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Bootstrap 4 Buttons


Button Styles

Bootstrap 4 provides different styles of buttons:

Example

<button type="button" class="btn">Basic</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Primary</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-secondary">Secondary</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-success">Success</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-info">Info</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-warning">Warning</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-danger">Danger</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-dark">Dark</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-light">Light</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-link">Link</button>
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The button classes can be used on an <a>, <button>, or <input> element:

Example

<a href="#" class="btn btn-info" role="button">Link Button</a>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-info">Button</button>
<input type="button" class="btn btn-info" value="Input Button">
<input type="submit" class="btn btn-info" value="Submit Button">
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Why do we put a # in the href attribute of the link?

Since we do not have any page to link it to, and we do not want to get a "404" message, we put # as the link. In real life it should of course been a real URL to the "Search" page.


Button Outline

Bootstrap 4 provides eight outline/bordered buttons:

Example

<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-primary">Primary</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-secondary">Secondary</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-success">Success</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-info">Info</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-warning">Warning</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-danger">Danger</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-dark">Dark</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-outline-light text-dark">Light</button>
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Button Sizes

Use the .btn-lg class for large buttons or .btn-sm class for small buttons:

Example

<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary btn-lg">Large</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Default</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary btn-sm">Small</button>
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Block Level Buttons

Add class .btn-block to create a block level button that spans the entire width of the parent element.

Example

<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary btn-block">Full-Width Button</button>
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Active/Disabled Buttons

A button can be set to an active (appear pressed) or a disabled (unclickable) state:

The class .active makes a button appear pressed, and the disabled attribute makes a button unclickable. Note that <a> elements do not support the disabled attribute and must therefore use the .disabled class to make it visually appear disabled.

Example

<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary active">Active Primary</button>
<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary" disabled>Disabled Primary</button>
<a href="#" class="btn btn-primary disabled">Disabled Link</a>
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Spinner Buttons

You can also add "spinners" to a button, which you will learn more about in our BS4 Spinners Tutorial:

Example

<button class="btn btn-primary">
  <span class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm"></span>
</button>

<button class="btn btn-primary">
  <span class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm"></span>
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</button>

<button class="btn btn-primary" disabled>
  <span class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm"></span>
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</button>

<button class="btn btn-primary" disabled>
  <span class="spinner-grow spinner-grow-sm"></span>
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</button>
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