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Description

The purpose of this template is to build an HTML list with pairs of labels and items. The labels are typically regions, countries, or languages. The items are typically dates, but can be used for companies or people as well.

The template is most commonly used for infobox fields, such as {{Infobox video game}}'s release and publisher fields. It is also used for release date columns in many tables.

  1. You can specify any region, country or other label.
  2. Labels and items appear in the order in which you input them.
  3. Labels can be repeated with different items.

Usage

Parameters are input as label/date pairs, and are displayed in the order they are given. Video game-specific aliases for regions such as NA, EU, AU or AUS, PAL, SEA, AS, SA, OC, WW and ? are supported, as well as all ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes and a smaller number of selected ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes.

Note that WP:VG/DATE asserts several guidelines/rules concerning where and when (and which) abbreviations may be used in video game infoboxes.

List parameters

This template supports the following additional parameters for formatting the output list:

  • format: The list format to output, one of bulleted, unbulleted (default), horizontal, ordered, horizontal_ordered
  • class: a custom class for the <div>...</div> tags surrounding the list, e.g. plainlinks.
  • style: a custom CSS style for the <div>...</div> tags surrounding the list, e.g. font-size: 90%;.
  • list_style: a custom CSS style for the <ul>...</ul> tags around the list. The format is the same as for the |style= parameter.
  • item_style: a custom CSS style for all of the list items (the <li>...</li> tags). The format is the same as for the |style= parameter.
  • item1_style, item2_style, item3_style...: custom CSS styles for each of the list items. The format is the same as for the |style= parameter.
  • indent: this parameter indents the list. The value must be a number, e.g. 2. The indent is calculated in em, and is 1.6 times the value specified. If no indent is specified, the default is zero.

Examples

Code Output
{{Video game release|EU|September 11, 2015|NA|September 23, 2015}}
  • EU: September 11, 2015
  • NA: September 23, 2015
{{Video game release|JP|February 8, 2011|WW|TBA}}
  • JP: February 8, 2011
  • WW: TBA
{{Video game release|NA|October 5, 2009|PAL|October 6, 2009}}
  • NA: October 5, 2009
  • PAL: October 6, 2009
{{Video game release|UK|July 19, 1999|WW|December 12, 1999}}
  • UK: July 19, 1999
  • WW: December 12, 1999
{{Video game release|NA|January 1, 2016|EU|January 2, 2016|AU|January 4, 2016|SEA|January 13, 2016|AS|January 14, 2016|SA|January 15, 2016|OC|January 16, 2016|WW|January 17, 2016|?|January 18, 2016}}
  • NA: January 1, 2016
  • EU: January 2, 2016
  • AU: January 4, 2016
  • SEA: January 13, 2016
  • AS: January 14, 2016
  • SA: January 15, 2016
  • OC: January 16, 2016
  • WW: January 17, 2016
  • ?: January 18, 2016

Tracking categories

  • Category:Pages using vgrelease with named parameters (0) - Pages using the template with old named parameter syntax; for example, NA=date. Convert to current syntax, i.e. NA|date.
  • Category:Pages using vgrelease with two parameter region (0) - Pages using the template with old "custom region" three parameter syntax, where the first two parameters represent an article and link label. These uses should be removed by combining the first and second parameter into a wikilink. For example, combine North America|NA|date into [[North America|NA]]|date. Where possible, simply replace with the region code; for example, NA|date.
  • Category:Pages using vgrelease without a region (0) - Pages using the template without a region. These should be cleaned up either by specifying a region or removing the template.

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See also

  • {{Video game release hlist}} – Same functionality but output as a horizontal list
  • {{Vgrtbl}} – just like this template, except formatted so that dates sort properly in sortable tables.