In Editors, You can select text and use the shortcut key to comment and uncomment the code block.
Atom also provides a short-cut key to comment and uncomment the code.
How to comment code block in Atom Editor
In Atom, It only supports single-line comments, Which means if you selected multiple comment lines, It adds single-level comments to each line.
Here are steps to add comments on a code block.
- First, select the single or multiple lines
- Next run below Shortcut command add Single line comments
Ctrl + Iin Windows and Linux
⌘ + Iin MacOS
- To uncomment the commented text, Repeat the same command.
It creates a single-line comment as seen below.
// single line comment
If you comment multiple lines, It adds single-line comments as seen below.
// line 1 // line 2
It does not support block-level comments.
Block-level comments are code blocks that span multiple lines using the below syntax.
/** * block-level syntax */
So, It does not support block-level comments natively, You can extend by installing plugins.
How to add block-level comments in Atom text editor.
Following are steps to install block-level comments.
File > Settings > Settings window opens
Select the Installs tab and type “Block comment” in the search box
It installs Block comment
use a shortcut to comment on the code block
CTRL + Shift + I in Windows, Linux
⌘ + Shift + I in MacOS
Here is a commented code after applying the shortcut.
/* comment in line1 comment in line2 */
To uncomment the code, use the same shortcut commands again.