Badges

Small and adaptive tag for adding context to just about any content.

Overview

Badges scale to match the size of the immediate parent element by using relative font sizing and em units.

<div>
  <h2>Example heading <b-badge>New</b-badge></h2>
  <h3>Example heading <b-badge>New</b-badge></h3>
  <h4>Example heading <b-badge>New</b-badge></h4>
  <h5>Example heading <b-badge>New</b-badge></h5>
  <h6>Example heading <b-badge>New</b-badge></h6>
</div>

<!-- b-badges.vue -->

Badges can be used as part of links or buttons to provide a counter (or similar flag).

<div class="text-center">
  <b-button variant="primary">
    Notifications <b-badge variant="light">4</b-badge>
  </b-button>
</div>

<!-- b-badge-button.vue -->

Note that depending on how they are used, badges may be confusing for users of screen readers and similar assistive technologies. While the styling of badges provides a visual cue as to their purpose, these users will simply be presented with the content of the badge. Depending on the specific situation, these badges may seem like random additional words or numbers at the end of a sentence, link, or button.

Unless the context is clear (as with the "Notifications" example, where it is understood that the "4" is the number of notifications), consider including additional context with a visually hidden piece of additional text.

<div class="text-center">
  <b-button variant="primary">
    Profile
    <b-badge variant="light">9 <span class="sr-only">unread messages</span></b-badge>
  </b-button>
</div>

<!-- b-badge-button-aria.vue -->

Contextual variations

Add any of the following variants via the variant prop to change the appearance of a <b-badge>: default, primary, success, warning, info, and danger. If no variant is specified default will be used.

<div>
  <b-badge variant="primary">Primary</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="secondary">Secondary</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="success">Success</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="danger">Danger</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="warning">Warning</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="info">Info</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="light">Light</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="dark">Dark</b-badge>
</div>

<!-- b-badge-variants.vue -->

Conveying meaning to assistive technologies

Using color to add meaning only provides a visual indication, which will not be conveyed to users of assistive technologies – such as screen readers. Ensure that information denoted by the color is either obvious from the content itself (e.g. the visible text), or is included through alternative means, such as additional text hidden with the .sr-only class.

Pill badges

Use the pill prop to make badges more rounded (with a larger border-radius and additional horizontal padding). Useful if you miss the badges from Bootstrap v3.

<div>
  <b-badge pill variant="primary">Primary</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="secondary">Secondary</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="success">Success</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="danger">Danger</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="warning">Warning</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="info">Info</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="light">Light</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="dark">Dark</b-badge>
</div>

<!-- b-badge-pill.vue -->

Actionable badges

Quickly provide actionable badges with hover and focus states by specifying either the href prop (links) or to prop (router-links):

<div>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="primary">Primary</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="secondary">Secondary</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="success">Success</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="danger">Danger</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="warning">Warning</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="info">Info</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="light">Light</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="dark">Dark</b-badge>
</div>

<!-- b-badge-action.vue -->

Refer to the Router support reference page for router-link specific props.

Component reference

Properties

Property
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Type
Default
Description
tag
String'span'Specify the HTML tag to render instead of the default tag
variant
Settings
String'secondary'Applies one of the Bootstrap theme color variants to the component
pill
BooleanfalseWhen set to 'true', renders the badge in pill style
href
String<b-link> prop: Denotes the target URL of the link for standard a links
rel
Stringnull<b-link> prop: Sets the 'rel' attribute on the rendered link
target
String'_self'<b-link> prop: Sets the 'target' attribute on the rendered link
active
BooleanfalseWhen set to 'true', places the component in the active state with active styling
disabled
BooleanfalseWhen set to 'true', disables the component's functionality and places it in a disabled state
to
String or Object<router-link> prop: Denotes the target route of the link. When clicked, the value of the to prop will be passed to router.push() internally, so the value can be either a string or a Location descriptor object
append
Booleanfalse<router-link> prop: Setting append prop always appends the relative path to the current path
replace
Booleanfalse<router-link> prop: Setting the replace prop will call 'router.replace()' instead of 'router.push()' when clicked, so the navigation will not leave a history record
active-class
String<router-link> prop: Configure the active CSS class applied when the link is active. Typically you will want to set this to class name 'active'
exact
Booleanfalse<router-link> prop: The default active class matching behavior is inclusive match. Setting this prop forces the mode to exactly match the route
exact-active-class
String<router-link> prop: Configure the active CSS class applied when the link is active with exact match. Typically you will want to set this to class name 'active'
prefetch
v2.15.0+
Booleannull<nuxt-link> prop: To improve the responsiveness of your Nuxt.js applications, when the link will be displayed within the viewport, Nuxt.js will automatically prefetch the code splitted page. Setting 'prefetch' to 'true' or 'false' will overwrite the default value of 'router.prefetchLinks'
no-prefetch
Booleanfalse<nuxt-link> prop: To improve the responsiveness of your Nuxt.js applications, when the link will be displayed within the viewport, Nuxt.js will automatically prefetch the code splitted page. Setting 'no-prefetch' will disabled this feature for the specific link
router-component-name
v2.15.0+
String<b-link> prop: BootstrapVue auto detects between `<router-link>` and `<nuxt-link>`. In cases where you want to use a 3rd party link component based on `<router-link>`, set this prop to the component name. e.g. set it to 'g-link' if you are using Gridsome (note only `<router-link>` specific props are passed to the component)

<b-badge> supports generating <router-link> or <nuxt-link> component (if using Nuxt.js). For more details on the router link (or nuxt link) specific props, see the Router support reference section.

Importing individual components

You can import individual components into your project via the following named exports:

Component
Named Export
Import Path
<b-badge>BBadgebootstrap-vue

Example:

import { BBadge } from 'bootstrap-vue'
Vue.component('b-badge', BBadge)

Importing as a Vue.js plugin

This plugin includes all of the above listed individual components. Plugins also include any component aliases.

Named Export
Import Path
BadgePluginbootstrap-vue

Example:

import { BadgePlugin } from 'bootstrap-vue'
Vue.use(BadgePlugin)