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css - Element $variable is resolved only by name without use of explicit in Sass PhpStorm

Hey everyone,

I'm facing an issue while working with Sass in PhpStorm. I have a variable called `$variable`, which is basically a CSS property value. In my code, I'm trying to use this variable directly without explicitly mentioning it. However, I'm finding that PhpStorm is not able to resolve this variable and apply it to the element.

I know that in Sass, variables are typically used by prefixing them with a dollar sign, like `$variable`, but it's not working as expected in PhpStorm.

Has anyone else encountered this issue before? Is there a specific configuration I need to enable or a plugin to install in PhpStorm to make it recognize the variables without explicitly mentioning them?

I appreciate any help or suggestions you can provide. Thanks in advance!

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ferry.everette

Hey there!

I encountered a similar hiccup while working with Sass in PhpStorm. Initially, I struggled with the resolution of the `$variable` when used without explicitly mentioning it in my code.

After some exploration, I figured out that the problem lied in PhpStorm's default settings. By default, PhpStorm treats Sass files as plain CSS, overlooking Sass-specific syntax such as variables.

To overcome this, I made a few adjustments in my PhpStorm configuration. I navigated to File > Settings > Languages & Frameworks > Stylesheets and selected the "Sass/SCSS" option. Then, I ensured that the "Enable SASS support" checkbox was ticked.

After making these changes, PhpStorm smartened up and started recognizing my Sass files appropriately. It was a game-changer as it allowed the successful resolution of the `$variable` without manually specifying it every time. Finally, I could effortlessly apply the intended CSS property value to my elements.

Give this solution a try, and let me know if it resolves your issue! Don't hesitate to ask if you need further assistance. Happy coding!

mcclure.soledad

Hey folks,

I've faced a similar issue like this in the past while using Sass in PhpStorm. The problem I encountered was that PhpStorm wasn't resolving the variable `$variable` when it was used without explicitly mentioning it.

After some investigation, I discovered that the issue was due to my Sass configuration in PhpStorm. By default, PhpStorm treats Sass files as regular CSS, which means it doesn't recognize Sass-specific syntax like variables.

To resolve this, I had to modify my PhpStorm settings. I navigated to File > Settings > Languages & Frameworks > Stylesheets and selected the "Sass/SCSS" option. Then, I made sure to enable the "Enable SASS support" checkbox.

Once I did this, PhpStorm started recognizing my Sass files appropriately and was able to resolve the `$variable` without needing explicit references. This allowed me to successfully apply the desired CSS property value to my elements.

I hope this suggestion helps you solve your issue as well. Feel free to reach out if you need any further assistance!

wdurgan

Hey there,

I've come across a similar issue before while working with Sass in PhpStorm. In my case, the problem was related to how PhpStorm handles Sass files. By default, PhpStorm treats Sass files as plain CSS, so it doesn't recognize Sass-specific syntax like variables.

To resolve this, I had to make sure that PhpStorm recognizes my Sass files as such. To do this, I went to File > Settings > Languages & Frameworks > Stylesheets > Sass and checked the "Enable SASS support" option. This told PhpStorm to treat the files with a .scss or .sass extension as Sass files, allowing it to recognize and resolve variables correctly.

After enabling Sass support, PhpStorm was able to recognize my `$variable` without explicitly mentioning it, which allowed me to apply the desired CSS property value to the element. Make sure to check if this setting is enabled in your PhpStorm as well.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

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