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{{[[Template:|]]}}

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Usage

This template is a {{tl}}-style template-link tag that boldfaces the template name, and accepts parameters. It's the same as {{tlx}} except that it boldfaces the name of the template and uses Wikipedia's default font instead of a non-proptional, monospaced font, as used by the variant {{tlxb}} (which is more commonly used because it has that <code>-style monospaced look). Its main use is in highlighting to distinguish between multiple templates with similar names, on projectpages, in talk page discussions, and for nesting an example of a template-link call inside another template-link call that has already applied the <code>...</code> markup.

Examples

Code Result Remark
{{tlb|abc}} {{abc}}
{{tlb|abc|parm1|parm2}} {{abc|parm1|parm2}}
{{tlb|abc|parm1|parm2{{=}}foo}} {{abc|parm1|parm2=foo}} Equal signs need to be escaped using {{=}}.
{{tlb}} {{[[Template:|]]}} This actually substitutes the current page name. Useful as a self-reference; won't be linked.

The rest of the documentation is for {{tlx}}, which works the same way.


Note: This documentation for {{tlx}} is also transcluded by its derivatives {{tlxb}}, {{tlxc}} (edit · master page).

This template is used to show example template usage without expanding the template itself.

Basic use

(Note: In the following examples, ellipses (groups of three dots) indicate where parameters have been omitted.)

{{tlx|Template|first parameter|second parameter|third parameter|...|tenth parameter}} produces: {{Template|first parameter|second parameter|third parameter|...|tenth parameter}}

When you want to indicate setting a value to one or more parameters, you would normally use the equals-sign ("="). This doesn't work here; instead use {{=}}, like so:

{{tlx|Template|first{{=}}first value|second|third{{=}}third value}} produces: {{Template|first=first value|second|third=third value}}

For more than ten parameters - with or without equals-signs - instead wrap the entire list of parameters and their values in <nowiki>...</nowiki> tags. When you do, you don't need to replace equals-signs. For instance:

{{tlx|Template|<nowiki>''first''|''second''|''third=value''|...|''999th''</nowiki>}} produces: {{Template|first|second|third=value|...|999th}}

Purpose and naming

Mnemonically, template link expanded (after template link).

This template allows an example of calling a template, accompanied by one or more parameters, to be displayed without also causing the template to be called.

Up to 20 of the template's parameters (numbered or nowiki-keywords) may be displayed as placeholders, while more than over 20 parameters can be displayed using a coded vertical bar (pipe) symbol, as in &#124;. A keyword parameter can be used with equals code &#61; or {{=}} or in nowiki-text: "<nowiki>size=10</nowiki>" or all parameters as a string in "<nowiki>" tags; see Examples at bottom. For more details, see this talk page. If you use 21 or more parameters, all after the 20th will be replaced with a single |... at the end of the parameter list.

Exceptions

If the intended template lists numerous parameters, then perhaps this template should really not be used, and just hardcode the usage with <code><nowiki>. For example:

<code><nowiki>{{Anytemplate|arg1=23|size=250px|other parameters...}}</nowiki></code>.

If a vertical display, with parameters on their own lines, is desired, this can also be laid out manually in this manner, or more rapidly done with <pre>...</pre>.

Parameters

  • If the only parameter supplied is {{{1}}}, i.e. a template's name, {{tlx}}'s output is the same as {{tl}} – i.e. a link within braces – but in a monospaced font:
    • {{tl|tl}} produces: {{tl}}
    • {{tlx|tl}} produces: {{tl}}
{{tl}} will also not take nor display additional parameters.
Named parameters

|subst=

Setting this parameter to any non-blank value will prefix the string subst: linked to Help:Substitution. This is useful to indicate when a template should be substituted. For example, {{tlx|Welcome|subst=Y}} produces: {{subst:Welcome}}. This is similar to the action of the {{tlxs}} template: {{tlxs|Welcome}} produces: {{subst:welcome}}.

|SISTER=

For an interwiki link to other sister projects, such as: |SISTER=M: (Meta), |SISTER=Q: (WikiQuote), |SISTER=S: (WikiSource), etc, facilitating interwiki template documentation and/or discussion.

|LANG=

For a link to Wikipedias in other languages, such as: |LANG=de: (German), |LANG=sv: (Swedish), etc, facilitating cross-language template documentation and/or discussion.

Documentation

{{Tlx}} is a generalization of {{tl}}, {{tlp}} etc., with output that is arguably more legible. This depends on the browser, but narrow gaps between characters such as "{", "|", "}" and links can be hard to read when not monospaced (and hard to click on; for uses like {{!}}, see {{tlw}}, which makes the click target bigger).

Usage

{{tlx|Templatename}}
{{tlx|Templatename|param}}
{{tlx|Templatename|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10}}
{{tlx|Templatename|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10&#124;more}}
{{tlx|Templatename|param&#61;value}}

There are up to 10 placeholders for parameters of the specified template.

Examples

Note
At the en.wikipedia and Meta sites, X0, X1, X2, ... X9 are sandbox templates for experimentation on involved templates that need be in template space. An auto-cleansing software facility exists that might be used to duplicate the facility on other sister projects.
Code Result Remarks
{{tlx|x0}} {{x0}}  
{{tlx|Abc}} {{Abc}}  
{{tlx|ABC}} {{ABC}}  
{{tlx|AbC}} {{AbC}}  
{{tlx|x1|one}} {{x1|one}}  
{{tlx|x2|one|two}} {{x2|one|two}}  
{{tlx|x3|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10}} {{x3|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10}}  
{{tlx|x4|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11}} {{x4|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11}} up to 10 parameters...
{{tlx|x5|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10&#124;11}} {{x5|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11}}
...&#124; for more
{{tlx|x1|x=u}} {{x1}} the straightforward equals-sign won't work...
{{tlx|x1|x&#61;u}} {{x1|x=u}}
...but &#61; is okay
{{tlx|x1|x{{=}}u}} {{x1|x=u}}
...and {{=}} is okay
{{tlx|x1|<nowiki>x=u</nowiki>}} {{x1|x=u}}
sticky nowiki also okay
{{tlx|x2| |two}} {{x2|two}} empty won't work...
{{tlx|x2|&#32;|two}} {{x2| |two}}
...but &#32; is okay
{{tlx|x2|&nbsp;|two}} {{x2| |two}}
...&nbsp; is also okay
{{tlx|x2|<nowiki />|two}} {{x2||two}}
<nowiki /> handles the space
{{tlx|x2| &#124; two}} {{x2| | two}}
&#124; is okay
{{tlx|x2| {{!}} two}} {{x2 | | two}}
{{!}} is dubious
{{tlx|x2|2=|3=two}} {{x2|two}} empty really doesn't work
{{tlx|x2|2=one|two}} {{x2|two}} "two" overrides "2=one"
{{tlx|x2|3=two|2=one}} {{x2|one|two}}
irregular parameter order is okay
Unlimited parameters as one <nowiki>...</nowiki> string
{{tlx|convert|<nowiki>14|m|ftin|abbr=out|sp=us</nowiki>}}

See also

  • {{tlxb}}, a version of {{tlx}} where the template name is shown in bold.
    {{tlb}}, a version of {{tl}} where the template name is shown in bold.
  • {{temt}}, a version of {{tlx}} that handles templates whose names include "Template:" and pages outside the Template: namespace that are treated as templates.
  • {{para}}, for the presentation of template parameters and values (e.g. |paraname=val, |another=).
  • {{tnull}}, like {{tlx}} without linking the template.

Template-linking templates

General-purpose formatting

Comparison of template-linking templates according to their style
Link style → Linked Unlinked Linked with subst Linked including braces Linked with alternative text
Text style ↓ {{tlg}} options1 DEFAULT nolink=yes subst=yes braceinside=yes alttext=Foo
2=Foo
normal DEFAULT {{tlg}}1
{{tl}}
{{tlp}}2
{{tlu}}3
{{tlf}}2 {{tls}}
{{tlsp}}
{{tlsu}}3
{{tn}} {{tla}}
code code=yes {{tl2}}
{{tlx}}
{{tlxu}}3
{{tlc}}2
{{tld}}2
{{tnull}}
{{tlxs}} N/A
monospace
kbd
plaincode=yes4
kbd=yes5
{{tltt}}5
{{tltt2}}5
N/A {{tltss}}6
bold bold=yes {{tlb}} N/A
bold+code bold=yes|code=yes {{tlxb}}
italic+code italic=yes|code=yes {{tlxi}}

Other formatting templates

Code example Effect Notes
{{tl2|Hatnote|lang=fr}} {{hatnote}} Supports linking to sister projects (e.g., fr:Hatnote)
{{tlu|User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} {{User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} Supports linking to any namespace
{{demo|<nowiki>{{Hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}</nowiki>}}
{{hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}

Shows code and example
{{xpd|Hatnote|Some hatnote text}} "{{hatnote|Some hatnote text}}" gives "" [1] Shows code, example and a link to expand the template code
{{tln|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote Produces a normal link to the template
{{elc|Template:Hatnote}}
{{elc|Template:Hatnote|Hatnote}}
[[Template:Hatnote]]
[[Template:Hatnote|Hatnote]]
Formats wikilink, with optional piped link text and blended suffix
{{ml|Example|hello}} {{#invoke:Example|hello}} Counterpart to {{tl}} for linking to Lua modules
{{mlx|Example|hello}} {{#invoke:Example|hello}} Counterpart to {{tlx}} for linking to Lua modules
{{para|title|<var>book title</var>}} |title=book title Formats template parameters for display, with or without values
{{sclx|LASTING}} [[WP:LASTING]] Takes a shortcut suffix in project namespace and displays it with brackets and the WP: alias in a <code>...</code> tag.
{{tag|ref}}
{{xtag|templatedata}}
<ref>...</ref>
<templatedata>
Formats [X]HTML tags; can add content, choose opening, closing, or self-closing
{{dtl|Ping project}} {{d:Ping project}} Wikidata counterpart to {{tl}}
{{pf|if}}
{{pf|if|{{{1}}}|true|false}}
{{#if}}
{{#if:{{{1}}}|true|false}}
Parser function equivalent to {{tl}}

With utility links

Code example Effect
{{lt|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)
{{lts|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote(edit talk links history)
{{t links|Hatnote}} Hatnote (edit talk history links # /subpages /doc /doc edit /sbox /sbox diff /test)
{{tfd links|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (edit · talk · history · links · transclusions · logs · subpages · delete)
{{tltt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
{{tetl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
links talk edit
{{tsetl|Hatnote}} {{subst:Hatnote}}
 links talk edit
{{ti|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk⧼dot-separator⧽links⧼dot-separator⧽edit)
{{tic|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk links edit)
{{tim|Hatnote}} m:Template:Hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tlt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (talk)
{{ttl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (t/l)
{{twlh|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (links, talk)



TemplateData

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See the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Template link with bold

<templatedata> { "params": { "1": { "label": "Template name", "description": "Name of the template to link.", "example": "Tlx", "type": "wiki-template-name", "required": true }, "2": { "label": "1st parameter", "type": "string" }, "3": { "label": "2nd parameter", "type": "string" }, "4": { "label": "3rd parameter", "type": "string" }, "5": { "label": "4th parameter", "type": "string" }, "6": { "label": "5th parameter", "type": "string" }, "7": { "label": "6th parameter", "type": "string" }, "8": { "label": "7th parameter", "type": "string" }, "9": { "label": "8th parameter", "type": "string" }, "10": { "label": "9th parameter", "type": "string" }, "11": { "label": "10th parameter", "type": "string" }, "12": { "label": "11th parameter", "type": "string" }, "13": { "label": "12th parameter", "type": "string" }, "14": { "label": "13th parameter", "type": "string" }, "15": { "label": "14th parameter", "type": "string" }, "16": { "label": "15th parameter", "type": "string" }, "17": { "label": "16th parameter", "type": "string" }, "18": { "label": "17th parameter", "type": "string" }, "19": { "label": "18th parameter", "type": "string" }, "20": { "label": "19th parameter", "type": "string" }, "21": { "label": "20th parameter", "type": "string" }, "subst": { "description": "Set to any value to show \"subst:\" before the template name", "example": "true", "type": "boolean", "label": "Show subst:" }, "LANG": { "label": "Language", "description": "The prefix for a link to Wikipedias in other languages.", "example": "de:", "type": "line" }, "SISTER": { "description": "The prefix for an interwiki link to other sister projects", "example": "M:", "type": "line", "label": "Sister project" } }, "description": "Show example template usage without expanding the template itself. {{tnull|...}} is similar without linking the template.", "paramOrder": [ "1", "2", "3", "4", "5", "6", "7", "8", "9", "10", "11", "12", "13", "14", "15", "16", "17", "18", "19", "20", "21", "subst", "LANG", "SISTER" ], "format": "inline" } </templatedata>