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Surround Code Fragments with Language-Specific Constructs

IntelliJ IDEA provides standard templates for surrounding code fragments with various constructs based on the language of the source code. This includes if...else conditional statements, do...while and for loops, combinations of try...catch...finally, folding regions, XML tags, and so on.

To surround a block of code:

  1. Select the desired code fragment.
  2. On the Code menu, click Surround With (Ctrl+Alt+T).
  3. Select the necessary surround statement from the list.

This feature applies to the following languages (contexts):

ContextSurround withExample
Java statements
  • if
  • if/else
  • while
  • do/while
  • for
  • try/catch
  • try/finally
  • try/catch/finally
  • synchronized
  • Runnable
  • {}
wrapWithStatement.png
Java expressions
  • (expr)
  • ((Type)expr)
  • !(expr instanseof Type)
wrapExpression.png
XML/HTML /JSP/JSPX tags
  • Tag
  • CDATA section
  • <% ... %>
  • Emmet
wrapTags.png
JavaScript statements
  • (expr)
  • !(expr)
  • if
  • if / else
  • while
  • do / while
  • for
  • try / catch
  • try / finally
  • try / catch / finally
  • with
  • function
  • { }
  • function expression
Surrounding a fragment of JavaScript code with an if...else construct
ActionScript statements
  • if
  • if / else
  • while
  • do / while
  • for
  • try / catch
  • try / finally
  • try / catch / finally
  • with
  • function
  • {}
  • function expression
surround_with_action_script.png
PHP statements
  • if
  • if / else
  • while
  • do / while
  • for
  • foreach
  • try / catch
  • function
surround_with_php_statements.png
Custom folding region comments Any fragment of code, where Surround With is applicable
customFolding1
Last modified: 4 September 2018