The stepper control lets the user adjust a value by increasing and decreasing it in small steps. Steppers are used in situations where a user needs to adjust a value by a small amount.

Basic Usage

The following example will render a simple Stepper with a label.

    <input mbsc-stepper data-label="The label of the stepper" />

For being more informative a description and a color can also be passed to the switch.

<!-- Label and description for more info -->
    <input mbsc-stepper data-label="Childrens" data-description="Number of childrens." />

<!-- Different color steppers -->
    <input mbsc-stepper data-color="danger" data-label="Danger" />
    <input mbsc-stepper color="info" label="Info" />

Passing options

All the options can be passed to the stepper via data- attributes with exceptions of the native input supported ones. The attributes that the native html input supports can be passed directly without the data- prefix. For example thevalue or the disabled attributes (and so on...).

In this example we pass the rtl and the disabled options:

    <input mbsc-stepper data-rtl="true" value="10" disabled data-label="This is Disabled" />

Change value programatically

    <input id="my-stepper" value="5" mbsc-stepper data-label="Stepper value change" />
import { getInst } from 'the mobiscroll bundle';
// get the input element, the stepper was initialized on
const inputElement = $('#my-stepper');
// get the instance of the stepper component
const stepperInstance = getInst(inputElement);

const changeValueState = stepperInstance.value; // get the value as a number value
stepperInstance.value = 15; // will change the stepper value

Disabled state

The underlying input's disabled attribute will be taken into account at initialization time. For example:

<!-- This will create a disabled stepper -->
    <input disabled mbsc-stepper data-label="Initially disabled" />

<!-- The following will not be disabled -->
    <input mbsc-stepper data-label="Initially not disabled" />

Changing options dynamically

The options of the stepper can be changed dynamically using the setOptions method on the instance itself, or the global setOptions method.
Here is an example on how to change the disabled option on stepper:

    <input id="my-stepper" disabled mbsc-stepper data-label="My stepper" />
import { getInst } from 'the mobiscroll bundle';

// get the input element, the stepper was initialized on
const inputElement = $('#my-stepper');
// get the instance of the stepper component
const stepperInstance = getInst(inputElement);

// set the disabled setting to false
stepperInstance.setOptions({ disabled: false });


Name Type Default value Description
color String undefined A predefined color to style the component.
Supported values are:
  • primary
  • secondary
  • success
  • danger
  • warning
  • info
  • dark
  • light
description String undefined A description that shows up under the label of the component.
disabled Boolean false Initial disabled state of the component.
label String undefined Sets the label of component.
input-position String center Specify the input field position. It can be "start", "end" or "center".
max Number 100 Specify the maximum value that can be selected.
min Number 0 Specify the minimum value that can be selected.
step Number 1 Specify the step between values.
rtl Boolean false Right to left display.
theme String undefined

Sets the visual appearance of the component.

If it is 'auto' or undefined, the theme will automatically be chosen based on the platform. If custom themes are also present, they will take precedence over the built in themes, e.g. if there's an iOS based custom theme, it will be chosen on the iOS platform instead of the default iOS theme.

Supplied themes:
  • 'ios' - iOS theme
  • 'material' - Material theme
  • 'windows' - Windows theme
It's possible to modify theme colors or create custom themes.
Make sure that the theme you set is included in the downloaded package.
themeVariant String undefined

Controls which variant of the theme will be used (light or dark).

Possible values:
  • 'light' - Use the light variant of the theme.
  • 'dark' - Use the dark variant of the theme.
  • 'auto' or undefined - Detect the preferred system theme on devices where this is supported.

To use the option with custom themes, make sure to create two custom themes, where the dark version has the same name as the light one, suffixed with '-dark', e.g.: 'my-theme' and 'my-theme-dark'.

value Number 0 Specify the value of the stepper.

Customizing the appearance

While the provided pre-built themes are enough in many use cases, most of the times on top of adapting to a specific platform, you'd also like to match a brand or color scheme. Mobiscroll provides various ways to achieve this:

Override the Sass Color Variables

A convenient way to customize the colors of the Mobiscroll components is to override the Sass color variables.

Let's say your branding uses a nice red accent color, and you'd like that color to appear on the Mobiscroll components as well, while still using platform specific themes (e.g. ios on iOS devices, material on Android devices, and mobiscroll on desktop). You can override the accent color for every theme:

$mbsc-ios-accent: #e61d2a;
$mbsc-material-accent: #e61d2a;
$mbsc-mobiscroll-accent: #e61d2a;

@import "~@mobiscroll/JQuery/dist/css/mobiscroll.jquery.scss"
It's important that you override the variables BEFORE the scss file import, otherwise it won't make any difference.
Here's a complete guide on how to set up Mobiscroll with SASS support

You can also customize the colors on many levels:

  1. Theme specific variables (ex. $mbsc-material-background, $mbsc-ios-dark-text) are applied to all components in a theme. Complete list of variables here.
  2. Component specific global variables (ex. $mbsc-card-background-light, $mbsc-listview-text-dark) are applied to all themes for a specific component.
  3. Component and theme specific variables (ex. $mbsc-ios-dark-form-background, $mbsc-material-input-text) are applied to a specific theme and a specific component.

Hereinafter you will see all the variables that are specific to the Stepper component or affect its look: