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Bootstrap 4 | Button Groups

  • Last Updated : 28 Apr, 2022

Bootstrap offers classes which allow to group buttons along the same line, horizontally or vertically. The buttons to be grouped are nested inside a <div> element with the class .btn-group.

Horizontally arranged button groups: The .btn-group class is used to create horizontally arranged button groups.

Example:

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>Bootstrap Button Groups</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" 
        content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href=
    <script src=
    </script>
    <script src=
    </script>
    <script src=
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <div class="container">
        <div class="btn-group">
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                HTML
            </button>
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                CSS
            </button>
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                JavaScript
            </button>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>
</html>


Output:

Vertically arranged button groups: The .btn-group-vertical class is used in parent div to create vertical button group.

Example:

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>Bootstrap Button Groups</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" 
        content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href=
    <script src=
    </script>
    <script src=
    </script>
    <script src=
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <div class="container">
        <div class="btn-group-vertical">
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                HTML
            </button>
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                CSS
            </button>
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                JavaScript
            </button>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>
</html>


Output:

Button group sizing: The whole button group can be given the same size by including the class btn-group-* (* could be sm, md or lg) in the .btn-group parent element, instead of including sizing classes in each button.

Example:

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>Bootstrap Button Groups</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" 
        content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href=
    <script src=
    </script>
    <script src=
    </script>
    <script src=
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <div class="container">
        <div class="btn-group btn-group-lg">
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                HTML
            </button>
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                CSS
            </button>
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                JavaScript
            </button>
        </div>
        <br><br>
        <div class="btn-group btn-group-md">
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                HTML
            </button>
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                CSS
            </button>
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                JavaScript
            </button>
        </div>
        <br><br>
        <div class="btn-group btn-group-sm">
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                HTML
            </button>
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                CSS
            </button>
            <button type="button" 
                class="btn btn-success">
                JavaScript
            </button>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>
</html>


Output:

Nesting button groups and making dropdown menus: A button group can be nested within another button group and dropdown menus can be created this way.

  1. Single button dropdown:

    Example:

    html




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
    <head>
        <title>Bootstrap Button Groups</title>
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" 
            content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
        <link rel="stylesheet" href=
        <script src=
        </script>
        <script src=
        </script>
        <script src=
        </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div class="container">
            <div class="btn-group">
                <button type="button" 
                    class="btn btn-success">
                    HTML
                </button>
                <button type="button" 
                    class="btn btn-success btn-group">
                    CSS
                </button>
                <div class="btn-group">
                    <button type="button" 
                        class="btn btn-success dropdown-toggle" 
                        data-toggle="dropdown">
                        JavaScript
                        <span class="caret"></span>
                    </button>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu" role="menu">
                        <li><a href="#">React</a></li>
                        <li><a href="#">Vue</a></li>
                    </ul>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
    </body>
    </html>


    Output:
  2. Split button dropdown:

    Example:

    html




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
    <head>
        <title>Bootstrap Button Groups</title>
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" 
            content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
        <link rel="stylesheet" href=
        <script src=
        </script>
        <script src=
        </script>
        <script src=
        </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div class="container">
            <div class="btn-group">
                <button type="button" 
                    class="btn btn-success">
                    HTML
                </button>
                <button type="button" 
                    class="btn btn-success btn-group">
                    CSS
                </button>
                <div class="btn-group">
                    <button type="button" 
                        class="btn btn-success">
                        JavaScript
                    </button>
                    <button type="button" 
                        class="btn btn-success dropdown-toggle" 
                        data-toggle="dropdown">
                        <span class="caret"></span>
                    </button>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu" role="menu">
                        <li><a href="#">React</a></li>
                        <li><a href="#">Vue</a></li>
                    </ul>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
    </body>
    </html>


    Output:

    However, the split button dropdown does not work as expected when the buttons are nested under .btn-group-vertical class.

    Example:

    html




    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
    <head>
        <title>Bootstrap Button Groups</title>
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" 
            content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
        <link rel="stylesheet" href=
        <script src=
        </script>
        <script src=
        </script>
        <script src=
        </script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div class="container">
            <div class="btn-group-vertical">
                <button type="button" 
                    class="btn btn-success">
                    HTML
                </button>
                <button type="button" 
                    class="btn btn-success">
                    CSS
                </button>
                <div class="btn-group">
                    <button type="button" 
                        class="btn btn-success dropdown-toggle" 
                        data-toggle="dropdown">
                        JavaScript
                    </button>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu" role="menu">
                        <li><a href="#">React</a></li>
                        <li><a href="#">Vue</a></li>
                    </ul>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
    </body>
    </html>


    Output:

Supported Browser:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari
     

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