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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, WebStorm uses spaces instead of tabs.
Smart tabs
  • If this check box is selected, WebStorm inserts tabs for indentation and reformatting. WebStorm 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, WebStorm 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.

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Last modified: 23 December 2015