IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 Help

Code Style. Velocity

File | Settings | Editor | Code Style | Velocity for Windows and Linux
IntelliJ IDEA | Preferences | Editor | Code Style | Velocity for macOS
Ctrl+Alt+S /help/img/idea/2017.3/settings.png


Use this page to configure formatting options for Velocity files. View the result in the Preview pane on the right.

Tabs and Indents

ItemDescription
Use tab character
  • If this checkbox is selected, tab characters are used:
    • On pressing the Tab key
    • For indentation
    • For code reformatting
  • When the checkbox is cleared, IntelliJ IDEA uses spaces instead of tabs.
Smart tabs
  • If this checkbox is selected, the part of indentation defined by the nesting of code blocks, is made of the tabs and (if necessary) spaces, while the part of indentation defined by the alignment is made only of spaces.
  • If this checkbox is cleared, only tabs are used. This means that a group of spaces that fits the specified tab size is automatically replaced with a tab, which may result in breaking fine alignment.

The Smart Tabs checkbox is available if the Use Tab Character checkbox is selected.

IndentIn this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the Use Tab Character checkbox is selected) to be inserted for each indent level.
Continuation indentIn this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the Use Tab Character checkbox is selected) to be inserted between the elements of an array, in expressions, method declarations and method calls.
Keep indents on empty linesIf this checkbox is selected, then IntelliJ IDEA will keep indents on the empty lines as if they contained some code.
If this checkbox is not selected, IntelliJ IDEA will delete the tab characters and spaces.

Set from...

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.

Last modified: 11 October 2017

See Also

Language and Framework-Specific Guidelines:

External Links: