Allow Developers to View Full List of Variables in a File

Hey,

See if you find my plugin mentioned in this post useful for your use-case

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+1 on this! badly need this.

I still have trouble w/ the plug-in as it displays all the variables not by page usage. I hope Figma is currently working on it

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1+ on this

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please add this ASAP

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Hi Figma Developers, I also need this feature. Please do this as soon as possible. Do you have any alternative? How can developers access the local variables?

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@Sahil_Arora Hey, see if you want to try out this.

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I’m quite disappointed this still isn’t part of the Figma Dev mode. It actually made me regret my choice to use Figma variables.

The main issue is with variables that point to other variables. The dev can’t see that, and now need to look up by hand what it points to. Which just costs so much extra time.

Example
Card Fill → Alpha 5% → HSL(0, 0, 0, 0.05.)

They can see the HSL thanks to the color section, but they still need to translate this to Alpha 5%. Figma, please fix this.

@Mohit_Tater Thank you for creating the plugin. It does help, but only limited. It still means devs have to switch to the plugin and have to find the value there.

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I spent the best part of a week refactoring our design system from styles to variables, only to discover now that our dev team can’t see the colour variables that the local variables are referencing, only the hex code. Figma spent more effort on the marketing and promotion of this feature than they did on thinking about how it is going to be used.

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bumping this up. my stone age solution for this is to screenshot the variable table and send it to our engineer for visual difference between theme/color space :sob:

@Claudio_Fresta_Suharno @Kelly_Dyson see if you want to try this out.