Angular Bootstrap buttons

Use MDB’s custom button styles for actions in forms, dialogs, and more. Includes support for a handful of contextual variations, sizes, states, and more.

All the visually attractive and highly functional buttons we provided you with are fully customizable and easily adjustable to your needs.

Each of them contains characteristic Material Design elements, such as shadows, living colors, subtle animation on hovering, or charming waves effect triggered by clicking.


Basic buttons

MDB includes 7 predefined button styles, each serving its own semantic purpose.

mdbWavesEffect is responsible for emitting material waves effect on components. Read more about waves .

mdbRippleRadius is deprecated. Instead of it, please use mdbWavesEffect.

                                    <button mdbBtn type="button" color="primary" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Primary</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="default" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Default</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="secondary" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Secondary</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="success" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Success</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="info" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Info</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="warning" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Warning</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="danger" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Danger</button>

Conveying meaning to assistive technologies

Using color to add meaning to a button 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 (the visible text of the button), or is included through alternative means, such as additional text hidden with the .sr-only class.


Additional buttons

                                    <button mdbBtn type="button" color="elegant" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Elegant</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="unique" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Unique</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="pink" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Pink</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="purple" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Purple</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="deep-purple" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Deep-Purple</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="indigo" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Indigo</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="light-blue" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Light-blue</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="cyan" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Cyan</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="dark-green" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Dark-Green</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="light-green" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Light-green</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="yellow" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Yellow</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="amber" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Amber</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="deep-orange" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Deep-Orange</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="brown" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Brown</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="blue-grey" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Blue-Grey</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="mdb-color" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>MDB</button>

Gradient buttons MDB Pro component

    <button mdbBtn type="button" gradient="peach" rounded="true" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Peach</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" gradient="purple" rounded="true" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Purple</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" gradient="blue" rounded="true" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Blue</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" gradient="aqua" rounded="true" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Aqua</button>

Outline buttons

In need of a button, but not the hefty background colors they bring? Replace the default modifier classes with the .btn-outline-* ones to remove all background images and colors on any button.

                                    <button mdbBtn type="button" color="primary" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Primary</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="default" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Default</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="secondary" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Secondary</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="success" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Success</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="info" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Info</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="warning" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Warning</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="danger" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Danger</button>

Waves effect with outline buttons

MDB automatically adds waves effect to each element with .btn class. However, in outline buttons, it's barely visible due to lack of background.

That's why to outline buttons we add additional class .waves-effect to make waves darker and more intense.


Rounded buttons MDB Pro component

                                    <button mdbBtn type="button" color="primary" rounded="true" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Primary</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="default" rounded="true" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Default</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="secondary" rounded="true" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Secondary</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="success" rounded="true" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Success</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="info" rounded="true" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Info</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="warning" rounded="true" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Warning</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="danger" rounded="true" class="waves-light" mdbWavesEffect>Danger</button>

Rounded outline buttons MDB Pro component

                                    <button mdbBtn type="button" color="primary" rounded="true" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Primary</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="default" rounded="true" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Default</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="secondary" rounded="true" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Secondary</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="success" rounded="true" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Success</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="info" rounded="true" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Info</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="warning" rounded="true" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Warning</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="danger" rounded="true" outline="true" mdbWavesEffect>Danger</button>

Floating buttons MDB Pro component

                                    <a mdbBtn floating="true" size="lg" gradient="purple" mdbWavesEffect><mdb-icon icon="bolt"></mdb-icon></a>
<a mdbBtn floating="true" gradient="peach" mdbWavesEffect><mdb-icon icon="leaf"></mdb-icon></a>
<a mdbBtn floating="true" size="sm" gradient="blue" mdbWavesEffect><mdb-icon icon="star"></mdb-icon></a>

See the full list of available icons and colors for your buttons.


Fixed buttons MDB Pro component

See the live example of fixed button in the bottom right corner of this page.


Active on click


<div class="fixed-action-btn" style="bottom: 45px; right: 24px;">

    <a class="btn-floating btn-large red waves-light" mdbWavesEffect (click)="fixed.toggle($event)">
        <i class="fa fa-pencil"></i>
    </a>

    <div class="fixed_collapse" [mdbCollapse]="isCollapsed" #fixed="bs-collapse">
        <a class="btn-floating red waves-light" mdbWavesEffect><i class="fa fa-star"></i></a>
        <a class="btn-floating yellow darken-1 waves-light" mdbWavesEffect><i class="fa fa-user"></i></a>
        <a class="btn-floating green waves-light" mdbWavesEffect><i class="fa fa-envelope"></i></a>
        <a class="btn-floating blue waves-light" mdbWavesEffect><i class="fa fa-shopping-cart"></i></a>
    </div>

</div>
        

Active on hover


Replace (click)="fixed.toggle()" with (mouseenter)="fixed.toggle()" in the <a> tag and add (mouseleave)="fixed.toggle()" to the main <div> tag.


<div class="fixed-action-btn" style="bottom: 45px; right: 24px;" (mouseleave)="fixed.toggle()">

    <a class="btn-floating btn-large red waves-light" mdbWavesEffect (mouseenter)="fixed.toggle()">
        <i class="fa fa-pencil"></i>
    </a>

    ...

</div>
        

Close menu after clicking on link


Add (click)="fixed.toggle()" to any <a> tag to apply event that will close the menu when user click on that link.


<div class="fixed-action-btn" style="bottom: 45px; right: 24px;">

    <a class="btn-floating btn-large red waves-light" mdbWavesEffect (click)="fixed.toggle($event)">
        <i class="fa fa-pencil"></i>
    </a>

    <div class="fixed_collapse" [mdbCollapse]="isCollapsed" #fixed="bs-collapse">
        <a class="btn-floating red waves-light" mdbWavesEffect><i class="fa fa-star" (click)="fixed.toggle($event)"></i></a>
        <a class="btn-floating yellow darken-1 waves-light" mdbWavesEffect><i class="fa fa-user"></i></a>
        <a class="btn-floating green waves-light" mdbWavesEffect><i class="fa fa-envelope"></i></a>
        <a class="btn-floating blue waves-light" mdbWavesEffect><i class="fa fa-shopping-cart"></i></a>
    </div>

</div>
        

"Back to the top" button

"Back to the top" button is very useful with the long pages, especially on the mobile devices.

Click the button below to see the live example.



Usage

To make it work, you have to set an ID #top-section to any element on the top of the page. More options you can find here .

<button class="btn btn-floating btn-large red waves-light" mdbPageScroll href="#top-section" mdbWavesEffect style="right:35px; bottom:35px;" [pageScrollDuration]="750">
    <i class="fa fa-arrow-up"></i>
</button>

Flat button MDB Pro component

                                    <button mdbBtn type="button" flat="true" size="lg" mdbWavesEffect>Click me</button>

Buttons with icons

Note: To set the desired distance between icon and text use spacing utilities (for example .ml-1, .mr-2).

                                    <button mdbBtn type="button" color="primary" mdbWavesEffect><mdb-icon icon="magic" class="mr-1"></mdb-icon>Left</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="default" mdbWavesEffect>Right<mdb-icon icon="magic" class="ml-1"></mdb-icon></button>

See the full list of available icons for your buttons.


Button tags

The .btn classes are designed to be used with the <button> element. However, you can also use these classes on <a> elements (though some browsers may apply a slightly different rendering).

When using button classes on <a> elements that are used to trigger in-page functionality (like collapsing content), rather than linking to new pages or sections within the current page, these links should be given a role="button" to appropriately convey their purpose to assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Link
                                    <a mdbBtn href="#" role="button" color="primary" mdbWavesEffect>Link</a>
<button mdbBtn type="submit" color="primary" mdbWavesEffect>Button</button>
<div class="waves-input-wrapper waves-light" mdbWavesEffect><input mdbBtn color="primary" type="button" value="Input"></div>
<div class="waves-input-wrapper waves-light" mdbWavesEffect><input mdbBtn color="primary" type="submit" value="Submit"></div>
<div class="waves-input-wrapper waves-light" mdbWavesEffect><input mdbBtn color="primary" type="reset" value="Reset"></div>

Sizes

Fancy larger or smaller buttons? Add size="lg" or size="sm" for additional sizes.

                                    <button mdbBtn type="button" gradient="peach" size="lg" mdbWavesEffect>Large Button</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" gradient="purple" size="lg" mdbWavesEffect>Large Button</button>
                            <button mdbBtn type="button" gradient="peach" size="sm" mdbWavesEffect>Small Button</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" gradient="purple" size="sm" mdbWavesEffect>Small Button</button>

Create block level buttons—those that span the full width of a parent—by adding block="true".

                            <button mdbBtn type="button" color="default" block="true" mdbWavesEffect>Block Button</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="light-blue" block="true" mdbWavesEffect>Block Button</button>

Button states

Active state

Buttons will appear pressed (with a darker background, darker border, and inset shadow) when active. There’s no need to add a class to <button>s as they use a pseudo-class. However, you can still force the same active appearance with .active (and include the aria-pressed="true" attribute) should you need to replicate the state programmatically.

Primary link Link
                            <a mdbBtn role="button" color="primary" size="lg" mdbWavesEffect>Primary link</a>
<a mdbBtn role="button" color="default" size="lg" mdbWavesEffect>Link</a>

Disabled state

Make buttons look inactive by adding the disabled boolean attribute to any <button> element.

                            <button mdbBtn type="button" color="primary" size="lg" disabled mdbWavesEffect>Primary button</button>
<button mdbBtn type="button" color="default" size="lg" disabled mdbWavesEffect>Button</button>

Disabled buttons using the <a> element behave a bit different:

  • <a>s don’t support the disabled attribute, so you must add the .disabled class to make it visually appear disabled.
  • Some future-friendly styles are included to disable all pointer-events on anchor buttons. In browsers which support that property, you won’t see the disabled cursor at all.
  • Disabled buttons should include the aria-disabled="true" attribute to indicate the state of the element to assistive technologies.
Primary link Link
                            <a mdbBtn role="button" color="primary" size="lg" class="disabled" mdbWavesEffect>Primary link</a>
<a mdbBtn role="button" color="primary" size="lg" class="disabled" mdbWavesEffect>Link</a>

Link functionality caveat

The .disabled class uses pointer-events: none to try to disable the link functionality of <a>s, but that CSS property is not yet standardized. In addition, even in browsers that do support pointer-events: none, keyboard navigation remains unaffected, meaning that sighted keyboard users and users of assistive technologies will still be able to activate these links. So to be safe, add a tabindex="-1" attribute on these links (to prevent them from receiving keyboard focus) and use custom JavaScript to disable their functionality.


Button plugin

Do more with buttons. Control button states or create groups of buttons for more components like toolbars.

Toggle states

Add data-toggle="button" to toggle a button’s active state. If you’re pre-toggling a button, you must manually add the .active class and aria-pressed="true" to the <button>.

                            <button mdbBtn type="button" color="primary" autocomplete="off" [(ngModel)]="singleModel" mdbCheckbox btnCheckboxTrue="1" btnCheckboxFalse="0" mdbWavesEffect>
    Single toggle
</button>

Disabled state

Add a disabled attribute to your button to make it disabled.

                            <button mdbBtn type="button" color="primary" autocomplete="off" [(ngModel)]="singleModel" disabled mdbCheckbox btnCheckboxTrue="1" btnCheckboxFalse="0" mdbWavesEffect>
    Single toggle
</button>
    

Pre-selected state

If you’re pre-toggling a button, you must manually add the .active class and aria-pressed="true" to the <button>.


<button #button mdbBtn type="button" color="primary" autocomplete="off" [(ngModel)]="singleModel" mdbCheckbox btnCheckboxTrue="1"btnCheckboxFalse="0" mdbWavesEffect>
    Single toggle
</button>
	

import { Component, ElementRef, Renderer2, AfterViewInit, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
@Component({
    selector: 'toggle-button',
    templateUrl: './toggle.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./toggle.component.scss']
})
export class ToggleComponent implements AfterViewInit {
    @ViewChild('button') button: ElementRef;

    constructor(private el: ElementRef, private renderer: Renderer2) {}

    ngAfterViewInit() {
        this.renderer.addClass(this.button.nativeElement, 'active');
        this.renderer.setAttribute(this.button.nativeElement, 'aria-pressed', 'true');
    }
}
  

Checkbox and radio buttons

Bootstrap’s .button styles can be applied to other elements, such as <label>s, to provide checkbox or radio style button toggling. Add data-toggle="buttons" to a .btn-group containing those modified buttons to enable toggling in their respective styles.

The checked state for these buttons is only updated via click event on the button. If you use another method to update the input—e.g., with <input type="reset"> or by manually applying the input’s checked property—you’ll need to toggle .active on the <label> manually.

Note that pre-checked buttons require you to manually add the .active class to the input’s <label>.

Checkbox (multiple choice) buttons

<div class="btn-group">
    <label mdbBtn color="primary" [(ngModel)]="checkModel.left" mdbCheckbox mdbWavesEffect>
        Checkbox 1 (pre-checked)
    </label>
    <label mdbBtn color="primary" [(ngModel)]="checkModel.middle" mdbCheckbox mdbWavesEffect>
        Checkbox 2
    </label>
    <label mdbBtn color="primary" [(ngModel)]="checkModel.right" mdbCheckbox mdbWavesEffect>
        Checkbox 3
    </label>
</div>
	

export class AppComponent {
    public checkModel: any = { left: true, middle: false, right: false };
}
  
Radio (single choice) buttons

<div class="btn-group">
    <label mdbBtn color="primary" [(ngModel)]="radioModel" mdbRadio="Left" mdbWavesEffect>
        Radio 1 (pre-checked)
    </label>
    <label mdbBtn color="primary" [(ngModel)]="radioModel" mdbRadio="Middle" mdbWavesEffect>
        Radio 2
    </label>
    <label mdbBtn color="primary" [(ngModel)]="radioModel" mdbRadio="Right" mdbWavesEffect>
        Radio 3
    </label>
</div>
	

export class AppComponent {
    public radioModel: string = 'Left';
}
  

Methods

Method Description
$().button('toggle') Toggles push state. Gives the button the appearance that it has been activated.

API Reference:

In order to speed up your application, you can choose to import only the modules you actually need, instead of importing the entire MDB Angular library. Remember that importing the entire library, and immediately afterwards a specific module, is bad practice, and can cause application errors.

API Reference for MDB Angular Pro Buttons:
// Only for Fixed Button
import { CollapseModule } from 'ng-uikit-pro-standard'
// For MDB Angular Pro
import { WavesModule, ButtonsModule } from 'ng-uikit-pro-standard'
// For MDB Angular Free
import { WavesModule, ButtonsModule } from 'angular-bootstrap-md'