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Enable tab completion for JSX with Emmet in Atom

Enable tab completion for JSX with Emmet in Atom

This guide assumes you have the emmet and language-babel packages already installed in Atom

Gif of the tab completion working

  1. Open the keymap.cson file by clicking on Atom -> Keymap… in the menu bar
  2. Add these lines of code to your keymap:
  'tab': 'emmet:expand-abbreviation-with-tab'

Now open a file with JSX code, type div.myclass, press tab and it should autocomplete to <div className="myclass"></div>! (if it's not properly syntax highlighted, select Babel ES6 JavaScript or JSX as the syntax, this won't work otherwise)

AgtLucas commented May 9, 2016

Cool! But I would love with single quotes not double quotes. :)

duivvv commented May 9, 2016 edited


syntaxProfiles.json in ~/emmet folder

  "html": {
    "tag_case": "lower",
    "attr_quotes": "single",
    "self_closing_tag": true
  "jsx": {
    "tag_case": "lower",
    "attr_quotes": "single",
    "self_closing_tag": true
sean-clayton commented May 9, 2016 edited

@duivvv Awesome! Didn't know about syntaxProfiles.json before and now I do! 👍

hkjorgensen commented May 9, 2016 edited

works great - thanks!

protip™: Restart atom after you created the ~/emmet/syntaxProfiles.json file.

puleddu commented May 10, 2016

Trivial comment, can I? :)
What font and color scheme are you using in this little screencast? They look nice.

mxstbr commented May 10, 2016

@puleddu I explain it right here: mxstbr/ama#12 (comment) 👍


This works great, but screws up my tab functionality outside of JSX, for example when editing stylesheets. I would think the [data-grammar~="jsx"] bit in the keymap would prevent this, but it's not for me. Any ideas?


@duivvv Thanks!!!

lynkxyz commented Aug 9, 2016

How to make className like this, i very like this

aarow commented Sep 21, 2016

great font italics. What is this fontface?


@aarow that font is called 'operator', here you go:


@andrewcoelho where you able to fix the css issue?

abooayoob commented Oct 28, 2016 edited

Nevermind, sorry, for some reason I didn't realize I could create the file and folder myself.

Single quotes:

I do not seem to have any ~emmet folder?
mohammadalikhan ~ $ cd ~/emmet -bash: cd: /Users/mohammadalikhan/emmet: No such file or directory

I tried Settings -> Open config folder -> .atom/packages/emmet/syntaxProfiles.json
but that did not help

am I missing something?


@abooayoob You need to create the ~/emmet directory and the syntaxProfiles.json:

mkdir ~/emmet
touch ~/emmet/syntaxProfiles.json
Now just edit the file and add in the contents above
anhldbk commented Nov 30, 2016

Nice! Thank you.


cool , thx


Thank you!


@andrewcoelho @AlexKvazos I found a solution to overridden tab functionality! In keymap.cson, after this snippet:

  'tab': 'emmet:expand-abbreviation-with-tab'

write this:

'.pane .editor:not(.mini)':
  'tab': 'snippets:expand'

Put simply, this code says to override Emmet if there's already a snippet that exists outside of Emmet.



denskiz commented Jan 7, 2017

'tab': 'emmet:expand-abbreviation-with-tab'

This isn't working for me....


Does anyone know how I can get this to avoid auto expanding when I'm trying to use an autocomplete suggestion?

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