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Form controls

Give textual form controls like <input>s and <textarea>s an upgrade with custom styles, sizing, focus states, and more.

Other frameworks

CoreUI components are available as native Angular, React, and Vue components. To learn more please visit the following pages.

Example

<div class="mb-3">
  <label for="exampleFormControlInput1" class="form-label">Email address</label>
  <input type="email" class="form-control" id="exampleFormControlInput1" placeholder="[email protected]">
</div>
<div class="mb-3">
  <label for="exampleFormControlTextarea1" class="form-label">Example textarea</label>
  <textarea class="form-control" id="exampleFormControlTextarea1" rows="3"></textarea>
</div>

Sizing

Set heights using classes like .form-control-lg and .form-control-sm.

<input class="form-control form-control-lg" type="text" placeholder=".form-control-lg" aria-label=".form-control-lg example">
<input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Default input" aria-label="default input example">
<input class="form-control form-control-sm" type="text" placeholder=".form-control-sm" aria-label=".form-control-sm example">

Disabled

Add the disabled boolean attribute on an input to give it a grayed out appearance, remove pointer events, and prevent focusing.

<input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Disabled input" aria-label="Disabled input example" disabled>
<input class="form-control" type="text" value="Disabled readonly input" aria-label="Disabled input example" disabled readonly>

Readonly

Add the readonly boolean attribute on an input to prevent modification of the input’s value. readonly inputs can still be focused and selected, while disabled inputs cannot.

<input class="form-control" type="text" value="Readonly input here..." aria-label="readonly input example" readonly>

Readonly plain text

If you want to have <input readonly> elements in your form styled as plain text, replace .form-control with .form-control-plaintext to remove the default form field styling and preserve the correct margin and padding.

  <div class="mb-3 row">
    <label for="staticEmail" class="col-sm-2 col-form-label">Email</label>
    <div class="col-sm-10">
      <input type="text" readonly class="form-control-plaintext" id="staticEmail" value="[email protected]">
    </div>
  </div>
  <div class="mb-3 row">
    <label for="inputPassword" class="col-sm-2 col-form-label">Password</label>
    <div class="col-sm-10">
      <input type="password" class="form-control" id="inputPassword">
    </div>
  </div>
<form class="row g-3">
  <div class="col-auto">
    <label for="staticEmail2" class="visually-hidden">Email</label>
    <input type="text" readonly class="form-control-plaintext" id="staticEmail2" value="[email protected]">
  </div>
  <div class="col-auto">
    <label for="inputPassword2" class="visually-hidden">Password</label>
    <input type="password" class="form-control" id="inputPassword2" placeholder="Password">
  </div>
  <div class="col-auto">
    <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary mb-3">Confirm identity</button>
  </div>
</form>

File input

<div class="mb-3">
  <label for="formFile" class="form-label">Default file input example</label>
  <input class="form-control" type="file" id="formFile">
</div>
<div class="mb-3">
  <label for="formFileMultiple" class="form-label">Multiple files input example</label>
  <input class="form-control" type="file" id="formFileMultiple" multiple>
</div>
<div class="mb-3">
  <label for="formFileDisabled" class="form-label">Disabled file input example</label>
  <input class="form-control" type="file" id="formFileDisabled" disabled>
</div>
<div class="mb-3">
  <label for="formFileSm" class="form-label">Small file input example</label>
  <input class="form-control form-control-sm" id="formFileSm" type="file">
</div>
<div>
  <label for="formFileLg" class="form-label">Large file input example</label>
  <input class="form-control form-control-lg" id="formFileLg" type="file">
</div>

Color

Set the type="color" and add .form-control-color to the <input>. We use the modifier class to set fixed heights and override some inconsistencies between browsers.

<label for="exampleColorInput" class="form-label">Color picker</label>
<input type="color" class="form-control form-control-color" id="exampleColorInput" value="#563d7c" title="Choose your color">

Datalists

Datalists allow you to create a group of <option>s that can be accessed (and autocompleted) from within an <input>. These are similar to <select> elements, but come with more menu styling limitations and differences. While most browsers and operating systems include some support for <datalist> elements, their styling is inconsistent at best.

Learn more about support for datalist elements.

<label for="exampleDataList" class="form-label">Datalist example</label>
<input class="form-control" list="datalistOptions" id="exampleDataList" placeholder="Type to search...">
<datalist id="datalistOptions">
  <option value="San Francisco">
  <option value="New York">
  <option value="Seattle">
  <option value="Los Angeles">
  <option value="Chicago">
</datalist>

Customizing

SASS

Variables

$input-* are shared across most of our form controls (and not buttons).

$input-padding-y:                       $input-btn-padding-y;
$input-padding-x:                       $input-btn-padding-x;
$input-font-family:                     $input-btn-font-family;
$input-font-size:                       $input-btn-font-size;
$input-font-weight:                     $font-weight-base;
$input-line-height:                     $input-btn-line-height;

$input-padding-y-sm:                    $input-btn-padding-y-sm;
$input-padding-x-sm:                    $input-btn-padding-x-sm;
$input-font-size-sm:                    $input-btn-font-size-sm;

$input-padding-y-lg:                    $input-btn-padding-y-lg;
$input-padding-x-lg:                    $input-btn-padding-x-lg;
$input-font-size-lg:                    $input-btn-font-size-lg;

$input-bg:                              $body-bg;
$input-disabled-color:                  null;
$input-disabled-bg:                     $gray-200;
$input-disabled-border-color:           $gray-400;

$input-color:                           $body-color;
$input-border-color:                    $gray-400;
$input-border-width:                    $input-btn-border-width;
$input-box-shadow:                      $box-shadow-inset;

$input-border-radius:                   $border-radius;
$input-border-radius-sm:                $border-radius-sm;
$input-border-radius-lg:                $border-radius-lg;

$input-focus-bg:                        $input-bg;
$input-focus-border-color:              tint-color($component-active-bg, 50%);
$input-focus-color:                     $input-color;
$input-focus-width:                     $input-btn-focus-width;
$input-focus-box-shadow:                $input-btn-focus-box-shadow;

$input-placeholder-color:               $gray-600;
$input-plaintext-color:                 $body-color;

$input-height-border:                   $input-border-width * 2;

$input-height-inner:                    add($input-line-height * 1em, $input-padding-y * 2);
$input-height-inner-half:               add($input-line-height * .5em, $input-padding-y);
$input-height-inner-quarter:            add($input-line-height * .25em, $input-padding-y * .5);

$input-height:                          add($input-line-height * 1em, add($input-padding-y * 2, $input-height-border, false));
$input-height-sm:                       add($input-line-height * 1em, add($input-padding-y-sm * 2, $input-height-border, false));
$input-height-lg:                       add($input-line-height * 1em, add($input-padding-y-lg * 2, $input-height-border, false));

$input-transition:                      border-color .15s ease-in-out, box-shadow .15s ease-in-out;

$form-color-width:                      3rem;

$form-label-* and $form-text-* are for our <label>s and .form-text component.

$form-label-margin-bottom:              .5rem;
$form-label-font-size:                  null;
$form-label-font-style:                 null;
$form-label-font-weight:                null;
$form-label-color:                      null;
$form-text-margin-top:                  .25rem;
$form-text-font-size:                   $small-font-size;
$form-text-font-style:                  null;
$form-text-font-weight:                 null;
$form-text-color:                       $text-muted;

$form-file-* are for file input.

$form-file-button-color:          $input-color;
$form-file-button-bg:             $input-group-addon-bg;
$form-file-button-hover-bg:       shade-color($form-file-button-bg, 5%);

CSS Vars

--cui-form-file-button-bg
--cui-form-file-button-color
--cui-form-file-button-hover-bg
--cui-input-bg
--cui-input-border-color
--cui-input-color
--cui-input-focus-bg
--cui-input-focus-border-color
--cui-input-focus-color
--cui-input-placeholder-color
--cui-input-plaintext-color