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Add or remove shadows to elements with box-shadow utilities.

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While shadows on components are disabled by default in Bootstrap and can be enabled via $enable-shadows, you can also quickly add or remove a shadow with our box-shadow utility classes. Includes support for .shadow-none and three default sizes (which have associated variables to match).

No shadow
Small shadow
Regular shadow
Larger shadow
<div class="shadow-none p-3 mb-5 bg-light rounded">No shadow</div>
<div class="shadow-sm p-3 mb-5 bg-body rounded">Small shadow</div>
<div class="shadow p-3 mb-5 bg-body rounded">Regular shadow</div>
<div class="shadow-lg p-3 mb-5 bg-body rounded">Larger shadow</div>



$box-shadow:                  0 .5rem 1rem rgba($black, .15);
$box-shadow-sm:               0 .125rem .25rem rgba($black, .075);
$box-shadow-lg:               0 1rem 3rem rgba($black, .175);
$box-shadow-inset:            inset 0 1px 2px rgba($black, .075);

Utilities API

Shadow utilities are declared in our utilities API in scss/_utilities.scss. Learn how to use the utilities API.

    "shadow": (
      property: box-shadow,
      class: shadow,
      values: (
        null: $box-shadow,
        sm: $box-shadow-sm,
        lg: $box-shadow-lg,
        none: none,