adverse-sapphire
adverse-sapphire11mo ago

Less support

How would i use less files for my components?
18 Replies
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Hi @dreamer9067. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- To use Less files for your components, you can use a tool like Gulp to compile your Less files into CSS. Here's an example of a gulpfile.js that you can create in the root of your repo:
const gulp = require('gulp')
const gulpless = require('gulp-less')
const postcss = require('gulp-postcss')
const debug = require('gulp-debug')
var csso = require('gulp-csso')
const autoprefixer = require('autoprefixer')
const NpmImportPlugin = require('less-plugin-npm-import')

gulp.task('less', function () {
const plugins = [autoprefixer()]

return gulp
.src('src/styles/*-theme.less')
.pipe(debug({title: 'Less files:'}))
.pipe(
gulpless({
javascriptEnabled: true,
plugins: [new NpmImportPlugin({prefix: '~'})],
}),
)
.pipe(postcss(plugins))
.pipe(
csso({
debug: true,
}),
)
.pipe(gulp.dest('./public'))
})

exports.sync = gulp.series('less');
const gulp = require('gulp')
const gulpless = require('gulp-less')
const postcss = require('gulp-postcss')
const debug = require('gulp-debug')
var csso = require('gulp-csso')
const autoprefixer = require('autoprefixer')
const NpmImportPlugin = require('less-plugin-npm-import')

gulp.task('less', function () {
const plugins = [autoprefixer()]

return gulp
.src('src/styles/*-theme.less')
.pipe(debug({title: 'Less files:'}))
.pipe(
gulpless({
javascriptEnabled: true,
plugins: [new NpmImportPlugin({prefix: '~'})],
}),
)
.pipe(postcss(plugins))
.pipe(
csso({
debug: true,
}),
)
.pipe(gulp.dest('./public'))
})

exports.sync = gulp.series('less');
After creating this file, you can run npx gulp less to compile your Less files into CSS. However, please note that Ant Design has removed less and adopted CSS-in-JS for better support of dynamic themes in its v5 version. If you're using Ant Design v5 or later, you might need to consider this change. Source (https://refine.dev/blog/how-to-add-darkmode-in-ant-design) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
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adverse-sapphire
adverse-sapphire11mo ago
@kapa.ai how can i isolate my styles to a particular component??
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- To isolate styles to a particular component in React, you can use CSS Modules. CSS Modules automatically generate unique class names for your styles, so they won't conflict with styles for other components. Here's an example of how to use CSS Modules with a component:
import styles from "./Search.module.css";

export const Search = ({
onChange,
}: {
onChange: React.ChangeEventHandler;
}) => {
return (
<input
className={styles.search}
type="text"
onChange={onChange}
placeholder="Search by the title ..."
/>
);
};
import styles from "./Search.module.css";

export const Search = ({
onChange,
}: {
onChange: React.ChangeEventHandler;
}) => {
return (
<input
className={styles.search}
type="text"
onChange={onChange}
placeholder="Search by the title ..."
/>
);
};
In this example, the Search component imports its styles from Search.module.css. The styles defined in this file will only apply to elements in the Search component that use them. Here's an example of what Search.module.css might look like:
.search {
width: 100%;
margin-bottom: 50px;
padding: 20px;
border: none;
border-radius: 10px;
font-size: 20px;
}
.search {
width: 100%;
margin-bottom: 50px;
padding: 20px;
border: none;
border-radius: 10px;
font-size: 20px;
}
In this CSS file, a .search class is defined. This class can be applied to elements in the Search component by referring to styles.search. Source (https://refine.dev/blog/react-search-bar-and-filtering) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
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adverse-sapphire
adverse-sapphire11mo ago
@kapa.ai can i use craco, to integrate less in the refine antd project??
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- Based on the information provided in the extracts, there's no specific mention or guide on using CRACO (Create React App Configuration Override) to integrate Less in a Refine Ant Design project. However, it's important to note that Ant Design has moved away from Less and adopted CSS-in-JS for better support of dynamic themes in its v5 version. If you're using Ant Design v5 or later, you might need to consider this change. For more detailed information, you may want to refer to the official documentation or community resources of CRACO, Less, and Ant Design. Source (https://refine.dev/docs/api-reference/antd/migration-guide/v4-to-v5) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
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adverse-sapphire
adverse-sapphire11mo ago
@kapa.ai how to use css files after running gulp command??
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- After running the Gulp command, your Less files are compiled into CSS files. These CSS files are then placed in the directory specified in your gulpfile.js. In the provided example, the destination is set to the public directory.
.pipe(gulp.dest('./public'))
.pipe(gulp.dest('./public'))
To use these CSS files in your React components, you can import them directly. For example, if you have a CSS file named antd.dark-theme.css in your public directory, you can import it in your App.tsx file like this:
import "styles/antd.less";
import "styles/antd.less";
In the context of a Refine project, you can use the react-css-theme-switcher package to switch between different themes (light and dark) at runtime. Here's an example of how to use it:
import { ThemeSwitcherProvider } from "react-css-theme-switcher";

function App() {
const currThemes = {
dark: `${process.env.PUBLIC_URL}/antd.dark-theme.css`,
light: `${process.env.PUBLIC_URL}/antd.light-theme.css`,
};

return (
<ThemeSwitcherProvider themeMap={currThemes} defaultTheme="light">
{/* Your other components */}
</ThemeSwitcherProvider>
);
};

export default App;
import { ThemeSwitcherProvider } from "react-css-theme-switcher";

function App() {
const currThemes = {
dark: `${process.env.PUBLIC_URL}/antd.dark-theme.css`,
light: `${process.env.PUBLIC_URL}/antd.light-theme.css`,
};

return (
<ThemeSwitcherProvider themeMap={currThemes} defaultTheme="light">
{/* Your other components */}
</ThemeSwitcherProvider>
);
};

export default App;
In this example, antd.dark-theme.css and antd.light-theme.css are the CSS files generated by Gulp. The ThemeSwitcherProvider component allows you to switch between these themes at runtime. Source (https://refine.dev/blog/how-to-add-darkmode-in-ant-design) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
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adverse-sapphire
adverse-sapphire11mo ago
how to use css files compiled by gulp processing @kapa.ai ??
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- After running the Gulp command, your Less files are compiled into CSS files. These CSS files are then placed in the directory specified in your gulpfile.js. In the provided example, the destination is set to the public directory.
.pipe(gulp.dest('./public'))
.pipe(gulp.dest('./public'))
To use these CSS files in your React components, you can import them directly. For example, if you have a CSS file named antd.dark-theme.css in your public directory, you can import it in your App.tsx file like this:
import "styles/antd.less";
import "styles/antd.less";
In the context of a Refine project, you can use the react-css-theme-switcher package to switch between different themes (light and dark) at runtime. Here's an example of how to use it:
import { ThemeSwitcherProvider } from "react-css-theme-switcher";

function App() {
const currThemes = {
dark: `${process.env.PUBLIC_URL}/antd.dark-theme.css`,
light: `${process.env.PUBLIC_URL}/antd.light-theme.css`,
};

return (
<ThemeSwitcherProvider themeMap={currThemes} defaultTheme="light">
{/* Your other components */}
</ThemeSwitcherProvider>
);
};

export default App;
import { ThemeSwitcherProvider } from "react-css-theme-switcher";

function App() {
const currThemes = {
dark: `${process.env.PUBLIC_URL}/antd.dark-theme.css`,
light: `${process.env.PUBLIC_URL}/antd.light-theme.css`,
};

return (
<ThemeSwitcherProvider themeMap={currThemes} defaultTheme="light">
{/* Your other components */}
</ThemeSwitcherProvider>
);
};

export default App;
In this example, antd.dark-theme.css and antd.light-theme.css are the CSS files generated by Gulp. The ThemeSwitcherProvider component allows you to switch between these themes at runtime. Source (https://refine.dev/blog/how-to-add-darkmode-in-ant-design) ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
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adverse-sapphire
adverse-sapphire11mo ago
@kapa.ai why r u importing less file like : "import "styles/antd.less" instead of css file from public folder??
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: @dreamer9067 That's a great question, but unfortunately I am only capable of responding to a maximum of three questions per thread. Don't hesitate to create a new thread for any further questions you have though. I'm here to help!
adverse-sapphire
adverse-sapphire11mo ago
icon library support, such that i can specify icon in css file using content property @kapa.ai ??
kapa.ai
kapa.ai11mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: @dreamer9067 That's a great question, but unfortunately I am only capable of responding to a maximum of three questions per thread. Don't hesitate to create a new thread for any further questions you have though. I'm here to help!