Class="form-control" What does that do?

Class="form-control" What does that do?
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#1

Hi all. I’m not clear what the form control class is, or what it does. Does anyone have the ability to clarify that for me?


What does Form Control mean?
#2

It’s a class defined by Bootstrap.

All textual <input>, <textarea>, and <select> elements with .form-control are set to width: 100%; by default.
https://getbootstrap.com/css/#forms-example


#3

So essentially what it’s doing is lengthening the text-input area to cover the width of the screen that it’s viewed on, or atleast the window that the form is in. Is that right?


#4

Not just the width of the screen it’s in, but the width of the container it’s in. Aside from setting it’s width, .form-control also tweaks the <input>'s appearance (including the borders, padding, colors, etc.).


#5

I certainly appreciate your help.