chandan chandan - 5 months ago 20x
Javascript Question

Bootstrap 3 dropdown transition

Firstly here's the fiddle

Just a regular bootstrap dropdown, I made a few changes to css so that the dropdown appears on hover (instead of click) but how do I want a very simple fade animation. I tried css transition but it didn't work because the .dropdown-menu element has a 'display: none' applied to it, on hover it changes to 'display: block'. How do I animate an element which changes from 'diplay: none' to 'display: block' or is there any other method to achieve this?

I've already googled this and found out some answer but they didn't help.

HTML Code:

<div class="dropdown">
<button class="btn btn-default dropdown-toggle" type="button" id="dropdownMenu1" data-toggle="dropdown">
<span class="caret"></span>
<ul class="dropdown-menu" role="menu" aria-labelledby="dropdownMenu1">
<li role="presentation"><a role="menuitem" tabindex="-1" href="#">Action</a></li>
<li role="presentation"><a role="menuitem" tabindex="-1" href="#">Another action</a></li>
<li role="presentation"><a role="menuitem" tabindex="-1" href="#">Something else here</a></li>
<li role="presentation" class="divider"></li>
<li role="presentation"><a role="menuitem" tabindex="-1" href="#">Separated link</a></li>

CSS Code:

.dropdown .dropdown-menu{
opacity: 0;
transition: all 400ms ease;
-moz-transition: all 400ms ease;
-webkit-transition: all 400ms ease;
-o-transition: all 400ms ease;
-ms-transition: all 400ms ease;
.dropdown:hover .dropdown-menu {
display: block;
opacity: 1;


You can override the default style of display:none with display:block, since you're also using opacity:0 to hide the menu. Give the following CSS a try and see if that accomplishes what you need. I've updated the transition speed to make the effect more apparent.

.dropdown .dropdown-menu{
    display: block;
    opacity: 0;

    -moz-transition:    all 1000ms ease;
    -webkit-transition: all 1000ms ease;
    -o-transition:      all 1000ms ease;
    -ms-transition:     all 1000ms ease;
    transition:         all 1000ms ease;
.dropdown:hover .dropdown-menu {
    display: block;
    opacity: 1;

Updated version of your fiddle:

Here's a jQuery script that might work as an alternative to hovering over the div (still using the css transition properties for opacity)

  var $menu = $('.dropdown-menu');

    function() {
    function() {

Updated fiddle: