when I use :

<aura:application extends="force:slds" >
        <lightning:input type="text" label="myLabel" name="withLabel" value="withLabel" />

The input element takes the whole width of the parent element (and that's excellent):

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But when I use the label-hidden option:

<aura:application extends="force:slds" >
        <lightning:input type="text" variant="label-hidden" label="noLabel" name="noLabel" value="noLabel" />

The input element takes only part of the parent element (and that is my problem):

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I tried to play with css to fix that, but I couldn't find the right solution.


  1. Why is the component not taking 100% width when the label is hidden?
  2. Is there a better way to define the lightning:input component so this behavior will be fixed?
  3. If not - I need a good css solution to this problem.

UPDATE - added css rules that did not work

.THIS .lightningInput {
    display: flex;
  • Mind sharing what css rules you have tried along with scope? – glls Apr 30 '18 at 11:45
  • @glls question updated – Itai Shmida Apr 30 '18 at 12:39
  • what about the parent, could you include the parent node for reference purposes? – glls Apr 30 '18 at 12:53
  • @glls - added the whole code – Itai Shmida Apr 30 '18 at 12:57
  • Check out the Summer '18 release notes about an important change as this might have been addressed by the system no longer applying the slds-form_inline styling. To maintain hidden labels without the label still taking up space on the page, see my answer here salesforce.stackexchange.com/a/221202/987 – Doug Ayers Jun 11 '18 at 20:13

1- the SLDS styling changes the form element scoping when using the variant label-hidden.

2.- you can specify the width of your element in your styling yourself.

3.- you can add a class to your lightning:input component, and use child selector in order to expand the input element to 100% width:


<lightning:input class="child"..../>


.THIS .child>.slds-form-element__control {
  • Thanks @glls - I have tried your solution, problem is, when I set a width like that suddenly the hidden label also takes it's height. As I see it - this is a bug with the variant="label-hidden" attribute, and the easiest way is not to use this attribute and hide the label with css with display: none – Itai Shmida May 1 '18 at 14:54
  • If you scope your css properly you can fix the height issue, about it being a bug, have you contacted support? – glls May 1 '18 at 15:43
  • I do not have access to this kind of support. It looks like a bug to me, don't you think so? – Itai Shmida May 1 '18 at 16:12
  • I am marking this answer as the accepted answer, although my better solution was to not use variant="label-hidden", and hide the label with css – Itai Shmida May 3 '18 at 9:07

If you want to remove the label completely, you can put the display to none for that label by accessing .slds-form-element__label class.

App Markup

<aura:application extends="force:slds" >
        <lightning:input type="text" label="MyLabel1" name="withoutLabel" value="withoutLabel" class="nolabel" />
        <lightning:input type="text" label="MyLabel2" name="withLabel" value="withLabel" />


.THIS .nolabel .slds-form-element__label{
    display: none; 
    visibility: hidden;


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Note: This is not recommended as you are using the framework level CSS and likely to be fragile.

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