IntellijIDEA supports Scala multi-line strings. Scala multi-line strings feature lets you format literals and helps your code to look more orderly.

Scala offers a method called stripMargin that removes the left-hand part of a multiline string up to a specified delimiter.

Entering Multi-line strings

To envoke stripMargin method, enter triple quots. Now you are able to enter multi-line strings.

It also preserves white spaces. Please see the following example:

Selecting Intentions for Scala Multi-line Strings

You can choose different intention options for Scala multi-line strings. Place your cursor on the string and press


For example, if you select Convert to "String" option, you will see the following result:

The multi-line string is converted to the one-line string.

For examle, you can choose option Insert gap with concatenation. For the Scala version 2.10 and later you also have the ability to convert a string concatenation into the interpolated string.

Now you can convert to interpolated strings.

The result is as follows:

Editing Multi-line Strings Settings

You can set a different format for multi-line strings options such as Margin char indent or Margin Char. You can also disable a multi-line strings support.