    <label class="custom-file-label" for="inputGroupFile04">Choose file</label>
  </div>
  <div class="input-group-append">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-secondary" type="button">Button</button>
  </div>
</div>

Accessibility

Screen readers will have problems with your forms if you don’t add a label for each input. For those input groups, ensure that any extra label or functionality is communicated to assistive technologies.

The correct technique to be used (<label> elements hidden using the .sr-only class, or use of the aria-label and aria-labelledby attributes, possibly in combination with aria-describedby) and what data will need to be communicated will vary depending on the specific type of interface widget you’re performing.