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Bootstrap 5 Stretched link

What are Bootstrap Stretched link?

Make any HTML element or MDB component clickable by β€œstretching” a nested link via CSS.


Installation

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


MDB CLI

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


NPM

Prerequisites

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

Installation

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.


CDN

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. Here's an example code:

CSS
<!-- Font Awesome -->
<link
  href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/5.15.1/css/all.min.css"
  rel="stylesheet"
/>
<!-- Google Fonts -->
<link
  href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:300,400,500,700&display=swap"
  rel="stylesheet"
/>
<!-- MDB -->
<link
  href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/mdb-ui-kit/3.3.0/mdb.min.css"
  rel="stylesheet"
/>
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JS
<!-- MDB -->
<script
  type="text/javascript"
  src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/mdb-ui-kit/3.3.0/mdb.min.js"
></script>
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Customization

Basic example

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.

HTML
<div class="card">
  <img
    src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/new/standard/city/041.jpg"
    class="card-img-top"
    alt="..."
  />
  <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="#!" class="btn btn-primary stretched-link">Go somewhere</a>
  </div>
</div>
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You can see more customization examples on the πŸ“„ Stretched link documentation page


Crucial Resources

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

  1. Read πŸ“„ Stretched link documentation page <-- start here
  2. In to get the most out of your project, you should also get acquainted with other Utilities options related to Stretched link. See the section below to find the list of them.
  3. You can use Utilities 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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