PyCharm 4.5.3 Help

Surrounding Blocks of Code with Language Constructs

The Surround with feature allows you easily put expressions or statements within blocks or language constructs. This feature in PyCharm applies to:

ContextSurround withExample
XML/HTML /XHTML tags
  • Tag
  • CDATA section
  • <% ... %>
  • Emmet
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Python statements
  • if
  • while
  • try/except
  • try/finally
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Django templates
  • {% if %}
  • {% for %}
  • {% with %}
  • {% block %}
  • Zen coding
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JavaScript statements
  • (expr)
  • !(expr)
  • if
  • if / else
  • while
  • do / while
  • for
  • try / catch
  • try / finally
  • try / catch / finally
  • with
  • function
  • { }
  • function expression
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Custom folding region comments Any fragment of code, where Surround With is applicable
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To surround a block of code

  1. Select the desired code fragment.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the main menu, choose Code | Surround With
    • Press Ctrl+Alt+T.

    A pop-up window displays the list of enclosing statements according to the context.

  3. Select the desired surround statement from the list. To do that, use the mouse cursor, up and down arrow keys, or a shortcut key displayed next to each element of the list.

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Last modified: 29 June 2015