Code Style. CSS
for Windows and Linux
Use this page to configure formatting options for CSS files. View the result in the Preview pane on the right.
On this page:
Tabs and Indents
|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.
- 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.
The Smart Tabs check box is available if the Use Tab Character check box is selected.
|Tab size||In this text box, specify the number of spaces included in a tab.|
|Indent||In 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. |
|Continuation indent||In this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the Use Tab Character check box is selected) to be inserted between the elements of an array, in expressions, method declarations and method calls.|
|Keep indents on empty lines||If this check box is selected, then WebStorm will keep indents on the empty lines as if they contained some code.|
If this check box is not selected, WebStorm will delete the tab characters and spaces.
In this tab, specify the alignment, braces and spaces options to be applied on reformatting.
|Braces placement||Use this drop-down list to specify where WebStorm should place the opening braces of selectors. The available options are: |
- At the end of line
- Next line
|Align values||Use this drop-down list to specify how WebStorm should align attributes and values. The available options are: |
- Do not align: select this option to specify alignment on the first character of an attribute name.
- On value: select this option to specify alignment on the first character of the value of an attribute.
- On colon
|Blank lines between blocks||In this text box, specify the minimum number of sequential blank lines to be retained after reformatting.|
|Align closing brace with properties||If this check box is selected, the closing brace of the selector will be placed under the list of properties.|
If this check box is not selected, the closing brace of the selector will be placed under the selector.
|Keep single-line blocks||If this check box is selected, the blocks with a single property will be confined to one line.|
If this check box is not selected, each property will be placed to its own line.
|Spaces||Select the check boxes in this area to add a space after the colon delimiting key and value, and before the opening brace of the selector. |
| HEX Colors||Use this area to configure the hex color syntax. You can select from the following check options: |
- Convert hex colors to - select this check box to configure the hex color letter case. You can choose Lower case or Upper case.
- Convert hex colors format to - select this check box to configure the hex color format length. You can choose Long format or Short format.
View changes in the Preview pane.
Click this link to reveal the list of languages to be used as the base for the current language code style. So doing, only the settings that are applicable to the current language are taken. All the other settings are not affected.
This link appears in the upper-right corner of the language-specific code style page, when applicable.
Click Reset to discard changes and return to the initial set of code style settings.
Last modified: 17 July 2017