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Button groups are designed to bring together button controls that are of a similar nature. For example text formatting controls.

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<nord-visually-hidden id="label">Send options</nord-visually-hidden>
<nord-button-group aria-labelledby="label">
  <nord-button variant="primary">Send invoice</nord-button>
  <nord-dropdown size="s" align="end">
    <nord-button slot="toggle" variant="primary" square>
      <nord-icon name="arrow-down-small"></nord-icon>
    <nord-dropdown-item>Send later today</nord-dropdown-item>
    <nord-dropdown-item>Send tomorrow</nord-dropdown-item>
    <nord-dropdown-item>Mark as paid</nord-dropdown-item>



The style variant of the button group.

"default" | "spaced""default"

The direction of the button group.

"vertical" | "horizontal""horizontal"

Defines whether the buttons are forced in a single line or can be flowed into multiple lines (only applied when variant is set to spaced).


The appropriate role for the containing element.



Slot nameDescription
Default slot

The button group content

CSS Properties

CSS Custom Properties provide more fine grain control over component presentation. We advise utilizing existing properties on the component before using these.


Controls the rounded corners of the button group, using border radius tokens. Only relevant for the default variant.


Controls the surrounding shadow, using box shadow tokens. Only relevant for the default variant.


Usage #

This section includes guidelines for designers and developers about the usage of this component in different contexts.

Do #

  • Use to group together buttons, or dropdowns, of a similar nature or purpose.
  • Use the appropriate role attribute on the button group to provide additional semantics.
  • Use an aria-labelledby attribute referencing another element to best explain the contents of the button group.

Don’t #

  • Don’t add components other than buttons, dropdowns and in some instances visually hidden components to the button group.
  • Don’t skip the addition of an appropriate label if the added role attribute value calls for it.
  • Don’t use for building grid based layouts.

Content guidelines #

Button labels should be clear, accurate and predictable. It should be possible for the user to understand what will happen when they click a button:

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When writing button labels, always write them in sentence case, not title case. The first word should be capitalized and the rest lowercase (unless a proper noun):

My tasks
My Tasks

Avoid unnecessary words and articles in button labels, such as “the”, “an” or “a”:

Add item
Add an item

Variants #

This section describes the different component variants, their purpose, and when to use each variant.

defaultThe default variant renders a group of segmented buttons to emphasize that they’re thematically-related.
spacedThe spaced variant renders a gap between the buttons to space them out evenly.


For integration guidelines, please see Web Components documentation. This documentation explains how to implement and use Nord Web Components across different technologies such as Vue.js, React, or Vanilla JavaScript.

Integration Guidelines


If you experience any issues while using Nord Web Components, please head over to the Support page for more guidelines and ways to contact us.

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