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Cross-browser compatibility

Firefox persists form control states (disabledness and checkedness) across page loads. A workaround for this is to use autocomplete="off". See Mozilla bug #654072.

Stateful

Add data-loading-text="Loading..." to use a loading state on a button.

This feature is deprecated since v3.3.5 and has been removed in v4.

Use whichever state you like!

For the sake of this demonstration, we are using data-loading-text and $().button('loading'), but that's not the only state you can use. See more on this below in the $().button(string) documentation.

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<button type="button" id="myButton" data-loading-text="Loading..." class="btn btn-primary" autocomplete="off">
  Loading state
</button>

<script>
  $('#myButton').on('click', function () {
    var $btn = $(this).button('loading')
    // business logic...
    $btn.button('reset')
  })
</script>

Single toggle

Add data-toggle="button" to activate toggling on a single button.

Pre-toggled buttons need .active and aria-pressed="true"

For pre-toggled buttons, you must add the .active class and the aria-pressed="true" attribute to the button yourself.

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<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary" data-toggle="button" aria-pressed="false" autocomplete="off">
  Single toggle
</button>

Checkbox / Radio

Add data-toggle="buttons" to a .btn-group containing checkbox or radio inputs to enable toggling in their respective styles.

Preselected options need .active

For preselected options, you must add the .active class to the input's label yourself.

Visual checked state only updated on click

If the checked state of a checkbox button is updated without firing a click event on the button (e.g. via <input type="reset"> or via setting the checked property of the input), you will need to toggle the .active class on the input's label yourself.

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<div class="btn-group" data-toggle="buttons">
  <label class="btn btn-primary active">
    <input type="checkbox" autocomplete="off" checked> Checkbox 1 (pre-checked)
  </label>
  <label class="btn btn-primary">
    <input type="checkbox" autocomplete="off"> Checkbox 2
  </label>
  <label class="btn btn-primary">
    <input type="checkbox" autocomplete="off"> Checkbox 3
  </label>
</div>
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<div class="btn-group" data-toggle="buttons">
  <label class="btn btn-primary active">
    <input type="radio" name="options" id="option1" autocomplete="off" checked> Radio 1 (preselected)
  </label>
  <label class="btn btn-primary">
    <input type="radio" name="options" id="option2" autocomplete="off"> Radio 2
  </label>
  <label class="btn btn-primary">
    <input type="radio" name="options" id="option3" autocomplete="off"> Radio 3
  </label>
</div>

Methods

$().button('toggle')

Toggles push state. Gives the button the appearance that it has been activated.

$().button('reset')

Resets button state - swaps text to original text. This method is asynchronous and returns before the resetting has actually completed.

$().button(string)

Swaps text to any data defined text state.

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<button type="button" id="myStateButton" data-complete-text="finished!" class="btn btn-primary" autocomplete="off">
  ...
</button>

<script>
  $('#myStateButton').on('click', function () {
    $(this).button('complete') // button text will be "finished!"
  })
</script>