Edit Template Variables Dialog
for Windows and Linux
The Edit Variables button is enabled only if the template body contains at least one user-defined variable, that is, a variable different from
Use this dialog box to create and edit expressions for variables in the selected live template.
On this page:
|Name||In this text box, view or edit the variable name in the format |
|Expression||In this text box, specify the expression to have the value of the corresponding template input field calculated automatically. |
This expression may contain constructs of the following basic types:
Type an expression manually or select a predefined function from the drop-down list. The list shows also the number and type of parameters, if any, for the selected function. The available functions are listed alphabetically in the Functions table.
|Default value||In this text box, specify the default string to be entered in the corresponding input field of the expanded template, if the expression does not give any result after calculation. |
Note that a default value of a variable is an expression that can refer to other live template variables. To define the default value as a literal, enclose it in quotation marks.
|Skip if defined||Select this check box to have IntelliJ IDEA proceed with the next input field, if the value of the current input field is defined.|
|Move Up / Move Down||Use these buttons to change the order of variables in the list. The order of variables in the table determines the order in which IntelliJ IDEA will switch between the corresponding input fields when the template is expanded.|