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Vue Bootstrap Loader/Spinner

Vue Loader/Spinner - Bootstrap 4 & Material Design

Preloaders (also known as loaders) are simple animations that are used to keep visitors entertained while the page is still loading, which helps to increase the user experience.

Bootstrap “spinners” can be used to show the loading state in your projects. They’re built only with HTML and CSS, meaning you don’t need any JavaScript to create them. You will, however, need some custom JavaScript to toggle their visibility. Their appearance, alignment, and sizing can be easily customized with our amazing utility classes.

For accessibility purposes, each loader here includes role="status" and a nested Loading....


Default loader

Use the border spinners for a lightweight loading indicator.

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            <template>
              <div class="spinner-border" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </div>
            </template>
          

Material loader MDB Pro component

Material Design styling for Bootstrap Loader component


            <template>
              <!--Blue-->
              <mdb-spinner />
            </template>
          

            <script>
              import { mdbSpinner } from 'mdbvue';
              export default {
                name: 'PageLoader',
                components: {
                  mdbSpinner                
                }
              }
            </script>
          

Loader colors

The default spinner uses currentColor for its border-color, meaning you can customize the color with text color utilities. You can use any of our text color utilities on the standard spinner.

Default loader

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            <template>
              <div class="spinner-border text-primary" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </div>
              <div class="spinner-border text-secondary" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </div>
              <div class="spinner-border text-success" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </div>
              <div class="spinner-border text-danger" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </div>
              <div class="spinner-border text-warning" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </div>
              <div class="spinner-border text-info" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </div>
              <div class="spinner-border text-light" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </div>
              <div class="spinner-border text-dark" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </div>
            </template>
          

Material loader MDB Pro component


            <template>
              <div>
                <mdb-spinner big color="red" />
                <mdb-spinner big color="blue" />
                <mdb-spinner big color="yellow" />
                <mdb-spinner big color="green" />
                <mdb-spinner big multicolor />
              </div>
            </template>
          

            <script>
              import { mdbSpinner } from 'mdbvue';
              export default {
                name: 'PageLoader',
                components: {
                  mdbSpinner                
                }
              }
            </script>
          

Why not use border-color utilities? Each border spinner specifies a transparent border for at least one side, so .border-{color} utilities would override that.


Growing spinner

If you don’t fancy a border spinner, switch to the grow spinner. While it doesn’t technically spin, it does repeatedly grow!

Loading...

            <template>
              <div class="spinner-grow" role="status">
                <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
              </div>
            </template>
          

Once again, this spinner is built with currentColor, so you can easily change its appearance with text color utilities. Here it is in blue, along with the supported variants.

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            <template>
              <div>
                <div class="spinner-grow text-primary" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
                <div class="spinner-grow text-secondary" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
                <div class="spinner-grow text-success" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
                <div class="spinner-grow text-danger" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
                <div class="spinner-grow text-warning" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
                <div class="spinner-grow text-info" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
                <div class="spinner-grow text-light" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
                <div class="spinner-grow text-dark" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
              </div>
            </template>
          

Alignment

Spinners in Bootstrap are built with rems, currentColor, and display: inline-flex. This means they can easily be resized, recolored, and quickly aligned.

Margin

Use margin utilities like .m-5 for easy spacing.

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        <template>
          <div class="spinner-border m-5" role="status">
            <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
          </div>
        </template>
      

Placement

Use flexbox utilities, float utilities, or text alignment utilities to place spinners exactly where you need them in any situation.

Flex

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        <template>
          <div class="d-flex justify-content-center">
            <div class="spinner-border" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
          </div>
        </template>
      
Loading...

        <template>
          <div class="d-flex align-items-center">
            <strong>Loading...</strong>
            <div class="spinner-border ml-auto" role="status" aria-hidden="true"></div>
          </div>
        </template>
      

Floats

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        <template>
          <div class="clearfix">
            <div class="spinner-border float-right" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
          </div>
        </template>
      

Text align

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        <template>
          <div class="text-center">
            <div class="spinner-border" role="status">
              <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
            </div>
          </div>
        </template>
      

Loader sizing

You can set different sizes of loader, both default and material ones.

For default spinner add .spinner-border-sm and .spinner-grow-sm to make a smaller spinner that can quickly be used within other components or, use custom CSS or inline styles to change the dimensions as needed.

Default loader

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            <template>
              <div>
                <div class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
                <div class="spinner-grow spinner-grow-sm" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
        
                <div class="spinner-border" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
                <div class="spinner-grow" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
        
                <div class="spinner-border" style="width: 3rem; height: 3rem;" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
                <div class="spinner-grow" style="width: 3rem; height: 3rem;" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
              </div>
            </template>
          

Material loader MDB Pro component


            <template>
              <div>
                <mdb-spinner big />
                <mdb-spinner />
                <mdb-spinner small />
              </div>
            </template>
          

            <script>
              import { mdbSpinner } from 'mdbvue';
              export default {
                name: 'PageLoader',
                components: {
                  mdbSpinner                
                }
              }
            </script>
          

Loader speed

You can also set different speed of loader, both default and material ones.

Default loader

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            <template>
              <div>
                <div class="spinner-border fast" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
                <div class="spinner-grow fast" role="status">
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </div>
              </div>
            </template>
          

Material loader MDB Pro component


            <template>
              <mdb-spinner big crazy />
            </template>
          

            <script>
              import { mdbSpinner } from 'mdbvue';
              export default {
                name: 'PageLoader',
                components: {
                  mdbSpinner                
                }
              }
            </script>
          

Buttons

Use spinners within buttons to indicate an action is currently processing or taking place. You may also swap the text out of the spinner element and utilize button text as needed.

Default loader


            <template>
              <div>
                <mdb-btn color="primary" disabled>
                  <span class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm" role="status" aria-hidden="true"></span>
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </mdb-btn>
                <mdb-btn color="primary" disabled>
                  <span class="spinner-border spinner-border-sm" role="status" aria-hidden="true"></span>
                  Loading...
                </mdb-btn>
              </div>
            </template>
          

            <script>
              import { mdbBtn } from 'mdbvue';
              export default {
                name: 'PageLoader',
                components: {
                  mdbBtn                
                }
              }
            </script>
          

            <template>
              <div>
                <mdb-btn color="primary" disabled>
                  <span class="spinner-grow spinner-grow-sm" role="status" aria-hidden="true"></span>
                  <span class="sr-only">Loading...</span>
                </mdb-btn>
                <mdb-btn color="primary" disabled>
                  <span class="spinner-grow spinner-grow-sm" role="status" aria-hidden="true"></span>
                  Loading...
                </mdb-btn>
              </div>
            </template>
          

            <script>
              import { mdbBtn } from 'mdbvue';
              export default {
                name: 'PageLoader',
                components: {
                  mdbBtn                
                  }
              }
            </script>
          

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Loader/Spinner - API

In this section you will find advanced information about the Loader/Spinner component. You will learn which modules are required in this component, what are the possibilities of configuring the component, and what events and methods you can use in working with it.


Import statement


import { mdbSpinner } from 'mdbvue';
      

API Reference: Properties

Name Type Default Description Example
big Boolean false Changes spinner's size to big <mdb-spinner big />
color String 'blue' Changes spinner's color <mdb-spinner color="red" />
crazy Boolean false Changes spinner's animation speed to fast <mdb-spinner crazy />
multicolor Boolean false Changes spinner's color theme to multicolor <mdb-spinner multicolor />
small Boolean false Changes spinner's size to small <mdb-spinner small />
tag String 'div' Changes spinner's tag <mdb-spinner tag="p" />