How to add Bootstrap to MVC project

Oct 28, 2012 00:00 · 285 words · 2 minute read front end Programming

what is Bootstrap ?

it is a front-end framework which helps web developer to use semi ready css and javascript functionality .

How to use Bootstrap in MVC project ?

There are two possible solution in doing it .

first and easier one is : MVC 4 TwitterBootsrap patch and install it via your Nuget manager which exist in Visual studio.

2.adding the Bootstrap Layout to the project and update your _ViewStart file to use it .

Thats it ! but if you need to have more control over your project you can use the second solution.

The second solution is :

1.Tick your desire functionality and download the package from Bootstrap’s GitHub page.

2.Add them to your MVC project by keeping the folder path and file names.

if you want to scatter the files or change the name , make sure you are updating the img file path which exist in the css files.

3.Make sure that you are using the latest Jquery library by updating your Nuget package. the BundleConfig.cs file which exist in App_start folder and try to the files by below syntax.

bundles.Add(new StyleBundle("~/Content/css").Include("~/Content/css/bootstrap.css"));
bundles.Add(new ScriptBundle("~/Content/js").Include("~/Content/js/bootstrap.js", "~/Content/js/jquery.js"));

my files are exist in “Content” folder. your _layout.cshtml file and add the files by below syntax


is there any other cool thing like bootstrap on internet ?!

1.Yes, and I highly recommend FontAwesome which you can add it and use it beside bootstrap. can easily customise your css with and Bootstrap Button maker without having any CSS knowledge .

3.Or even download some ready css from

How my website will be look like ?

I just design with fontAwesome and bootstrap and some customisation