Komodo Less Compiler
LESS 2.7.1 compiler for Komodo Edit/Ide.
This addon gives you the ability to compile Less files and gives a improved auto-completion of Less variables (also includes imports).
If you install this addon. default the compiler is enabled.
When you edit a LESS file the file will be compiled to a CSS file.
If you have imports in you're Less-file or you want to run multiple output-files.
You need to use a file scope this enables you to set up project based file scopes, that will trigger output-files based on output-files and include-folders.
If you want to compile a file on the fly that has includes, you can also set up a single file watcher.
This will trigger the selected output-file regardless of the Less-file you're working on.
Trough the Tools-menu and file context-menu are Less menu's added, that allows you to trigger file based commands and a few commands concerning file-watchers, file-scopes and auto-completion commands/settings. Also is a status-bar added to the breadcrumb-bar that also has a context-menu that allows you to control various commands/settings.
When editing Less files, a Less status bar will be shown.
The status bar well tell you, if the compiler is enabled/disabled, if a file watcher or file scope is active and it will show errors if present.
Trough the status-bar you can easily configure the settings.
- Disable/Enable Compiler
This will enable/disable the compiler.
- Disable/Enable File Watcher
This will enable/disable a file watcher for the current file, when you edit less file's only the "Watched file" will be compiled.
- Disable/Enable File Scopes
This will enable the "file scopes" mode, that will trigger file scopes based on projects.
- File Scopes
This will open a window where you can set file scopes, so you can work with multiple output files in one project or work with multiple projects.
This will open the Less-settings window.
This addon will provide you with a LESS variables auto-completion.
The vars will be search automatically( on file open and after you pressed @ on save ).
You can also trigger the search trough the menu.
When you type @ a auto completion box will be shown.
Tools > LESS > ...
- Compile Saved File into CSS
Takes a .less file and creates a .css file with the same name in the same spot as the .less file.
- Compile Current Buffer (including imports)
Takes the contents of the current buffer and turns it into CSS.
- Compile Selection into CSS (including imports)
Takes the current selection and turns it into CSS
- Compile and Compress Saved File into CSS
Takes a .less file and creates a .css file with the same name in the same spot as the .less file. The .less file will be compressed/minified.
- Compile and Compress Current Buffer (including imports)
Takes the contents of the current buffer and turns it into compressed CSS.
- Compile and Compress Selection into CSS (including imports)
Takes the current selection and turns it into compressed CSS.
- Collect @vars
Collect all the LESS @vars for auto-completion.
- File Watcher
- Enable File Watcher for current file
Enables a file watcher for current LESS file
- disable File Watcher
Disables the file watcher
- File Scopes
- Enable File Scopes
Enables the "file-scopes" mode.
- Disable File Scopes
Disables the "file-scopes" mode
- Less Settings
This will open the settings window.
File-scopes allow you to work with output-files and include-folders, these file scopes are set on a project level.
When you edit a file in the include-folder(s) the selected output-files(s) are triggered.
To create a new file-scope you will have to use the menu in the status-bar status-bar > File Scopes. This will open the File scopes window, in this window you can edit, create or delete file scopes:
If you click the "Create new file scope" menu item, the following popup will shown:
In this window you can create you're project based file scopes, you can have multiple file scopes in one project.
You can set up file scopes with the following structures:
Include folder/ ├─ Less file ├─ Less file ├─ Include folder/ ├── Less file └── Less file ─ Less output-file
Include folder/ ├─ Less file ├─ Less output-file ├─ Include folder/ ├── Less file └── Less file
You can select multiple output-files, but is not recommended to use more that two output-files for performance reasons.
If you want to edit a Less-file that has includes, on the fly.
You can set up a File watcher, when you enable the file Watcher the current file will be added as output-file.
When you now edit Less files only the output-file will be triggered.