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{{Tlb}}

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Usage[edit]

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[edit]

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}} {{Tlb}} 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}}, {{tlxw}} (edit · master page).

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

Basic use[edit]

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

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

Where parameters might contain one or more equals-signs ("="), replace each equals-sign with {{=}}:

{{tlx|Template|first{{=}}something|second|third{{=}}something|...|twentieth}} produces: {{Template|first=something|second|third=something|...|twentieth}}

For more than ten parameters, possibly also containing equals-signs, use <nowiki>...</nowiki> thus:

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

Purpose and naming[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

{{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[edit]

{{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[edit]

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[edit]

  • {{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[edit]

General-purpose formatting[edit]

Other formatting templates[edit]

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
{{elc|Template:Hatnote}}
{{elc|Template:Hatnote|Hatnote}}
[[Template:Hatnote]]
[[Template:Hatnote|Hatnote]]
Formats wikilink, with optional piped link text and blended suffix
{{mlx|Bananas|hello}} {{#invoke:Bananas|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}}

With utility links[edit]

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)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tltt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
{{tetl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
links talk view
{{tsetl|Hatnote}} {{subst:Hatnote}}
 links talk view
{{ti|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk · links · edit)
{{tic|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk links edit)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tlt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (talk)
{{ttl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (t/l)
{{twlh|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (links, talk)


TemplateData[edit]

TemplateData documentation used by VisualEditor and other tools
See the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Tlb

Show example template usage without expanding the template itself. {{tnull}} is similar without linking the template.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Template name1

Name of the template to link

Example
Tlx
Templaterequired
1st parameter2

no description

Stringoptional
2nd parameter3

no description

Stringoptional
3rd parameter4

no description

Stringoptional
4th parameter5

no description

Stringoptional
5th parameter6

no description

Stringoptional
6th parameter7

no description

Stringoptional
7th parameter8

no description

Stringoptional
8th parameter9

no description

Stringoptional
9th parameter10

no description

Stringoptional
10th parameter11

no description

Stringoptional
1212

no description

Unknownoptional
Substsubst

Set to any value to show "subst:" before the template name

Example
true
Booleanoptional
LanguageLANG

For a link to Wikipedias in other languages

Example
de:
Stringoptional
SISTERSISTER

For an interwiki link to other sister projects

Example
M:
Stringoptional