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Quickly type color variables

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
12 May, 2021
Visual Studio Code
We often declare variables for colors, mostly at the top of file, as following:
:root {
--color-primary: #...;
The colors then can be reused with the `var` function:
.btn--primary {
background-color: var(--color-primary);
If you're using Visual Studio Code, then you don't have to type `var(...)` completely. Instead, just type `--` and Visual Studio Code suggests the existing color variables.
Visual Studio Code completes color variables automatically
Visual Studio Code completes color variables automatically
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