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CSS Bootstrap Basics Building Forms With Bootstrap Custom Form Controls for Cross-Browser Consistency

Miguel Piñas
Miguel Piñas
4,940 Points

form-check instead of form-group

I wonder why, when adding the checkbox control, we don't use the form-group class for the parent div instead of the form-check class.

Is there any difference?

          <div class="form-check">
              <label class="custom-control custom-checkbox">
                <input type="checkbox" class="custom-control-input">
                <span class="custom-control-indicator"></span>
                <span class="custom-control-description">Javascript</span>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,968 Points

The "form-check" class is a specialized version of "form-group" designed to give checkboxes a consistent appearance across different browsers. The difference may not be visible on any one particular browser, or when the form-check subclasses are not used.