Carousel with caption,indicator and control
Carousel without Indicator
Carousel with Indicators

Options can be passed via data attributes or JavaScript. For data attributes, append the option name to data-, as in data-interval="".

Name type default description
interval number 5000 The amount of time to delay between automatically cycling an item. If false, carousel will not automatically cycle.
pause string | nullr "hover" If set to "hover", pauses the cycling of the carousel on mouseenter and resumes the cycling of the carousel on mouseleave. If set to null, hovering over the carousel won't pause it.
wrap boolean true Whether the carousel should cycle continuously or have hard stops.
keyboard boolean true Whether the carousel should react to keyboard events.
Methods Description

Initializes the carousel with an optional options object and starts cycling through items.

$('.carousel').carousel({ interval: 2000 })
.carousel('cycle') Cycles through the carousel items from left to right.
.carousel('pause') Stops the carousel from cycling through items.
.carousel(number) Cycles the carousel to a particular frame (0 based, similar to an array).
.carousel('prev') Cycles to the previous item.
.carousel('next') Cycles to the next item.

Bootstrap's carousel class exposes two events for hooking into carousel functionality.

Both events have the following additional properties:

  • direction:The direction in which the carousel is sliding (either "left" or "right").
  • relatedTarget:The DOM element that is being slid into place as the active item.

All carousel events are fired at the carousel itself (i.e. at the <div class="carousel">).

Event Type Description This event fires immediately when the slide instance method is invoked. This event is fired when the carousel has completed its slide transition.
$('#myCarousel').on('', function () { // do something… })
Accessibility issue

The carousel component is generally not compliant with accessibility standards. If you need to be compliant, please consider other options for presenting your content.

Transition animations not supported in Internet Explorer 8 & 9

Bootstrap exclusively uses CSS3 for its animations, but Internet Explorer 8 & 9 don't support the necessary CSS properties. Thus, there are no slide transition animations when using these browsers. We have intentionally decided not to include jQuery-based fallbacks for the transitions.

Initial active element required

The .active class needs to be added to one of the slides. Otherwise, the carousel will not be visible.

Glyphicon icons not necessary

The .glyphicon .glyphicon-chevron-left and .glyphicon .glyphicon-chevron-right classes are not necessarily needed for the controls. Bootstrap provides .icon-prev and .icon-next as plain unicode alternatives.