Bootstrap - Carousel RTL Demo

Adding Controls and Indicators

To add controls and indicators to the carousel, you can use the classes provided by Bootstrap. These controls and indicators let users navigate through the carousel items manually.

Example: Add Previous and Next Control Buttons

<div id="myCarousel" class="carousel slide" data-bs-ride="carousel">
  <!-- Carousel items -->

  <button class="carousel-control-prev" type="button" data-bs-target="#myCarousel" data-bs-slide="prev">
    <span class="carousel-control-prev-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
    <span class="visually-hidden">Previous</span>
  <button class="carousel-control-next" type="button" data-bs-target="#myCarousel" data-bs-slide="next">
    <span class="carousel-control-next-icon" aria-hidden="true"></span>
    <span class="visually-hidden">Next</span>
.carousel-control-next {
  width: 40px;
  height: 40px;
  background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);
  border-radius: 50%;
  top: 50%;
  transform: translateY(-50%);

.carousel-control-next-icon {
  width: 20px;
  height: 20px;

Example: Add Carousel Indicators for Navigation

<div id="myCarousel" class="carousel slide" data-bs-ride="carousel">
  <ol class="carousel-indicators">
    <li data-bs-target="#myCarousel" data-bs-slide-to="0" class="active"></li>
    <li data-bs-target="#myCarousel" data-bs-slide-to="1"></li>
    <li data-bs-target="#myCarousel" data-bs-slide-to="2"></li>

  <!-- Carousel items -->
.carousel-indicators li {
  width: 12px;
  height: 12px;
  background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.5);
  border-radius: 50%;
  margin: 0 5px;
  cursor: pointer;

.carousel-indicators .active {
  background-color: #fff;

The previous and next buttons let users go back and forth between items, while the indicators show the current position and let users jump to a specific item.

Changing the look of the controls and indicators using CSS helps to add them to your website's design and makes the carousel more engaging and easy to use.

Enhancing with JavaScript

To add interactivity and customization to the Bootstrap carousel, you can use JavaScript to trigger carousel events and implement custom behavior.

Custom Behavior on Slide Change

Example: Custom Behavior on Slide Change

carousel.addEventListener('', function (event) {
  const currentSlide =;
  console.log('Sliding to slide index:', currentSlide);

  // Perform actions based on the current slide
  if (currentSlide === 1) {
    // Do something when the second slide is active

By adding an event listener to the event, you can execute custom code whenever the carousel slide changes. The property gives you the index of the slide being transitioned to. You can perform specific actions based on the current slide index.

Interactivity with Controls and Indicators

Example: Interactivity with Controls and Indicators

const prevButton = document.querySelector('.carousel-control-prev');
const nextButton = document.querySelector('.carousel-control-next');
const indicators = document.querySelectorAll('.carousel-indicators li');

prevButton.addEventListener('click', function () {

nextButton.addEventListener('click', function () {;

indicators.forEach((indicator, index) => {
  indicator.addEventListener('click', function () {;

To add interactivity to the carousel controls and indicators, you can attach event listeners to the corresponding elements. In the code above, click event listeners are added to the previous and next buttons, triggering the prev() and next() methods of the carousel instance respectively. Similarly, click event listeners are added to each indicator, allowing you to navigate to a specific slide when an indicator is clicked.

By using JavaScript to enhance the carousel, you can create an engaging and interactive user experience. You can trigger carousel events programmatically, execute custom code on slide changes, and add interactivity to the controls and indicators. This gives you control over the carousel's behavior and allows you to tailor it to your requirements.