Use BootstrapVue's custom b-link component for generating a standard <a> link or <router-link>. <b-link> supports the disabled state and click event propagation.

<b-link> is the building block for most BootstrapVue components that offer link functionality.

  <b-link href="#foo">Link</b-link>

<!-- b-link.vue -->

By specifying a value in the href prop, a standard link (<a>) element will be rendered. To generate a <router-link> instead, specify the route location via the to prop.

Router links support various additional props. Refer to the Router support reference section for details.

If your app is running under Nuxt.js, the <nuxt-link> component will be used instead of <router-link>. The <nuxt-link> component supports all the same features as <router-link> (as it is a wrapper component for <router-link>) and more.

Typically <a href="#"> will cause the document to scroll to the top of page when clicked. <b-link> addresses this by preventing the default action (scroll to top) when href is set to #.

If you need scroll to top behaviour, use a standard <a href="#">...</a> tag.

Disable link functionality by setting the disabled prop to true.

  <b-link href="#foo" disabled>Disabled Link</b-link>

<!-- b-link-disabled.vue -->

Disabling a link will set the Bootstrap v4 .disabled class on the link as well as handles stopping event propagation, preventing the default action from occurring, and removing the link from the document tab sequence (tabindex="-1").

Note: Bootstrap v4 CSS currently does not style disabled links differently than non-disabled links. You can use the following custom CSS to style disabled links (by preventing hover style changes):

a.disabled {
  pointer-events: none;

Not all browsers support pointer-events: none;.

Component reference

Property (Click to sort Ascending)TypeDefaultDescription
StringnullDenotes the target URL of the link for standard a links
StringnullSets the 'rel' attribute on the rendered link
String'_self'Sets the 'target' attribute on the rendered link
BooleanfalseWhen set to 'true', places the component in the active state with active styling
BooleanfalseWhen set to 'true', disables the component's functionality and places it in a disabled state
String or Objectnullrouter-link prop: Denotes the target route of the link. When clicked, the value of the to prop will be passed to router.push() internally, so the value can be either a string or a Location descriptor object
Booleanfalserouter-link prop: Setting append prop always appends the relative path to the current path
Booleanfalserouter-link prop: Setting the replace prop will call 'router.replace()' instead of 'router.push()' when clicked, so the navigation will not leave a history record
String or Array'click'router-link prop: Specify the event that triggers the link. In most cases you should leave this as the default
Stringrouter-link prop: Configure the active CSS class applied when the link is active. Typically you will want to set this to class name 'active'
Booleanfalserouter-link prop: The default active class matching behavior is inclusive match. Setting this prop forces the mode to exactly match the route
Stringrouter-link prop: Configure the active CSS class applied when the link is active with exact match. Typically you will want to set this to class name 'active'
String'a'router-link prop: Specify which tag to render, and it will still listen to click events for navigation. 'router-tag' translates to the tag prop on the final rendered router-link. Typically you should use the default value
Booleanfalsenuxt-link prop: To improve the responsiveness of your Nuxt.js applications, when the link will be displayed within the viewport, Nuxt.js will automatically prefetch the code splitted page. Setting 'no-prefetch' will disabled this feature for the specific link

<b-link> supports generating <router-link> or <nuxt-link> component (if using Nuxt.js). For more details on the router link (or nuxt link) specific props, see the Router support reference section.

  1. Native click event
when link clicked

Importing individual components

You can import individual components into your project via the following named exports:

ComponentNamed ExportImport Path


import { BLink } from 'bootstrap-vue'
Vue.component('b-link', BLink)

Importing as a Vue.js plugin

This plugin includes all of the above listed individual components. Plugins also include any component aliases.

Named ExportImport Path


import { LinkPlugin } from 'bootstrap-vue'