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Simple Live Templates

A Simple template contains some fixed code that expands into plain text. When invoked and expanded in the editor, the code specified in the template is automatically inserted into your source code, replacing the abbreviation.

Parameterized Live Templates

A Parameterized template contains plain text and variables that enable user input.

Tip

If you need a dollar sign ($) in the template text, escape it by duplicating this character ($$).

After a template is expanded, variables appear in the editor as input fields whose values can be either filled in by the user or calculated by PyCharm automatically.

Surround Live Templates

Surround templates work only with blocks of selected text. Such templates place code before and after the selected block.

Examples

Insert parameterized live template (Ctrl+JCtrl+JCtrl+JCtrl+JCtrl+JCtrl+JCtrl+JCtrl+Shift+Alt+JCommand JCommand JCommand J):

py_insert_parameterized_live_template

Surround with live template (Ctrl+Alt+JCtrl+Alt+JCtrl+Alt+JCtrl+Alt+JCtrl+Alt+JCtrl+Alt+JCtrl+Alt+JCtrl+Alt+JAlt Command JAlt Command JAlt Command J):

html_surround_with_live_template


Refer also to the page Wrapping a Tag. Example of Applying Surround Live Templates.

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