LESS - !important keyword


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Description

The !important keyword is used to override the particular property. When it is placed after mixin call, it marks all inherited properties as !important.

The following example demonstrates the use of !important keyword in the LESS file −

<html>
   <head>
      <link rel = "stylesheet" href = "style.css" type = "text/css" />
      <title>The !important keyword</title>
   </head>

   <body>
      <h1>Welcome to Tutorialspoint</h1>
      <p class = "para1">LESS is a CSS pre-processor that enables customizable, 
      manageable and reusable style sheet for web site.</p>
      <p class = "para2">LESS is a CSS pre-processor that enables customizable, 
      manageable and reusable style sheet for web site.</p>
   </body>
</html>

Next, create the style.less file.

style.less

.mixin() {
   color: #900;
   background: #F7BE81;
}

.para1 {
   .mixin();
}

.para2 {
   .mixin() !important;
}

You can compile the style.less 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

.para1 {
   color: #900;
   background: #F7BE81;
}

.para2 {
   color: #900 !important;
   background: #F7BE81 !important;
}

Output

Follow these steps to see how the above code works −

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

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

The !important keyword
less_mixins.htm
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