Collapse

Easily toggle visibility of almost any content on your pages in a vertically collapsing container. Includes support for making accordions. Visibility can be easily toggled with our v-b-toggle directive, or via v-model.

<div>
  <b-button v-b-toggle.collapse-1 variant="primary">Toggle Collapse</b-button>
  <b-collapse id="collapse-1" class="mt-2">
    <b-card>
      <p class="card-text">Collapse contents Here</p>
      <b-button v-b-toggle.collapse-1-inner size="sm">Toggle Inner Collapse</b-button>
      <b-collapse id="collapse-1-inner" class="mt-2">
        <b-card>Hello!</b-card>
      </b-collapse>
    </b-card>
  </b-collapse>
</div>

<!-- b-collapse.vue -->

Usage

Other elements can easily toggle <b-collapse> components using the v-b-toggle directive.

<div>
  <!-- Using modifiers -->
  <b-button v-b-toggle.collapse-2 class="m-1">Toggle Collapse</b-button>

  <!-- Using value -->
  <b-button v-b-toggle="'collapse-2'" class="m-1">Toggle Collapse</b-button>

  <!-- Element to collapse -->
  <b-collapse id="collapse-2">
    <b-card>I am collapsible content!</b-card>
  </b-collapse>
</div>

<!-- b-collapse-usage.vue -->

See the v-b-toggle directive documentation for detailed usage information.

Initial visibility (start expanded)

To make the <b-collapse> show initially, set the visible prop:

<div>
  <b-button v-b-toggle.collapse-3 class="m-1">Toggle Collapse</b-button>
  <b-collapse visible id="collapse-3">
    <b-card>I should start open!</b-card>
  </b-collapse>
</div>

<!-- b-collapse-visible.vue -->

By default, an initially visible collapse will not animate on mount. To enable the collapse expanding animation on mount (when visible or v-model is true), set the appear prop on <b-collapse>.

v-model support

The component's collapsed (visible) state can also be set with v-model which binds internally to the visible prop.

Note, when using v-model to control <b-collapse>, the aria-* attributes and class collapsed are not automatically placed on the trigger button (as is the case when using the v-b-toggle directive). In this example we must control the attributes ourselves for proper accessibility support.

<template>
  <div>
    <b-button
      :class="visible ? null : 'collapsed'"
      :aria-expanded="visible ? 'true' : 'false'"
      aria-controls="collapse-4"
      @click="visible = !visible"
    >
      Toggle Collapse
    </b-button>
    <b-collapse id="collapse-4" v-model="visible" class="mt-2">
      <b-card>I should start open!</b-card>
    </b-collapse>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
  export default {
    data() {
      return {
        visible: true
      }
    }
  }
</script>

<!-- b-collapse-v-model.vue -->

Trigger multiple collapse elements

You can even collapse multiple <b-collapse> components via a single v-b-toggle by providing multiple target IDs using modifiers.

You can also pass multiple target IDs via the directive value in BootstrapVue release v2.14.0+.

<div>
  <!-- Via multiple directive modifiers -->
  <b-button v-b-toggle.collapse-a.collapse-b>Toggle Collapse A and B</b-button>

  <!-- Via space separated string of IDs passed to directive value -->
  <b-button v-b-toggle="'collapse-a collapse-b'">Toggle Collapse A and B</b-button>

  <!-- Via array of string IDs passed to directive value -->
  <b-button v-b-toggle="['collapse-a', 'collapse-b']">Toggle Collapse A and B</b-button>

  <!-- Elements to collapse -->
  <b-collapse id="collapse-a" class="mt-2">
    <b-card>I am collapsible content A!</b-card>
  </b-collapse>
  <b-collapse id="collapse-b" class="mt-2">
    <b-card>I am collapsible content B!</b-card>
  </b-collapse>
</div>

<!-- b-collapse-trigger-multiple.vue -->

Accordion support

Turn a group of <b-collapse> components into an accordion by supplying an accordion group identifier via the accordion prop. Note that only one collapse in an accordion group can be open at a time.

<template>
  <div class="accordion" role="tablist">
    <b-card no-body class="mb-1">
      <b-card-header header-tag="header" class="p-1" role="tab">
        <b-button block v-b-toggle.accordion-1 variant="info">Accordion 1</b-button>
      </b-card-header>
      <b-collapse id="accordion-1" visible accordion="my-accordion" role="tabpanel">
        <b-card-body>
          <b-card-text>I start opened because <code>visible</code> is <code>true</code></b-card-text>
          <b-card-text>{{ text }}</b-card-text>
        </b-card-body>
      </b-collapse>
    </b-card>

    <b-card no-body class="mb-1">
      <b-card-header header-tag="header" class="p-1" role="tab">
        <b-button block v-b-toggle.accordion-2 variant="info">Accordion 2</b-button>
      </b-card-header>
      <b-collapse id="accordion-2" accordion="my-accordion" role="tabpanel">
        <b-card-body>
          <b-card-text>{{ text }}</b-card-text>
        </b-card-body>
      </b-collapse>
    </b-card>

    <b-card no-body class="mb-1">
      <b-card-header header-tag="header" class="p-1" role="tab">
        <b-button block v-b-toggle.accordion-3 variant="info">Accordion 3</b-button>
      </b-card-header>
      <b-collapse id="accordion-3" accordion="my-accordion" role="tabpanel">
        <b-card-body>
          <b-card-text>{{ text }}</b-card-text>
        </b-card-body>
      </b-collapse>
    </b-card>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
  export default {
    data() {
      return {
        text: `
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      }
    }
  }
</script>

<!-- b-accordion.vue -->

Notes:

  • When using accordion mode, make sure you place the trigger elements and <b-collapse> components inside an element with role="tablist" and set role="tab" on each trigger element's container (each trigger element should be wrapped) in order to help screen reader users navigate the accordion group.
  • If using the v-model feature of <b-collapse> in accordion mode, do not bind the v-model or visible prop of all the collapses in the accordion group to the same variable!
  • Ensure, at most, only one <b-collapse> in the accordion group has the visible prop and/or v-model set to true. Only one collapse in an accordion group can be open at a time.

Hiding and showing content in the toggle button based on collapse state

When using the v-b-toggle directive, the class collapsed will automatically be placed on the trigger element when the collapse is closed, and removed when open. You can use this class to display or hide content within the toggle via custom CSS. As of BootstrapVue 2.14.0, the class not-collapsed will be applied when the target(s) are not closed.

Example HTML markup:

<div>
  <b-button v-b-toggle:my-collapse>
    <span class="when-open">Close</span><span class="when-closed">Open</span> My Collapse
  </b-button>
  <b-collapse id="my-collapse">
    <!-- Content here -->
  </b-collapse>
</div>

Example Custom CSS:

.collapsed > .when-open,
.not-collapsed > .when-closed {
  display: none;
}

'Global' $root instance events

Using $root instance it is possible to emit and listen events somewhere out of a component, where <b-collapse> is used. In short, $root behaves like a global event emitters and listener. Details about $root instance can be found in the official Vue docs.

Listening to collapses state changes via $root events

To listen to any collapse state changes, use:

export default {
  mounted() {
    this.$root.$on('bv::collapse::state', (collapseId, isJustShown) => {
      console.log('collapseId:', collapseId)
      console.log('isJustShown:', isJustShown)
    })
  }
}

where collapseId is collapse id which changed its state; isJustShown is true/false, i.e. shown/hidden collapse.

Toggling collapses via $root events

To toggle (open/close) a specific collapse, pass the collapse id:

this.$root.$emit('bv::toggle::collapse', 'my-collapse-id')

Optionally scoped default slot

New in v2.2.0

The default slot can be optionally scoped. The following scope properties are available:

Property Type Description
visible Boolean Visible state of the collapse
close Function When called, will close the collapse

Accessibility

The v-b-toggle directive will automatically add the ARIA attributes aria-controls and aria-expanded to the component that the directive appears on (as well as add the class collapsed when not expanded). aria-expanded will reflect the state of the target <b-collapse> component, while aria-controls will be set to the ID(s) of the target <b-collapse> component(s).

If using v-model to set the visible state instead of the directive v-b-toggle, you will be required to, on the toggle element, add the aria-controls and other appropriate attributes and classes yourself.

While the v-b-toggle directive can be placed on almost any HTML element or Vue component, it is recommended to use a button or link (or similar component) to act as your toggler. Otherwise your trigger elements may be inaccessible to keyboard or screen reader users. If you do place them on something other than a button or link (or similar component), you should add the attributes tabindex="0" and role="button" to allow users of assistive technology to reach your trigger element.

When using accordion mode, make sure you place the trigger elements and <b-collapse> components inside an element with role="tablist" and set role="tab" on each trigger element's container in order to help screen reader users navigate the accordion group. Unfortunately, BootstrapVue cannot apply those roles for you automatically, as it depends on your final document markup.

Note: The animation effect of this component is dependent on the prefers-reduced-motion media query. See the reduced motion section of our accessibility documentation for additional details.

See also

Component reference

<b-collapse>

Properties

Property
Type
Default
Description
id
StringUsed to set the `id` attribute on the rendered content, and used as the base to generate any additional element IDs as needed
is-nav
BooleanfalseWhen set, signifies that the collapse is part of a navbar, enabling certain features for navbar support
accordion
StringThe name of the accordion group that this collapse belongs to
visible
v-model
BooleanfalseWhen 'true', expands the collapse
tag
String'div'Specify the HTML tag to render instead of the default tag
appear
v2.2.0+
BooleanfalseWhen set, and prop 'visible' is true on mount, will animate on initial mount

v-model

Property
Event
visibleinput

Slots

Slot Name
Scoped
Description
default v2.2.0+

Events

Event
Arguments
Description
input
  1. visible - Will be true if the collapse is visible
Used to update the v-model
show Emitted when collapse has started to open
shown Emitted when collapse has finished opening
hide Emitted when collapse has started to close
hidden Emitted when collapse has finished closing
bv::collapse::state
  1. id - changed state collapse id
  2. state - true or false, i.e. opened or closed
Emitted on $root when collapse has changed its state

$root event listeners

You can control <b-collapse> by emitting the following events on $root:

Event
Arguments
Description
bv::toggle::collapse

id - collapse id to toggle

Toggles visible state of collapse with specified id when this event is emitted on $root

Importing individual components

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

Component
Named Export
Import Path
<b-collapse>BCollapsebootstrap-vue

Example:

import { BCollapse } from 'bootstrap-vue'
Vue.component('b-collapse', BCollapse)

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
CollapsePluginbootstrap-vue

This plugin also automatically includes the following plugins:

  • VBTogglePlugin

Example:

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