Tabs and Indents
|Use tab character||If this check box is selected, tab characters are used:
Otherwise, spaces are used instead of tabs.
|Smart tabs||If this check box is selected, PyCharm inserts tabs for indentation and reformatting,
but fine alignment to a necessary column is done
via spaces. This is done in order to preserve visual
representation of the source code, when the
If this check box is not selected, then spaces are used for alignment if necessary.
This check box is available if the Use Tab Character check box is selected.
|Tab size||In this text box, specify the number of spaces included in a tab.|
|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.|
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.
Keep when reformatting
Use the check boxes to configure exceptions that PyCharm will make when reformatting the source code.
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.
|Keep Maximum Blank Lines||In this area, specify the number of blank lines to be kept after reformatting in the specified locations.|
|Align object properties||From the drop-down list, select the type of objects' alignment:
|Use semicolon to terminate statements||Select this check box to have statements terminated with a semicolon.|
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.