Installing Bootstrap for DotVVM

To use the Bootstrap for DotVVM controls, you have use the DotVVM Private Nuget Feed.

  1. Install the DotVVM.Controls.Bootstrap4 package from the DotVVM Private Nuget Feed.

  2. Open your DotvvmStartup.cs file and add the following line at the beginning of the Configure method.


You might need to add the following using at the beginning of the file.

using DotVVM.Framework.Controls.Bootstrap4;

This will register all Bootstrap controls under the <bs:* tag prefix, and it also registers several Bootstrap resources.


The Bootstrap for DotVVM package includes Bootstrap CSS and JavaScript libraries. You can replace them with your own ones.

If you have already included the Bootstrap script and styles using the <script> and <style> elements in the page header (e.g. in the master page), you can tell DotVVM that it should not render the default Bootstrap resources. Add this in the DotvvmStartup.cs:

config.AddBootstrap4Configuration(new DotvvmBootstrapOptions() 
    IncludeBootstrapResourcesInPage = false

Optionally, you can also tell DotVVM not to include jQuery.

config.AddBootstrap4Configuration(new DotvvmBootstrapOptions() 
    IncludeJQueryResourceInPage = false

Or specify your own IResources.

            var options = new DotvvmBootstrapOptions()
                BootstrapJsResource = new ScriptResource(new UrlResourceLocation("PATH TO CUSTOM BOOSTRAP.JS")),
                BootstrapCssResource = new StylesheetResource(new UrlResourceLocation("PATH OT CUSTOM BOOSTRAP.CSS")),
                JQueryResource = new ScriptResource(new UrlResourceLocation("PATH TO CUSTOM BOOSTRAP.JS")),
                IncludeBootstrapResourcesInPage = true,
                IncludeJQueryResourceInPage = true

            //var options = DotvvmBootstrapOptions.CreateDefaultSettings();
            //options.BootstrapJsResource = new ScriptResource(new UrlResourceLocation("PATH TO CUSTOM BOOSTRAP.JS"));

            // bootstrap configuration

Is It OK?

To verify that Bootstrap resources are included correctly, press F12 in your web browser. Verify that bootstrap.css or bootstrap.js is not loaded twice, and there are no errors in the developer console, especially some messages which say that some Bootstrap-related resource could not be found.


The current version of Bootstrap for DotVVM supports Bootstrap 4. For more information about Bootstrap, navigate into its documentation.

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