LESS - Import Statements


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Description

An import statement can have a variable which holds a path. This is very useful when you are referring a common parent directory.

Example

The following example demonstrates the use of variables in the import statement

<html>
   <head>
      <link rel = "stylesheet" href = "style.css" type = "text/css" />
      <title>LESS Variables in Import Statements</title>
   </head>

   <body>
      <div class = "myclass">
         <h2>Welcome to Tutorialspoint</h2>
         <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

@path : "http://www.tutorialspoint.com/less";
@import "@{path}/external1.less";
.myclass {
   color : #A52A2A;
}

The following code will import the external.less file into style.less from the https://www.tutorialspoint.com/less/external1.less path −

external1.less

.myclass {
   background: #C0C0C0;
}

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

body {
   background: #C0C0C0;
}

p {
   color: #A52A2A;
}

Output

Follow these steps to see how the above code works −

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

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

LESS Import Statements
less_variables.htm

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