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Bootstrap 5 File

What is Bootstrap File?

File Input is a field which the user can use to upload one or more files (photos, documents, or any other file type) from local storage.


Manual installation (zip package)

To take advantage of our Bootstrap images component and use them in your project, you first need to install the MDB 5 Free package


Watch our Quick Start Tutorial to discover and use the full potential of MDB 5 and MDB CLI



Before starting the project make sure to install Node LTS (12.x.x recommended).


To install MDB UI KIT in your project easily type the following command in the terminal:

npm i mdb-ui-kit 
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Importing JS modules

You can import the entire library or just individual modules:

import * as mdb from 'mdb-ui-kit'; // lib
import { Input } from 'mdb-ui-kit'; // module 
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Importing CSS file

To import MDB stylesheet please use the following syntax:

@import '~mdb-ui-kit/css/mdb.min.css'; 
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Importing SCSS modules

You can also import individual SCSS modules. To do it properly, we recommend to copy them from the node_modules/mdb-ui-kit/src/scss location directly to your project and import in the same way as CSS files.

Webpack integration

You can significantly speed up the process of creating a new project based on Webpack using our Starter.


Installation via CDN is one of the easiest methods of integrating MDB UI KIT with your project. Just copy the latest compiled JS script tag and CSS link tag from cdnjs to the application.

Don't forget to add also Font Awesome and Roboto font if you need it. Here's an example code:

<!-- Font Awesome -->
<!-- Google Fonts -->
<!-- MDB -->
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<!-- MDB -->
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Basic example

The file input is the most gnarly of the bunch and requires additional JavaScript if you’d like to hook them up with functional Choose file… and selected file name text.

<label class="form-label" for="customFile">Default file input example</label>
<input type="file" class="form-control" id="customFile" />
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Add the disabled attribute to the <input> and the custom markup will be updated to appear disabled.

<label for="formFileDisabled" class="form-label">Disabled file input example</label>
<input class="form-control" type="file" id="formFileDisabled" disabled />
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You may also choose from small and large file inputs to match our similarly sized text inputs.

<label for="formFileSm" class="form-label">Small file input example</label>
<input class="form-control form-control-sm" id="formFileSm" type="file" />
<label for="formFileLg" class="form-label">Large file input example</label>
<input class="form-control form-control-lg" id="formFileLg" type="file" />
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You can see more customization examples on the πŸ“„ File documentation page

Crucial Resources

Here are the resources that we have prepared to help you work with this component:

  1. Read πŸ“„ File documentation page <-- start here
  2. In to get the most out of your project, you should also get acquainted with other Forms options related to File. See the section below to find the list of them.
  3. You can use predesigned Forms elements in πŸ“₯ Starter Bootstrap 5 templates
  4. Templates are a part of πŸ“¦ Free UI Kit for Bootstrap 5
  5. After finishing the project you can publish it with CLI in order to receive πŸ’½ Free hosting (beta)

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