How do you write the shorthand for a nested class that has already been declared in SASS / SCSS?


As you can see, I have a variation for .mainContainer in the form of &--alt. However, I need to repeat .mainContainer__content inside the &--alt class to say that if there's a .mainContainer--alt in the parent container, then .mainContainer__content will have a different styling.

Is there a better way to write this as it seems to defeat the purpose of using the shorthand version if I am going to write out the complete class name in this particular example.


.mainContainer { // SOME CSS properties &--alt { .mainContainer__content { // SOME CSS properties } } &__content { // SOME CSS properties } }


<div class="mainContainer"> <div class="mainContainer__content"> // some style </div> </div>

HTML (with alt):

<div class="mainContainer mainContainer--alt"> <div class="mainContainer__content"> // some other style </div> </div>


You can save the main class in a variable like this

.mainContainer { $self: &; // SOME CSS properties &--alt { #{$self}__content { // SOME CSS properties } } &__content { // SOME CSS properties } }

Another option is to put the modifier on the<br />.mainContainer__content e.g. .mainContainer__content--alt


check this link: <a href="https://www.w3schools.com/Css/css_attribute_selectors.asp" rel="nofollow">https://www.w3schools.com/Css/css_attribute_selectors.asp</a> I uesed attribute selector where class ends with [class$="value"]

.mainContainer { // SOME CSS properties &[class$="--alt"] { .mainContainer__content { // SOME CSS properties } } &[class$="__content"] { // SOME CSS properties } }

but again I dont recommend write it this way.


you can try this. @mixin generate-sizes($class) { .#{$class}__content { font-size: 12px; } .#{$class}--alt { font-size: 14px; } } @include generate-sizes("mainContainer");


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