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Common Code Style Options: Tabs and Indents

Tabs and Indents

ItemDescription
Use tab character
  • If this check box is selected, tab characters are used:
    • On pressing the Tab key
    • For indentation
    • For code reformatting
  • When the check box is cleared, PhpStorm uses spaces instead of tabs.
Smart tabs
  • If this check box is selected, PhpStorm inserts tabs for indentation and reformatting. PhpStorm inserts tabs in the beginning of each line until a symbol other than the tab is inserted. After that when you press the tab key, PhpStorm will enter spaces.
    php_code_style_smart_tabs_on
  • If this check box 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.
    php_code_style_smart_tabs_off

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

Tab sizeIn this text box, specify the number of spaces included in a tab.
IndentIn this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the Use Tab Character check box is selected) to be inserted for each indent level.
Indent all chained calls in a group The check box is available only when the Indent chained methods check box is selected.

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Last modified: 24 November 2016