applies a template, evaluating all template elements it contains.


applies a template, using args to fill slots in the template.

Details and Options

  • The template in TemplateApply can be an explicit TemplateObject, as generated from StringTemplate, FileTemplate, XMLTemplate, or NotebookTemplate.
  • The following special forms can also be used directly as templates:
  • "string"string template
    File["filename.xx"]general file template
    File["filename.html"] etc.XML-like file template
    File["filename.nb"] etc.notebook-like file template
    URL[]a URL pointing to a file template
    NotebookObject[]notebook template
    CloudObject[]template type based on the contents of the cloud object
  • In TemplateApply[template,args], args can have the following forms:
  • {arg1,arg2,}positional arguments
    <|"name1"->val1,"name2"->val2,|>named arguments
  • In string and general file templates, positional arguments corresponding to TemplateSlot[i] can be referred to using `` and `i`. Named arguments corresponding to TemplateSlot["namei"] can be referred to using `namei`. TemplateExpression elements can be given as <**>.


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Basic Examples  (3)

Render a template:

Use key-value pairs:

TemplateApply works with any expression:

TemplateApply can be used directly on strings; in that case, the string is taken to be a StringTemplate:

TemplateApply can be used to build held expressions:

Scope  (5)

TemplateApply can be used to parse and apply a StringTemplate in one step:

File is fully supported:

Templates can be hosted in the Wolfram Cloud:

CloudObject can be directly used by TemplateApply:

The second argument of any TemplateObject can be used to bound data to the template:

URL can be used to fetch templates:

URL can be directly used by TemplateApply:

Generalizations & Extensions  (2)

CombinerFunction  (1)

Specify a different way to combine parts of templates:

Using CombinerFunction:

InsertionFunction  (1)

Specify a function to convert arguments before they are inserted:

Applications  (1)

TemplateApply can be used to build complex expressions:

Properties & Relations  (1)

If you deploy a template with data, each time you visit it TemplateApply will render the content again:

Neat Examples  (1)

You can deploy any TemplateObject to the cloud. When you visit the URL, TemplateApply will render the template on each visit:

Introduced in 2014
Updated in 2016