IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3: New Preview panel for SVG editor, multiple soft limits and more

The release of IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 is just around the corner. And we have some more features which we would like to tell you about. Check them out!

Multiple soft limits

In IntelliJ IDEA in the Editor there is a guideline that indicates a suggested maximum line length, so the code is hard wrapped to the Right margin while typing or after Code Reformatting. We have enhanced this feature in IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 – now you can add multiple soft limits. This lets you сonfigure several visual guides that will help control the width of the code.


New Preview panel for the SVG editor

IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 introduces a new Preview panel for the SVG editor for when you handle vector images. The SVG editor provides an easy way to edit SVG files. Now you can observe changes in the Preview panel while editing an SVG file in the editor.


File Status Colors

IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 provides a convenient way to change status colors for the files for the currently selected UI theme IntelliJ (Default) or Darcula.

Now there is the ability to customize the default colors for files available inside Preferences | Version Control | File Status Colors.


Expandable input field

The upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 introduces new functionality – expandable input field.
For better readability, the IDE provides the possibility to view arguments on a new line after you expand a field.

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Download and try these new awesome features for yourself. We look forward to your feedback here in the comments, on Twitter and in our issue tracker.

Happy developing!


About Zlata Kalyuzhnaya

IntelliJ IDEA Marketing Manager at JetBrains. twitter: @ZlataKalyuzhnay ‏
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12 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3: New Preview panel for SVG editor, multiple soft limits and more

  1. Denny Kluge says:

    I really like the idea of the expandable input fields.
    While we’re at it, in the “Find in path” dialog, the “File mask” input field is still ridiculous small. The field is not expandable. Imagine if you have a long file mask, this is not usable.

    There is already an issue for that:

    Please address this. Thanks.

    • Zlata Kalyuzhnaya says:

      Hi Denny! We are currently working on this problem and hopefully, we’ll be able to fix this issue in 2018.1 or may be even earlier.

  2. Will the svg preview be available in PHPStorm ?

  3. Jürgen Schwarze says:

    Will the SVG feature be available in PyCharm, too?

  4. Fabio Chelly says:

    Since the last update (2017.3 RC2), the SQL injection doesn’t work anymore. No syntax highlighting or autocompletion inside my PHP files. Is that normal?

  5. Ilya says:

    Hey guys, is it possible to disable svg previews by default? I want to see code only, without clicking extra button every time I open new svg file.


  6. Charlie Hayes says:

    I had some trouble enabling the SVG preview. Turns out I had SVG assigned to the XML file type. I had to move the “*.svg” pattern in the File Types editor to “Scalable Vector Graphics” file format.

  7. Joseph Lloyd says:

    I love the SVG viewer, but I wondered if it would be possible to put it under the code instead of to the right of it as I use a vertical screen.

  8. Rob says:

    I cannot find any settings for the SVG editor to wrap text etc. Any Ideas?

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