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Stretched link

Bootstrap Stretched link

Make any HTML element or Bootstrap component clickable by “stretching” a nested link via CSS.


Card with stretched link

Add .stretched-link to a link to make its containing block clickable via a ::after pseudo element. In most cases, this means that an element with position: relative; that contains a link with the .stretched-link class is clickable.

Cards have position: relative; by default in Bootstrap, so in this case you can safely add the .stretched-link class to a link in the card without any other HTML changes.

Multiple links and tap targets are not recommended with stretched links. However, some position and z-index styles can help should this be required.

Stretched link with .btn class

Streatched links don't work correctly with MDB .btn class. We have a conflict with position: relative; about our waves-effect. If you want use class .btn with stretched links check this example.

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Card with stretched link

Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.

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        <div class="card" style="width: 18rem;">
          <img class="card-img-top" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Others/images/43.jpg" alt="Card image cap">

          <div class="card-body">
            <h5 class="card-title">Card with stretched link</h5>
            <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's
              content.</p>
            <a href="https://mdbootstrap.com/education/bootstrap/quick-start/" class="stretched-link">Go somewhere</a>
          </div>
        </div>

      

Media with stretched link

Media objects do not have position: relative by default, so we need to add the .position-relative here to prevent the link from stretching outside the media object.

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Media with stretched link

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        <div class="media position-relative">

          <img class="mr-2" style="height: 144px; width: 144px" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Others/images/43.jpg"
            alt="image">

          <div class="media-body">
            <h5 class="mt-0">Media with stretched link</h5>
            <p>Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus
              odio,
              vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla.
              Donec
              lacinia congue felis in faucibus.</p>
            <a href="https://mdbootstrap.com/education/bootstrap/quick-start/" class="stretched-link">Go somewhere</a>
          </div>
        </div>

      

Columns with stretched link

Columns are position: relative by default, so clickable columns only require the .stretched-link class on a link. However, stretching a link over an entire .row requires .position-static on the column and .position-relative on the row.

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Columns with stretched link

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        <div class="row no-gutters position-relative">
          <div class="col-md-6 mb-md-0 p-md-4">
            <img class="w-100" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Others/images/43.jpg" alt="image">
          </div>
          <div class="col-md-6 position-static p-4 pl-md-0">
            <h5 class="mt-0">Columns with stretched link</h5>
            <p>Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus
              odio,
              vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla.
              Donec
              lacinia congue felis in faucibus.</p>
            <a href="https://mdbootstrap.com/education/bootstrap/quick-start/" class="stretched-link">Go somewhere</a>
          </div>
        </div>

      

Identifying the containing block

If the stretched link doesn’t seem to work, the containing block will probably be the cause. The following CSS properties will make an element the containing block:

  • A position value other than static
  • A transform or perspective value other than none
  • A will-change value of transform or perspective
  • A filter value other than none or a will-change value of filter (only works on Firefox)
Card image cap
Card with stretched links

Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.

Stretched link will not work here, because position: relative is added to the link

This stretched link will only be spread over the p-tag, because a transform is applied to it.



        <div class="card" style="width: 18rem;">
          <img class="card-img-top mr-2" style="height: 180px; width: 100%" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Others/images/43.jpg"
            alt="Card image cap">
          </svg>
          <div class="card-body">
            <h5 class="card-title">Card with stretched links</h5>
            <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's
              content.</p>
            <p class="card-text">
              <a href="https://mdbootstrap.com/education/bootstrap/quick-start/" class="stretched-link text-danger"
                style="position: relative;">Stretched link will not work
                here, because position: relative is added to the link</a>
            </p>
            <p class="card-text bg-light" style="transform: rotate(0);">
              This <a href="https://mdbootstrap.com/education/bootstrap/quick-start/" class="text-warning stretched-link">stretched
                link</a> will only be spread over the
              p-tag, because a transform is applied to it.
            </p>
          </div>
        </div>

      

Stretched link with .btn class

If you want use .btn class with stretched link you have to 'turn off' a position: relative; at button. Check exmaple below.

Card image cap
Card with stretched link

Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.

Go somewhere


        <div class="card btn-no-waves" style="width: 18rem;">
          <img class="card-img-top" src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Others/images/43.jpg" alt="Card image cap">

          <div class="card-body">
            <h5 class="card-title">Card with stretched link</h5>
            <p class="card-text">Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's
              content.</p>
            <a href="https://mdbootstrap.com/education/bootstrap/quick-start/" target="_blank" class="stretched-link btn btn-primary">Go
              somewhere</a>
          </div>
        </div>

      



        .btn-no-waves .btn.waves-effect {
        position: static;
        }

      

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Compilation

To reduce a weight of MDBootstrap package, you can compile your own, custom package containing only components and features you need.

Map of dependencies of SCSS files in MDBootstrap:


    Legend:

    '-->' means 'required'

    All free and pro files require files from 'core' catalog

    'none' means 'this component doesn't require anything except core files'

    A file wrapped by `< >` means that this file make the base component prettier but it isn't necessary for the proper working

    All PRO components require 'pro/_variables.scss' file

    scss/
    |
    |-- core/
    |   |
    |   |-- bootstrap/
    |   |	|-- _functions.scss
    |   |	|-- _variables.scss
    |   |
    |   |-- _colors.scss
    |   |-- _global.scss
    |   |-- _helpers.scss
    |   |-- _masks.scss
    |   |-- _mixins.scss
    |   |-- _typography.scss
    |   |-- _variables.scss
    |   |-- _waves.scss
    |
    |-- free/
    |   |-- _animations-basic.scss --> none
    |   |-- _animations-extended.scss --> _animations-basic.scss
    |   |-- _buttons.scss --> none
    |   |-- _cards.scss --> none <_buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _dropdowns.scss --> none <_buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _input-group.scss --> _forms.scss, _buttons.scss, _dropdowns.scss
    |   |-- _navbars.scss --> none <_buttons.scss, _forms.scss, _input-group.scss>
    |   |-- _pagination.scss --> none
    |   |-- _badges.scss --> none
    |   |-- _modals.scss --> _buttons.scss, _forms.scss (PRO --> _tabs.scss)
    |   |-- _carousels.scss --> <_buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _forms.scss --> none
    |   |-- _msc.scss --> none <_buttons.scss, _forms.scss, _cards.scss>
    |   |-- _footers.scss none <_buttons.scss> (PRO: )
    |   |-- _list-group.scss --> none
    |   |-- _tables.scss --> none (PRO: _material-select.scss, pro/_forms.scss, _checkbox.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, pro/_cards.scss, _pagination.scss, pro/_msc.scss)
    |   |-- _depreciated.scss
    |
    |-- pro/
    |   |
    |   |-- picker/
    |   |   |-- _default.scss --> none
    |   |   |-- _default-time.scss --> _default.scss, free/_forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, free/_cards.scss
    |   |   |-- _default-date.scss --> _default.scss, free/_forms.scss
    |   |
    |   |-- sections/
    |   |   |-- _templates.scss --> _sidenav.scss
    |   |   |-- _social.scss --> free/_cards.scss, free/ _forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss,
    |   |   |-- _team.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, free/_cards.scss, pro/_cards.scss
    |   |   |-- _testimonials.scss --> free/_carousels.scss, pro/_carousels.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |   |-- _magazine.scss --> _badges.scss
    |   |   |-- _pricing.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |   |-- _contacts.scss --> free/_forms.scss, pro/_forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |
    |   |-- _variables.scss
    |   |-- _buttons.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_msc.scss, _checkbox.scss, _radio.scss
    |   |-- _social-buttons.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _tabs.scss --> _cards.scss
    |   |-- _cards.scss --> free/_cards.scss <_buttons.scss, _social-buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _dropdowns.scss --> free/_dropdowns.scss, free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _navbars.scss --> free/_navbars.scss  (PRO: )
    |   |-- _scrollspy.scss --> none
    |   |-- _lightbox.scss --> none
    |   |-- _chips.scss --> none
    |   |-- _msc.scss --> none
    |   |-- _forms.scss --> none
    |   |-- _radio.scss --> none
    |   |-- _checkbox.scss --> none
    |   |-- _material-select.scss --> none
    |   |-- _switch.scss --> none
    |   |-- _file-input.scss --> free/_forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _range.scss --> none
    |   |-- _input-group.scss --> free/_input-group.scss and the same what free input group, _checkbox.scss, _radio.scss
    |   |-- _autocomplete.scss --> free/_forms.scss
    |   |-- _accordion.scss --> pro/_animations.scss, free/_cards.scss
    |   |-- _parallax.scss --> none
    |   |-- _sidenav.scss --> free/_forms.scss, pro/_animations.scss, sections/_templates.scss
    |   |-- _ecommerce.scss --> free/_cards.scss, pro/_cards.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, pro/_msc.scss
    |   |-- _carousels.scss --> free/_carousels.scss, free/_cards.scss, free/_buttons.scss 
    |   |-- _steppers.scss --> free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _blog.scss --> none
    |   |-- _toasts.scss --> free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _animations.scss --> none
    |   |-- _charts.scss --> none
    |   |-- _progress.scss --> none
    |   |-- _scrollbar.scss --> none
    |   |-- _skins.scss --> none
    |   |-- _depreciated.scss
    |
    `-- _custom-skin.scss
    `-- _custom-styles.scss
    `-- _custom-variables.scss
    `-- mdb.scss

  

Map of dependencies of JavaScript modules in MDBootstrap:


    Legend:

    '-->' means 'required'

    All files require jQuery and bootstrap.js

    js/
    ├── dist/
    │   ├── buttons.js
    │   ├── cards.js
    │   ├── character-counter.js
    │   ├── chips.js
    │   ├── collapsible.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── dropdown.js --> Popper.js, jquery.easing.js
    │   ├── file-input.js
    │   ├── forms-free.js
    │   ├── material-select.js --> dropdown.js
    │   ├── mdb-autocomplete.js
    │   ├── preloading.js
    │   ├── range-input.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── scrolling-navbar.js
    │   ├── sidenav.js --> vendor/velocity.js, vendor/hammer.js, vendor/jquery.hammer.js
    │   └── smooth-scroll.js
    ├── _intro-mdb-pro.js
    ├── modules.js
    ├── src/
    │   ├── buttons.js
    │   ├── cards.js
    │   ├── character-counter.js
    │   ├── chips.js
    │   ├── collapsible.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── dropdown.js --> Popper.js, jquery.easing.js
    │   ├── file-input.js
    │   ├── forms-free.js
    │   ├── material-select.js --> dropdown.js
    │   ├── mdb-autocomplete.js
    │   ├── preloading.js
    │   ├── range-input.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── scrolling-navbar.js
    │   ├── sidenav.js --> vendor/velocity.js, vendor/hammer.js, vendor/jquery.hammer.js
    │   └── smooth-scroll.js
    └── vendor/
        ├── addons/
        │   ├── datatables.js
        │   └── datatables.min.js
        ├── chart.js
        ├── enhanced-modals.js
        ├── hammer.js
        ├── jarallax.js
        ├── jarallax-video.js --> vendor/jarallax.js
        ├── jquery.easing.js
        ├── jquery.easypiechart.js
        ├── jquery.hammer.js --> vendor/hammer.js
        ├── jquery.sticky.js
        ├── lightbox.js
        ├── picker-date.js --> vendor/picker.js
        ├── picker.js
        ├── picker-time.js --> vendor/picker.js
        ├── scrollbar.js
        ├── scrolling-navbar.js
        ├── toastr.js
        ├── velocity.js
        ├── waves.js
        └── wow.js
  

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