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Code Style. Python

File | Settings | Editor | Code Style | lang


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

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Note that when a piece of code is selected in the editor, PyCharm suggests the quick fix Adjust code style settings.

Tabs and Indents

ItemDescription
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, PyCharm uses spaces instead of tabs.
Smart tabs
  • If this check box is selected, PyCharm inserts tabs for indentation and reformatting. PyCharm inserts tabs in the beginning of each line until a symbol other than the tab is inserted. After that when you press the tab key, PyCharm will enter spaces.
  • If this check box is cleared, only tabs are used. This means that a group of spaces that fits the specified tab size is automatically replaced with a tab, which may result in breaking fine alignment.

The Smart Tabs check box is available if the Use Tab Character check box is selected.

Tab sizeIn this text box, specify the number of spaces included in a tab.
IndentIn 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.
Continuation indentIn this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the Use Tab Character check box is selected) to be inserted between the elements of an array, in expressions, method declarations and method calls.
Keep indents on empty linesIf this check box is selected, then PyCharm will keep indents on the empty lines as if they have contained some code.
If this check box is not selected, PyCharm will delete the tabulation characters.

Spaces

Use this tab to specify where you want spaces in your code. To have PyCharm automatically insert a space at a location, select the check box next to this location in the list. The results are displayed in the Preview pane.

Wrapping and Braces

In this tab, customize the code style options, which PyCharm will apply on reformatting the source code. The left-hand pane contains the list of exceptions (Keep when reformatting), and placement and alignment options for the various code constructs (lists, statements, operations, annotations, etc.). The right-hand pane shows preview.

Alignment takes precedence over indentation options.

Right Margin (columns)

Use Right Margin field to specify a margin space required on the right side of an element. If you select Default option then a value of the right margin from the global settings is used.

Wrap on Typing

Use Wrap on typing settings to specify how the edited text is fitted in the specified Right margin. You can select one the following options:

  • Default - in this case PyCharm uses the Wrap on typing option that is specified in the global settings.
  • Yes - in this case PyCharm uses the value specified in the Right Margin field.
  • No - in this case this option is switched off and a line can exceed the value specified in the right margin.

Keep When Reformatting

Use the check boxes to configure exceptions that PyCharm will make when reformatting the source code. For example, by default, the Line breaks check box is selected. If your code contains lines that are shorter than a standard convention, you can convert them by disabling the Line breaks check box before you reformat the source code.

Blank Lines

Use this tab to define where and how many blank lines you want PyCharm to retain and insert in your code after reformatting. For each type of location, specify the number of blank lines to be inserted. The results are displayed in the Preview pane.

ItemDescription
Keep Maximum Blank LinesIn this area, specify the number of blank lines to be kept after reformatting in the specified locations.
Minimum Blank LinesIn the text boxes in this area, specify the number of blank lines to be present in the specified locations.

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

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Last modified: 10 December 2015