layout: docs title: Input group description: Easily extend form controls by adding text, buttons, or button groups on either side of textual inputs, custom selects, and custom file inputs. group: components toc: true

Basic example

Place one add-on or button on either side of an input. You may also place one on both sides of an input. Remember to place <label>s outside the input group.

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Sizing

Add the relative form sizing classes to the .input-group itself and contents within will automatically resize—no need for repeating the form control size classes on each element.

Sizing on the individual input group elements isn't supported.

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Checkboxes and radios

Place any checkbox or radio option within an input group's addon instead of text.

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Multiple inputs

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

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Multiple addons

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

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Button addons

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Buttons with dropdowns

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Segmented buttons

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Custom forms

Input groups include support for custom selects and custom file inputs. Browser default versions of these are not supported.

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Custom file input

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Accessibility

Screen readers will have trouble with your forms if you don't include a label for every input. For these input groups, ensure that any additional label or functionality is conveyed to assistive technologies.

The exact 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 additional information will need to be conveyed will vary depending on the exact type of interface widget you're implementing. The examples in this section provide a few suggested, case-specific approaches.