Badges

Small and adaptive tag for adding context to just about any content.

Badges scale to match the size of the immediate parent element by using relative font sizing and em units.

<div>
  <h2>Example heading <b-badge>New</b-badge></h2>
  <h3>Example heading <b-badge>New</b-badge></h3>
  <h4>Example heading <b-badge>New</b-badge></h4>
  <h5>Example heading <b-badge>New</b-badge></h5>
  <h6>Example heading <b-badge>New</b-badge></h6>
</div>

<!-- b-badges.vue -->

Badges can be used as part of links or buttons to provide a counter (or similar flag).

<div class="text-center">
  <b-button variant="primary">Notifications <b-badge variant="light">4</b-badge></b-button>
</div>

<!-- b-badge-button.vue -->

Note that depending on how they are used, badges may be confusing for users of screen readers and similar assistive technologies. While the styling of badges provides a visual cue as to their purpose, these users will simply be presented with the content of the badge. Depending on the specific situation, these badges may seem like random additional words or numbers at the end of a sentence, link, or button.

Unless the context is clear (as with the “Notifications” example, where it is understood that the “4” is the number of notifications), consider including additional context with a visually hidden piece of additional text.

<div class="text-center">
  <b-button variant="primary">
    Profile
    <b-badge variant="light">9 <span class="sr-only">unread messages</span></b-badge>
  </b-button>
</div>

<!-- b-badge-button-aria.vue -->

Contextual variations

Add any of the following variants via the variant prop to change the appearance of a <b-badge>: default, primary, success, warning, info, and danger. If no variant is specified default will be used.

<div>
  <b-badge variant="primary">Primary</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="secondary">Secondary</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="success">Success</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="danger">Danger</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="warning">Warning</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="info">Info</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="light">Light</b-badge>
  <b-badge variant="dark">Dark</b-badge>
</div>

<!-- b-badge-variants.vue -->

Conveying meaning to assistive technologies:

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

Pill badges

Use the pill prop to make badges more rounded (with a larger border-radius and additional horizontal padding). Useful if you miss the badges from Bootstrap v3.

<div>
  <b-badge pill variant="primary">Primary</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="secondary">Secondary</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="success">Success</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="danger">Danger</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="warning">Warning</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="info">Info</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="light">Light</b-badge>
  <b-badge pill variant="dark">Dark</b-badge>
</div>

<!-- b-badge-pill.vue -->

Actionable badges

Quickly provide actionable badges with hover and focus states by specifying either the href prop (links) or to prop (router-links):

<div>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="primary">Primary</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="secondary">Secondary</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="success">Success</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="danger">Danger</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="warning">Warning</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="info">Info</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="light">Light</b-badge>
  <b-badge href="#" variant="dark">Dark</b-badge>
</div>

<!-- b-badge-action.vue -->

Refer to the Router support reference page for router-link specific props.

Badge Component Reference

<b-badge>

Properties

PropertyTypeDefault Value
hrefString
relString
targetString_self
activeBooleanfalse
disabledBooleanfalse
toString or Object
appendBooleanfalse
replaceBooleanfalse
eventString or Arrayclick
active-classString
exactBooleanfalse
exact-active-classString
router-tagStringa
no-prefetchBooleanfalse
tagStringspan
variantStringsecondary
pillBooleanfalse

Importing individual Badge Components

ComponentImport Path
<b-badge>bootstrap-vue/es/components/badge/badge

Example:

import BBadge from 'bootstrap-vue/es/components/badge/badge'
Vue.component('b-badge', BBadge)

Importing Badge as a Vue plugin

This plugin includes all of the above listed individual components. Plugins also include any component aliases.

import { Badge } from 'bootstrap-vue/es/components'
Vue.use(Badge)