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Completing Tag Names

IntelliJ IDEA automatically completes the names of tags, attributes and their values in files of the following types:

DTD or Schema

If there is no schema association, IntelliJ IDEA will use the file content (tag and attribute names and their values) to complete your input.

In JSP/JSPX and XML/XSL files, completion for taglibs and namespaces is available.

You can have IntelliJ IDEA do one of the following:

  • Insert a declaration of the taglib the tag in question belongs to.
  • Import the desired taglib and insert all required import and reference statements.

To invoke the tag name completion

  1. Press < and start typing the tag name. IntelliJ IDEA displays the list of tag names appropriate in the current context. Use the ArrowUp and ArrowDown buttons to scroll through the list.
  2. Press Enter to accept selection from the list, or continue typing the tag name manually.

    IntelliJ IDEA automatically inserts mandatory attributes according to the schema.

To insert a taglib declaration

  1. Start typing the tag and press Ctrl+Alt+Space.
  2. From the list of matching tags, select the desired one. The uri of the taglib it belongs to is displayed in brackets.
  3. Select the desired taglib and press Enter. IntelliJ IDEA adds the declaration of the selected taglib.

To import a taglib

  1. Start typing the taglib prefix and press Alt+Insert.
  2. Select the desired taglib from the list of suggestions and press Enter.

    IntelliJ IDEA imports the selected taglib and adds the import statement automatically.

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Last modified: 13 July 2016