#css #css-in-rust #yew #web #stylist


Define styles for your yew components inside CSS files

1 unstable release

0.2.0 Jun 22, 2023
0.1.0 May 26, 2023

#2305 in Web programming

MIT license



Instead of using the use_css! macro, one can also just use the stylist crate. But the problem you will face is that VSCode won't be able to provide its full feature set regarding CSS code. Therefore, the best solution is to use CSS files. The only question now is: How do you use CSS code inside your Yew project? Well, you need to generate Rust code based on these files. And to do this, you can use this macro.


Let's say this is your project structure:

├── frontend
│  ├── src
│  │  ├── title_bar
│  │  │  ├── mod.rs
│  │  │  └── style.css // This file has to be call like this
│  │  └── main.rs
│  ├── Cargo.toml
│  ├── Cargo.lock
│  └── index.html

With style.css looking like:

/* The name of titlebar should be unique to this file */
titlebar {
    display: flex;

    height: 10px;
    width: 10px;

/* This macro also accepts `.` and `#` before the name */
/* And even type errors like shown below */

    --background-color: #000000;
    --font-color: #FFFFFF;
/* And we can use nested styles */
#global_document     {
    html, body {
        background-color: var(--background-color);
        color: var(--font-color);

To use this style in mod.rs, you can write something like:

use yew::prelude::*;
use use_css::use_css;

// The string given should be the path, starting from `scr/`, to the
// folder where the desired `style.css` can be found.

// here we first apply our global styles
// and then we apply styles for actual elements
pub fn TitleBar() -> Html {
    html! {
            <Global css={style::global()}/>
            <Global css={style::global_document()}/>

            <div class={style::titlebar()}>
                <span>{"Hello world"}</span>


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