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Surround code fragments

PyCharm 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 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):


Surround with



  • Tag

  • CDATA section

  • <% ... %>

  • Emmet


Python statements

  • if
  • while
  • try/except
  • try/finally
Surrounding Python statements

Django templates

Surrounding Django template elements

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

Fold code elements

Any fragment of code, where Surround With is applicable

Surround any block of code

Last modified: 17 May 2019