LESS - Variable Names


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Description

We can define the variables with a variable name consisting of a value.

Example

The following example demonstrates the use of variable holding another variable in the LESS file −

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

Now create the file style.less.

style.less

.myclass {
   @col: #ca428b;
   @color: "col";
   background-color: @@color;
}

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-color: #ca428b;
}

Output

Follow these steps to see how the above code works −

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

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

LESS Variable Names
less_variables.htm
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