LESS - Namespaces and Accessors


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Description

Namespaces are used to group the mixins under a common name. Using namespaces, you can avoid conflict in name and encapsulate a group of mixins from outside.

Example

The following example demonstrates the use of namespaces and accessors in the LESS file −

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Less Namespaces and Accessors</title>
      <link rel = "stylesheet" type = "text/css" href = "style.css" />
   </head>
   
   <body>
      <h1>Example using Namespaces and Accessors</h1>
      <p class = "myclass">LESS enables customizable, 
      manageable and reusable style sheet for web site.</p>
   </body>
</html>

Now create the style.less file.

style.less

.class1 {
   .class2 {
      .val(@param) {
         font-size: @param;
         color:green;
      }
   }
}

.myclass {
   .class1 > .class2 > .val(20px);
}

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 {
   font-size: 20px;
   color: green;
}

Output

Follow these steps to see how the above code works −

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

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

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