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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

(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

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

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=).

Template-linking templates

General-purpose formatting

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
{{elc|Template:Hatnote}}
{{elc|Template:Hatnote|Hatnote}}
[[Template:Hatnote]]
[[Template:Hatnote|Hatnote]]
Formats wikilink, with optional piped link text and blended suffix
{{mli|Bananas|hello}}
{{mlix|BananasArgs|hello|Fred}}
{{#invoke:Bananas|hello}}
{{#invoke:BananasArgs|hello|Fred}}
Counterparts to {{tl}} and {{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

With utility links

Code example Effect
{{lts|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote(edit talk links history)
{{t links|Hatnote}} Hatnote (edit talk history links # /subpages /doc /doc edit /sbox /sbox diff /test) · Module:hatnote
{{tfd links|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (edit · talk · history · links · 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)
Template data

Show example template usage without expanding the template itself.

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Template name1

Name of the template to link

Default
empty
Example
Tlx
Auto value
empty
Templaterequired
1st parameter2

no description

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
2nd parameter3

no description

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
3rd parameter4

no description

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
4th parameter5

no description

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
5th parameter6

no description

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
6th parameter7

no description

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
7th parameter8

no description

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
8th parameter9

no description

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
9th parameter10

no description

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
10th parameter11

no description

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
1212

no description

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Unknownoptional
Substsubst

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

Default
empty
Example
true
Auto value
empty
Booleanoptional
LanguageLANG

For a link to Wikipedias in other languages

Default
empty
Example
de:
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional
SISTERSISTER

For an interwiki link to other sister projects

Default
empty
Example
M:
Auto value
empty
Stringoptional