IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.0 Web Help

Code Style. YAML

File | Settings | Editor | Code Style | YAML


Use this page to configure formatting options for YAML files. View the result in the Preview pane on the right.

On this page:

Tabs and Indents

Item Description
Use tab character
  • If this check box is selected, tab characters are used:
    • On pressing the Tab key
    • For indentation
    • For code reformatting
  • When the check box is cleared, IntelliJ IDEA uses spaces instead of tabs.
Indent In this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the Use Tab Character check box is selected) to be inserted for each indent level.
Detect and use existing file indents for editing Use this check box to detect code style settings in the currently edited file on the fly. In this case, when you open a file in the editor, indentation that was used in that file is preserved automatically. For example, if tabs were used for the indentation then in copy, paste or enter actions, tabs are used. Also, note that if you use the Reformat Code command then IntelliJ IDEA applies default code style settings and uses them in the editor.

Set From

Click this link to reveal the list of languages to be used as the base for the current language code style. So doing, only the settings that are applicable to the current language are taken. All the other settings are not affected.

This link appears in the upper-right corner of the language-specific code style page, when applicable.

Click Reset to discard changes and return to the initial set of code style settings.

See Also

Language and Framework-Specific Guidelines:

External Links:

Web Resources:

Last modified: 12 November 2014
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