UltiSnips is the ultimate solution for snippets in Vim. It has tons of features and is very fast.
In this demo I am editing a python file. I first expand the
#! snippet, then
class snippet. The completion menu comes from
YouCompleteMe, UltiSnips also
integrates with neocomplete. I can
jump through placeholders and add text while the snippet inserts text in other
places automatically: when I add
Animal as a base class,
updated to call the base class constructor. When I add arguments to the
constructor, they automatically get assigned to instance variables. I then
insert my personal snippet for
__init__ and the class snippet was still active and added another instance
The official home of UltiSnips is at https://github.com/sirver/ultisnips. Please add pull requests and issues there.
UltiSnips was started in Jun 2009 by @SirVer. In Dec 2015, maintenance was handed over to @seletskiy.
What can you do with UltiSnips?
This assumes you are using Vundle. Adapt
for your plugin manager of choice. Put this into your
" Track the engine. Plugin 'SirVer/ultisnips' " Snippets are separated from the engine. Add this if you want them: Plugin 'honza/vim-snippets' " Trigger configuration. Do not use <tab> if you use https://github.com/Valloric/YouCompleteMe. let g:UltiSnipsExpandTrigger="<tab>" let g:UltiSnipsJumpForwardTrigger="<c-b>" let g:UltiSnipsJumpBackwardTrigger="<c-z>" " If you want :UltiSnipsEdit to split your window. let g:UltiSnipsEditSplit="vertical"
UltiSnips comes with comprehensive documentation. As there are more options and tons of features I suggest you at least skim it.
From a gentle introduction to really advanced in a few minutes: The blog posts of the screencasts contain more advanced examples of the things discussed in the videos.
- Episode 1: What are snippets and do I need them?
- Episode 2: Creating Basic Snippets
- Episode 3: What's new in version 2.0
- Episode 4: Python Interpolation
Also the excellent Vimcasts dedicated three episodes to UltiSnips: