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Scheme

In this area, choose the code style scheme and change it as required. Settings of a code style scheme are automatically applied every time WebStorm generates, refactors, or reformats your code.

The code styles are defined at the project level and at the global level.

  • At the Project level, settings are grouped under the Project scheme, which is predefined and is marked in bold font. The Project style scheme applies to the current project only.

    The default scheme cannot be changed! When any modifications are made, WebStorm automatically creates a copy of the default scheme. If you want to use a different project level scheme, choose the desired scheme and copy its settings to project.

  • At the Global level, settings are grouped under the predefined Default scheme, and any other scheme created by the user. The global settings are used when the user doesn't want to keep code style settings with the project and share them.

ItemDescription
SchemeFrom this drop-down list, select the scheme to be used. The predefined schemes are shown in bold. The custom schemes, ones created as copies of the predefined schemes, are in plain text.
ManageClick this button to open the Code Style Schemes dialog that lets you manage the schemes.
ResetThis link appears in the upper-right corner of the dialog when the current style or scheme are modified. Click this button to discard changes.

Text files and unsupported file types

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, the part of indentation defined by the nesting of code blocks, is made of the tabs and (if necessary) spaces, while the part of indentation defined by the alignment is made only of spaces.
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  • 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.
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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: 1 December 2016