This section explains components and capabilities that don't exist in the base Bootstrap framework but are added in FluentBootstrap.

You can create placeholder images generated by placehold.it with .Placeholder(). This makes it easy to wireframe or build prototypes without having to worry about actual image assets. You must specify a width and by default the placeholder images are square, but you can also specify a height. As with all images you can specify alt text using .SetAlt(), responsive behavior with .SetResponsive(), and shape with .SetStyle().

A Placeholder
@Html.Bootstrap().Placeholder(150, 100)
@Html.Bootstrap().Placeholder(150, 150).SetAlt("A Placeholder").SetStyle(ImageStyle.Circle)

Image Formats

You can change the format of a placeholder image with .SetFormat(). This should be gif, jpeg, jpg, or png.


You can change the text of a placeholder image with .SetText().

@Html.Bootstrap().Placeholder(200, 100).SetText("My Image")


You can change both the text and background color of a placeholder image with .SetColors(). The background color is specified first followed by the text color. The colors should be specified as a hex string (I.e., ffffff is white).

@Html.Bootstrap().Placeholder(200, 100).SetColors("000080", "CCCCFF")

The best way to get help is to post a question on StackOverflow with the FluentBootstrap tag. If you find a bug, open an issue on GitHub. You can also tweet or follow @daveaglick with questions or for announcements.

FluentBootstrap is crafted by Dave Glick. Code on GitHub.