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The template link template is a simple macro template used to display a template name as a link surrounded by braces, thus showing how the template name would be used in code. Its primary use is in instruction and documentation. A short example is that the code:


More complex variations are described below.

Related templates

Template:Tl2 differs in that it displays an arguably clearer result like {{tlx}}, and also takes the named parameters 'SISTER=xx' and 'LANG=ll', so that it may also be used to list and link to templates on other English and non-English language sister projects.

{{tlx}} displays with the same enhanced presentation, and also expands several 'placeholder' parameters to generate a sample template call.


 {{Tl|template name to display}}
 {{Tl2|template name to display}} -- local link, just like Tl.
 {{Tl2|SISTER=V:|template name to display}} -- displays a template on Wikiversity
 {{Tl2|LANG=fr.|SISTER=wikisource|template name to display}} -- displays a template 
                       on the French Wikisource sister project.
 {{tl|1==)}} -- use 1= where the template name contains an equals sign (as [[template:=)]] does).


Code Result
{{Tl|x0}} {{x0}}
{{Tl2|x1}} {{x1}}
{{Tl2|SISTER=M:|3x}} {{3x}}
{{Tl2|SISTER=wikibooks|LANG=de:|WP}} {{WP}}
{{tl|1==)}} {{=)}}

See also

– Template link, up to three parameters and interwiki links.
– Template link, with up to eight parameters.
– Template link, up to three parameters and interwiki links, plus uses a non-proportional monospaced font.
– Template link, ditto subst'ed.
  Same as {{tl}}

, but gives the template name in boldface type (this can be useful when stressing the difference between two similarly named templates). The {{tlxb}}

variant is the same, except it uses a monospaced non-proportional font instead of regular text.
– See Lts discussion for more variants.
– Like {{tl}} / {{tlp}} for any namespace.
– Same as tl, but shows the braces as part of the link.
– Show live example

, {{tld}}

and {{tlf}}
– Template names without links.
and {{tltt2}}
– Template link with tooltip, with no and one parameter respectively.
- For showing templates and their properties in a table

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