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What are input groups

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Input groups are extended Form Controls. Using input groups you can easily prepend and append text or buttons to the text-based inputs.

By adding prepended and appended content to an input field, you can add common elements to the user's input. For example, you can add the dollar symbol, the @ for a Twitter username, or anything else that might be common for your application interface.

To prepend or append elements to a .form-control -

Wrap it in a <div> with class .input-group

As a next step, within that same <div> , place your extra content inside a <span> with class .input-group-addon.

Now place this <span> either before or after the <input> element.

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