Introduction

Starting from version 2.0 and higher SassDoc is able to integrate directly in your Gulp pipelines without any plugin. In such the gulp-sassdoc plugin has been deprecated.

If you haven’t used Gulp before, be sure to check out the Getting started guide, as it explains how to create a Gulpfile as well as install and use Gulp plugins.

Examples

Bare minimum example, using defaults or .sassdocrc

npm install --save-dev gulp sassdoc
var gulp = require('gulp');
var sassdoc = require('sassdoc');

gulp.task('sassdoc', function () {
return gulp.src('path/to/source/**/*.scss')
.pipe(sassdoc());
});

Example with some options passed in

npm install --save-dev gulp sassdoc
var gulp = require('gulp');
var sassdoc = require('sassdoc');

gulp.task('sassdoc', function () {
var options = {
dest: 'docs',
verbose: true,
display: {
access: ['public', 'private'],
alias: true,
watermark: true,
},
groups: {
'undefined': 'Ungrouped',
foo: 'Foo group',
bar: 'Bar group',
},
basePath: 'https://github.com/SassDoc/sassdoc',
};

return gulp.src('path/to/source/**/*.scss')
.pipe(sassdoc(options));
});

Example adding support for Sass (indented syntax) files

npm install --save-dev gulp sass-convert sassdoc
var gulp = require('gulp');
var converter = require('sass-convert');
var sassdoc = require('sassdoc');

gulp.task('sassdoc', function () {
return gulp.src('path/to/source/**/*.+(sass|scss)')
.pipe(converter({
from: 'sass',
to: 'scss',
}))
.pipe(sassdoc());
});

Example of a Sassy workflow

npm install --save-dev gulp sassdoc gulp-sass
var gulp = require('gulp');
var sassdoc = require('sassdoc');
var sass = require('gulp-sass');

gulp.task('styles', function () {
return gulp.src('path/to/source/**/*.scss')
.pipe(sassdoc())
.pipe(sass())
.pipe(gulp.dest('path/to/styles'));
});

Notes on SassDoc’s stream API

Example of a non Gulp pipeline

SassDoc Stream API is not tight to Gulp, its only requirement is expecting Vinyl files passed trough. The vinyl-source-stream module might comes in handy.

npm install --save-dev vinyl-source-stream sassdoc
var fs = require('fs');
var source = require('vinyl-source-stream');
var sassdoc = require('sassdoc');

fs.createReadStream('./file.scss')
.pipe(source('./file.scss'))
.pipe(sassdoc());

End event

Note: the end event emitted by SassDoc's stream refers to the end of the parsing phase. If you want to await for the full documentation process to end, SassDoc is attaching a promise. This might be interesting if you run a sequence of tasks.

var gulp = require('gulp');
var sassdoc = require('sassdoc');

gulp.task('sassdoc', function () {
var stream = sassdoc();

gulp.src('path/to/source/**/*.scss')
.pipe(stream)
.on('end', function () {
console.log('End of parsing phase');
});

return stream.promise.then(function () {
console.log('End of documentation process');
});
});

Drain event

Caution! On projects with a relatively high number of files, and if SassDoc is the last stream of the pipeline, you might need to release the back pressure and trigger flowing mode, aka "drain". This is imposed by how Streams 2 works.

var gulp = require('gulp');
var sassdoc = require('sassdoc');

gulp.task('sassdoc', function () {
return gulp.src('path/to/source/**/*.scss')
.pipe(sassdoc())
// Either trigger `resume` event.
.resume();
// Or attach a noop `data` event listener.
.on('data', function () {});
});