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Bootstrap Search

Bootstrap search is a component which enables a process of finding words, sentences, and numbers in the collection of documents, web pages or other sources.

It can be implemented with buttons or icons and placed as an input or in navbar for even better user experience.

Examples of Bootstrap search use:

  • Databases
  • Search engines
  • Built-in search box on documentation page (like the one on the left)

You can use material design version or default bootstrap style.


Basic example

                            
<!-- Search form -->
<div class="md-form">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>
                            
                        
                            
<!-- Search form -->
<input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
                            
                        

Search with colorful border

Colorful always or only in the :focus state.

                            
<!-- Search form -->
<div class="md-form active-pink active-pink-2 mb-3">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>
<!-- Search form -->
<div class="md-form active-purple active-purple-2 mb-3">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>
<!-- Search form -->
<div class="md-form active-cyan active-cyan-2 mb-3">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>

<!-- Search form -->
<div class="md-form active-pink-2 mb-3">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>
<!-- Search form -->
<div class="md-form active-purple-2 mb-3">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>
<!-- Search form -->
<div class="md-form active-cyan-2 mb-3">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>
                            
                        
                            
.active-pink-2 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #f48fb1;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #f48fb1;
}
.active-pink input[type=text] {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #f48fb1;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #f48fb1;
}
.active-purple-2 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #ce93d8;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #ce93d8;
}
.active-purple input[type=text] {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #ce93d8;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #ce93d8;
}
.active-cyan-2 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #4dd0e1;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #4dd0e1;
}
.active-cyan input[type=text] {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #4dd0e1;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #4dd0e1;
}
                            
                        
                          
<!-- Search form -->
<div class="active-pink-3 active-pink-4 mb-4">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>
<!-- Search form -->
<div class="active-purple-3 active-purple-4 mb-4">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>
<!-- Search form -->
<div class="active-cyan-3 active-cyan-4 mb-4">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>

<!-- Search form -->
<div class="active-pink-4 mb-4">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>
<!-- Search form -->
<div class="active-purple-4 mb-4">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>
<!-- Search form -->
<div class="active-cyan-4 mb-4">
    <input class="form-control" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>
                          
                      
                          
.active-pink-4 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border: 1px solid #f48fb1;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #f48fb1;
}
.active-pink-3 input[type=text] {
    border: 1px solid #f48fb1;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #f48fb1;
}
.active-purple-4 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border: 1px solid #ce93d8;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #ce93d8;
}
.active-purple-3 input[type=text] {
    border: 1px solid #ce93d8;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #ce93d8;
}
.active-cyan-4 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border: 1px solid #4dd0e1;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #4dd0e1;
}
.active-cyan-3 input[type=text] {
    border: 1px solid #4dd0e1;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #4dd0e1;
}
                          
                      

Search with icon

Colorful always or only in the :focus state.

                            
<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline md-form form-sm">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm ml-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline md-form form-sm active-pink active-pink-2">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm ml-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline md-form form-sm active-purple active-purple-2">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm ml-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline md-form form-sm active-cyan active-cyan-2">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm ml-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline md-form form-sm">
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm mr-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline md-form form-sm active-pink-2">
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm mr-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline md-form form-sm active-purple-2">
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm mr-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline md-form form-sm active-cyan-2">
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm mr-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
</form>
                            
                        
                            
.active-pink-2 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #f48fb1;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #f48fb1;
}
.active-pink input[type=text] {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #f48fb1;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #f48fb1;
}
.active-purple-2 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #ce93d8;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #ce93d8;
}
.active-purple input[type=text] {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #ce93d8;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #ce93d8;
}
.active-cyan-2 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #4dd0e1;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #4dd0e1;
}
.active-cyan input[type=text] {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #4dd0e1;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #4dd0e1;
}
.active-cyan .fa, .active-cyan-2 .fa {
    color: #4dd0e1;
}
.active-purple .fa, .active-purple-2 .fa {
    color: #ce93d8;
}
.active-pink .fa, .active-pink-2 .fa {
    color: #f48fb1;
}
                            
                        
                            
<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm ml-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline active-pink-3 active-pink-4">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm ml-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline active-purple-3 active-purple-4">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm ml-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline active-cyan-3 active-cyan-4">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm ml-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline ">
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm mr-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline active-pink-4">
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm mr-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline active-purple-4">
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm mr-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
</form>

<!-- Search form -->
<form class="form-inline active-cyan-4">
    <input class="form-control form-control-sm mr-3 w-75" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <i class="fa fa-search" aria-hidden="true"></i>
</form>
                            
                        
                            
.active-pink-4 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border: 1px solid #f48fb1;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #f48fb1;
}
.active-pink-3 input[type=text] {
    border: 1px solid #f48fb1;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #f48fb1;
}
.active-purple-4 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border: 1px solid #ce93d8;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #ce93d8;
}
.active-purple-3 input[type=text] {
    border: 1px solid #ce93d8;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #ce93d8;
}
.active-cyan-4 input[type=text]:focus:not([readonly]) {
    border: 1px solid #4dd0e1;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #4dd0e1;
}
.active-cyan-3 input[type=text] {
    border: 1px solid #4dd0e1;
    box-shadow: 0 0 0 1px #4dd0e1;
}
.active-cyan-3 .fa, .active-cyan-4 .fa {
    color: #4dd0e1;
}
.active-purple-3 .fa, .active-purple-4 .fa {
    color: #ce93d8;
}
.active-pink-3 .fa, .active-pink-4 .fa {
    color: #f48fb1;
}
                            
                        

Search with input group

                
.input-group.md-form.form-sm.form-1 input{
    border: 1px solid #bdbdbd;
    border-top-right-radius: 0.25rem;
    border-bottom-right-radius: 0.25rem;
}
.input-group.md-form.form-sm.form-2 input {
    border: 1px solid #bdbdbd;
    border-top-left-radius: 0.25rem;
    border-bottom-left-radius: 0.25rem;
}
.input-group.md-form.form-sm.form-2 input.red-border  {
    border: 1px solid #ef9a9a;
}
.input-group.md-form.form-sm.form-2 input.lime-border  {
    border: 1px solid #cddc39;
}
.input-group.md-form.form-sm.form-2 input.amber-border  {
    border: 1px solid #ffca28;
}
                
            
                
<div class="input-group md-form form-sm form-1 pl-0">
    <div class="input-group-prepend">
        <span class="input-group-text purple lighten-3" id="basic-text1"><i class="fa fa-search text-white" aria-hidden="true"></i></span>
    </div>
    <input class="form-control my-0 py-1" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>

<div class="input-group md-form form-sm form-1 pl-0">
    <div class="input-group-prepend">
        <span class="input-group-text cyan lighten-2" id="basic-text1"><i class="fa fa-search text-white" aria-hidden="true"></i></span>
    </div>
    <input class="form-control my-0 py-1" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>

<div class="input-group md-form form-sm form-1 pl-0">
    <div class="input-group-prepend">
        <span class="input-group-text pink lighten-3" id="basic-text1"><i class="fa fa-search text-white" aria-hidden="true"></i></span>
    </div>
    <input class="form-control my-0 py-1" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
</div>

<div class="input-group md-form form-sm form-2 pl-0">
    <input class="form-control my-0 py-1 amber-border" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <div class="input-group-append">
        <span class="input-group-text amber lighten-3" id="basic-text1"><i class="fa fa-search text-grey" aria-hidden="true"></i></span>
    </div>
</div>

<div class="input-group md-form form-sm form-2 pl-0">
    <input class="form-control my-0 py-1 lime-border" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <div class="input-group-append">
        <span class="input-group-text lime lighten-2" id="basic-text1"><i class="fa fa-search text-grey" aria-hidden="true"></i></span>
    </div>
</div>

<div class="input-group md-form form-sm form-2 pl-0">
    <input class="form-control my-0 py-1 red-border" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <div class="input-group-append">
        <span class="input-group-text red lighten-3" id="basic-text1"><i class="fa fa-search text-grey" aria-hidden="true"></i></span>
    </div>
</div>
                
            

Search with buttons MDB Pro component

Info notification

MDB has many buttons to use within search box. Take a look here to know all the possibilities.

                
<form class="form-inline md-form mr-auto mb-4">
    <input class="form-control mr-sm-2" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <button class="btn aqua-gradient btn-rounded btn-sm my-0" type="submit">Search</button>
</form>
<form class="form-inline md-form mr-auto mb-4">
    <input class="form-control mr-sm-2" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-warning btn-rounded btn-sm my-0" type="submit">Search</button>
</form>
<form class="form-inline md-form mr-auto mb-4">
    <input class="form-control mr-sm-2" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <button class="btn btn-elegant btn-rounded btn-sm my-0" type="submit">Search</button>
</form>
<form class="form-inline mr-auto">
    <input class="form-control mr-sm-2" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <button class="btn blue-gradient btn-rounded btn-sm my-0" type="submit">Search</button>
</form>
<form class="form-inline mr-auto">
    <input class="form-control mr-sm-2" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <button class="btn btn-outline-success btn-rounded btn-sm my-0" type="submit">Search</button>
</form>
<form class="form-inline mr-auto">
    <input class="form-control mr-sm-2" type="text" placeholder="Search" aria-label="Search">
    <button class="btn btn-unique btn-rounded btn-sm my-0" type="submit">Search</button>
</form>
                
            


Search within select MDB Pro component

                
<!--Blue select-->
<select class="mdb-select colorful-select dropdown-primary" searchable="Search here..">
    <option value="1">Option 1</option>
    <option value="2">Option 2</option>
    <option value="3">Option 3</option>
    <option value="4">Option 4</option>
    <option value="5">Option 5</option>
</select>
<label>Example label</label>

<select class="mdb-select" searchable="Search here..">
    <option value="1" disabled selected>Choose your option</option>
    <option value="2" data-icon="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Avatars/avatar-1.jpg" class="rounded-circle">example 1</option>
    <option value="3" data-icon="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Avatars/avatar-2.jpg" class="rounded-circle">example 2</option>
    <option value="4" data-icon="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Avatars/avatar-3.jpg" class="rounded-circle">example 1</option>
</select>
                
            

Search within multiselect MDB Pro component

                
<select class="mdb-select colorful-select dropdown-primary" multiple searchable="Search here..">
    <option value="" disabled selected>Choose your country</option>
    <option value="1">USA</option>
    <option value="2">Germany</option>
    <option value="3">France</option>
    <option value="3">Poland</option>
    <option value="3">Japan</option>
</select>
<label>Label example</label>

<select class="mdb-select" multiple searchable="Search here..">
    <optgroup label="team 1" >
        <option value="1">Option 1</option>
        <option value="2">Option 2</option>
    </optgroup>
    <optgroup label="team 2">
        <option value="3">Option 3</option>
        <option value="4">Option 4</option>
    </optgroup>
</select>