LESS - Not Outputting The Mixin


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Description

It is possible to create a mixin and it can be made to disappear in the output by simply placing the parentheses after it.

Example

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

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

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

Next, create the style.less file.

style.less

.a() {
   padding-left: 100px;
}

.myclass {
   background : #64d9c0;
   .a;
}

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

.myclass {
   background: #64d9c0;
   padding-left: 100px;
}

Output

Follow these steps to see how the above code works −

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

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

LESS Mixins
less_mixins.htm
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