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Handlebars and Mustache

With IntelliJ IDEA, you can use Handlebars expressions and Mustache templates in hbs or mustache files. IntelliJ IDEA processes contents of such files according to default or custom settings specified on the Templates page of the Settings/Preferences dialog.

Before you start

Install and enable the Handlebars/Mustache plugin on the Plugins page as described in Installing plugins from repository.

Configuring Handlebars and Mustache in IntelliJ IDEA

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, go to Languages and Frameworks | JavaScript | Templates.

  2. On the Templates page that opens, switch to the Handlebars/Mustache area.

  3. To automatically insert the second closing curly brace } of a Handlebars expression on typing the first closing one, select the Automatically insert closing tag checkbox.

    IntelliJ IDEA also recognizes triple stashes {{{ that prevent escaping values inside expressions. In this case, IntelliJ IDEA automatically inserts two closing curly braces as soon as you type the first closing one.

  4. To automatically reformat Handlebars expressions and Mustache templates on code generation, refactoring, or pressingCtrl+Alt+L, select the Enable formatting checkbox. Otherwise, IntelliJ IDEA always keeps their original formatting.

  5. Choose the language to use the style for comments from. When you enter a line or block comment by pressing Ctrl+/ or Ctrl+Shift+/, IntelliJ IDEA inserts the comment delimiters that are used in the chosen language, for example:

    • {{!----}} for Handlebars

    • /**/ for JavaScript

    • <!----> for HTML

  6. To configure Handlebars/Mustache-aware syntax highlighting, in the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, go to Editor | Color Scheme | Handlebars/Mustache. Select the color scheme, accept the highlighting settings inherited from defaults or customize them as described in Configuring Colors and Fonts.

Last modified: 29 June 2020