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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[rætta]

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

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

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

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

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[rætta]

Mnemonically, "[t]emplate [l]ink e[x]panded" (after {{tl}}, "[t]emplate [l]ink").

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 ten of the template's parameters (numbered or nowiki-keywords) may be displayed as placeholders, while more than over 10 parameters can be displayed using a coded vertical-bar (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 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>.


  • 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


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}}.


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.


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.


{{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).



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


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|}} 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

See also[rætta]

  • {{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=, etc).

Template-linking templates[rætta]

General-purpose formatting[rætta]

  • 1 {{tlg}} is the most general, allowing any combination of text style and/or link style options.
  • 2 Prevents wrapping of text by placing it inside <span class="nowrap">...</span> tags.
  • 3 Uses monospace font but not <code>...</code>.
  • 4 Allows links to templates in any namespace.

Other formatting templates[rætta]

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
{{xpd|Hatnote|Some hatnote text}} "{{hatnote|Some hatnote text}}" gives "
Some hatnote text
" [1]
Shows code, example and a link to expand the template code

With utility links[rætta]

Code example Effect
{{lts|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote(rætta kjak leinkjur søgan)
{{t links|Hatnote}} Hatnote (edit · talk · history · links · /subpages · /doc · /doc edit · /sbox · /sbox diff · /test · Module:hatnote)
{{tfd links|Hatnote}}
Template:Hatnote (rætta<dot-separator>kjak<dot-separator>søga<dot-separator>leinkjur<dot-separator>loggar<dot-separator>undirsíður<dot-separator>delete)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:hatnote (backlinks rætta)
{{tltt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
{{tetl|Hatnote}} {{ Hatnote }}
links talk view
{{tsetl|Hatnote}} {{ subst:Hatnote }}
 leinkjur kjak vís
{{ti|Hatnote}} Fyrimynd:Hatnote (kjak<dot-separator>links<dot-separator>rætta)
{{tic|Hatnote}} Fyrimynd:Hatnote (kjak links rætta)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (backlinks rætta)
{{tlt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (kjak)
{{ttl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (t/l)
{{twlh|Hatnote}} Fyrimynd:Hatnote (links, kjak)