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Bootstrap 5 Form Floating Labels


Floating Labels / Animated Labels

By default, when using labels, they normally appear on top of the input field:

With floating labels, you can insert the label inside the input field, and make them float/animate when you click on the input field:

Example

<div class="form-floating mb-3 mt-3">
  <input type="text" class="form-control" id="email" placeholder="Enter email" name="email">
  <label for="email">Email</label>
</div>

<div class="form-floating mt-3 mb-3">
  <input type="text" class="form-control" id="pwd" placeholder="Enter password" name="pswd">
  <label for="pwd">Password</label>
</div>
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Notes on floating labels: The <label> elements must come after the <input> element, and the placeholder attribute is required for each <input> element (even though it is not shown).


Textarea

It also works for textareas:

Example

<div class="form-floating">
  <textarea class="form-control" id="comment" name="text" placeholder="Comment goes here"></textarea>
  <label for="comment">Comments</label>
</div>
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Select Menus

You can also use "floating-labels" on select menus. However, they will not float/get animated. The label will always appear in the top left corner, inside the select menu:

Example

<div class="form-floating">
  <select class="form-select" id="sel1" name="sellist">
    <option>1</option>
    <option>2</option>
    <option>3</option>
    <option>4</option>
  </select>
  <label for="sel1" class="form-label">Select list (select one):</label>
</div>
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