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Surround code fragments

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, XML tags, folding regions, and other constructs.

Surround a code block with language constructs

  1. Select a code fragment.

  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+T or go to Code | Surround With in the main menu.

    Alternatively, on the toolbar that appears, click Surround.

  3. Select the necessary surround statement from the list.

You can edit code templates that are used in the surround statements. In the Settings dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S) , go to Editor | File and Code Templates.

For example, you can configure final modifier, name or even a type of the exception for the try...catch conditional statement.

Code template settings

This feature applies to the following languages (contexts):

Context

Surround with

Example

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

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

Surround any block of code
Last modified: 09 April 2024