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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Tlc/doc.

This is the {{tlc}} template.

This page is also the documentation for {{tld}} and {{tlf}} that work almost exactly the same.

When showing a template name with brackets in documentation you have to escape the brackets in some way so it doesn't become a call to the template. Instead of using <nowiki></nowiki> tags you can write it simpler and shorter by using these templates.

Here is how these templates look. Code to the left and actual rendering to the right:

{{tlc|name|parameters}} = {{name|parameters}}
{{tld|name|parameters}} = {{name|parameters}}
{{tlf|name|parameters}} = {{name|parameters}}

These templates work similarly to {{tl}} and {{tlx}}, but they don't make the template name into a link. When writing documentation you might want to avoid a lot of unnecessary links, since it decreases readability. So on the first occurrence of a template name use {{tl}} or {{tlx}}, and then use {{tlc}}, {{tld}} or {{tlf}}.

Features of {{tlc}}, {{tld}} and {{tlf}}:

  • They show a template name and up to eight parameters.
  • They also show empty parameters. (See examples below.)
  • They prevent line wraps in their output.


Wikitables make the <code></code> tags transparent, that's why the "code colouring" is missing in these examples.

Code Result Comment
{{tlc}} {{tlc|...}} Shows its own syntax.
{{tlc|name}} {{name}}
{{tlc|name|one}} {{name|one}}
{{tlc|name|one|two}} {{name|one|two}}
{{tlc|name|a|b|c|d|e|f|g|h|i|j}} {{name|a|b|c|d|e|f|g|h}} Shows up to eight parameters. The rest are dropped.
{{tlc|name|||three|four}} {{name|||three|four}} Also shows empty parameters.
{{tlc|name|||three||}} {{name|||three||}} Even shows empty parameters that come in the end.
{{tlc|name|one=a|two=b}} {{name}} Equal signs is a problem, but there is a fix.
{{tlc|name|2=one=a|3=two=b}} {{name|one=a|two=b}} Use numbered parameters to fix it. Remember to start from 2, since the "name" is number 1.

If you have equal signs in your template parameters, you should replace then with {{=}}, but it probably is simpler and clearer to code it using <nowiki> tags etc. Here are the codes to emulate {{tlf}}, {{tld}} and {{tlc}} respectively. Code to the left and actual rendering to the right:

<nowiki>{{name|one=a|two=b}}</nowiki> = {{name|one=a|two=b}}
<tt><nowiki>{{name|one=a|two=b}}</nowiki></tt> = {{name|one=a|two=b}}
<code><nowiki>{{name|one=a|two=b}}</nowiki></code> = {{name|one=a|two=b}}

Template links[edit]

Code Result Notes lock


{{Example}} makes brackets part of the link; see docu 🔒


Example just link, without the brackets; see docu 🔓


{{Example}} inner brackets are part of the link; see docu 🔓
{{tl|example}} {{example}} makes brackets around the link; see docu 🔒


{{subst:example}} no parameters, adds "subst:" 🔒


{{example|1|2|3|4|5|7|8|...}} up to 8 parameters 🔒


{{subst:example|1|2|3|4|5||7|8|...}} up to 8 parameters, adds "subst:"; see docu 🔓

{{tlf|example|1|2|3|...up to 8}}

{{example|1|2|3|...up to 8}} up to 8 parameters, no link; see docu 🔒

{{tlc|example|1|2|3|4|||7|up to 8|9}}

{{example|1|2|3|4|||7|up to 8}} up to 8 parameters, no link, <code> style 🔓


{{example|1||2|3||}} up to 8 parameters, <code> style; see docu 🔓


{{User:Example}} like {{tl}} but for any namespace 🔓


{{ Tle1 = v12 = v23 = v3 }} decribes parameters and their values 🔓

Alternative forms[edit]

Note: These ignore empty parameters.
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{{example|1|2|3|4|5|7|8}} up to 8 parameters; ignores empty parms 🔒


{{example|p1|p2}} up to 2 parameters, <code> style; see docu 🔓


{{subst:example|1|2|3|etc.}} up to 3 parameters, adds linked "subst:" 🔓


{{subst:example|2|3|6|...}} up to 5 parameters, adds linked "subst:", teletype style 🔓