LESS - Importing


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Description

It is used to import the contents of the LESS or CSS files.

Example

The following example demonstrates the use of importing in the LESS file −

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Less Importing</title>
      <link rel = "stylesheet" type = "text/css" href = "style.css" />
   </head>

   <body>
      <h1>Example using Importing</h1>
      <p class = "myclass">LESS enables customizable, 
      manageable and reusable style sheet for web site.</p>
      <p class = "myclass1">It allows reusing CSS code and 
      writing LESS code with same semantics.</p>
      <p class = "myclass2">LESS supports creating cleaner, 
      cross-browser friendly CSS faster and easier.</p>
   </body>
</html>

Now create the myfile.less file.

myfile.less

.myclass {
   color: #FF8000;
}

.myclass1 {
   color: #5882FA;
}

Now create the style.less file.

style.less

@import "http://www.tutorialspoint.com/less/myfile.less";
.myclass2 {
   color: #FF0000;
}

The myfile.less file which will be imported into style.less from the path https://www.tutorialspoint.com/less/myfile.less

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

.myclass {
   color: #FF8000;
}

.myclass1 {
   color: #5882FA;
}

.myclass2 {
   color: #FF0000;
}

Output

Follow these steps to see how the above code works −

  • Save the above html code in the importing.html file.

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

Less Importing

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