LESS - Definition and Caller Scope Visibility


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Description

Variables and mixins are defined inside the detached ruleset.

Example

The following example demonstrates the use of variable and mixin defined inside the ruleset in the LESS file −

passing_ruleset.htm

<!doctype html>
   <head>
      <link rel = "stylesheet" href = "style.css" type = "text/css" />
   </head>

   <body>
      <div class = "cont">
         <h2>Welcome to TutorialsPoint</h2>
         <p>The largest Tutorials Library on the web.</p>
      </div>
   </body>
</html>

Next, create the style.less file.

style.less

@detached-ruleset: {
   background-color: @caller-variable;
   .caller-mixin();
};

.cont {
   @detached-ruleset();

   @caller-variable: #AA86EE;
   .caller-mixin() {
      font-style:italic;
   }
}

You can compile the style.less file to style.css by using the following command −

lessc style.less style.css

Execute the above command; it will create the style.css file automatically with the following code −

style.css

.cont {
   background-color: #AA86EE;
   font-style: italic;
}

Output

Follow these steps to see how the above code works −

  • Save the above html code in the passing_ruleset.htm file.

  • Open this HTML file in a browser, the following output will get displayed.

Less passing ruleset to mixin
passing_rulesets_to_mixins.htm
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