zazvorniki zazvorniki - 5 months ago 89
CSS Question

Bootstrap 3 Placing Icon inside input field

I am working in Bootstrap 3 and am trying to get a calendar icon inside the right hand side of the input box.

My html looks like this:

<div class="col-md-12">
<div class='right-inner-addon col-md-2 date datepicker'
data-date-format="yyyy-mm-dd">
<input name='name' value="" type="text" class="form-control date-picker"
data-date-format="yyyy-mm-dd"/>
<i class="fa fa-calendar"></i>
</div>
</div>


I have tried
position: absolute
like this:

.right-inner-addon i {
position: absolute;
right: 5px;
top: 10px;
pointer-events: none;
font-size: 1.5em;
}
.right-inner-addon {
position: relative;
}


But when I do it will look great in one spot, but will not be positioned correctly in another instance.

I have also tried to see if I could use
text-indent
to see if this would work throughout, but it had the same effect.

.right-inner-addon i,
.form-group .right-inner-addon i {
display: inline-block;
z-index: 3;
text-indent: -15px;
font-size: 1.3em;
}


Here's a jsFiddle that might help

Answer

You can use input-group add-on with a input-group-btn.

<div class="col-md-12">
    <div class='input-group add-on col-md-2 date datepicker' 
         data-date-format="yyyy-mm-dd">
        <input name='name' value="" type="text" class="form-control date-picker" 
               data-date-format="yyyy-mm-dd"/>
        <div class="input-group-btn">
            <button class="btn btn-default">
                <i class="fa fa-calendar"></i>
            </button>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>

With a little CSS to hide the button border:

/* remove border between controls */
.add-on .input-group-btn > .btn {
    border-left-width: 0;
    left:-2px;
    -webkit-box-shadow: inset 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.075);
            box-shadow: inset 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.075);
}
/* stop the glowing blue shadow */
.add-on .form-control:focus {
    -webkit-box-shadow: none; 
            box-shadow: none;
    border-color:#cccccc; 
}

Demo: http://bootply.com/128059