Creating and editing a custom EditorConfig file. 4 minutes to read. Contributors. In this article In Visual Studio for Mac, you can add an file to your project or solution to enforce consistent coding styles for everyone that works in the codebase. The settings declared in the EditorConfig file take precedence over global Visual Studio for Mac text editor settings. Using an EditorConfig file within your project or codebase allows you to set your coding style, preferences, and warnings for your project. Because the file is part of your codebase, it makes it easier for all users to adhere to the coding practices of a project, regardless of the IDE or code editor that they use.
- Visual Studio for Mac was changed to match Visual Studio's behaviour of inserting spaces instead of tabs by default however you can configure this. I have tabs being inserted when the tab key is pressed.
- This happens for me but only on ASP.Net MVC projects using.Net Framwork 4.6. The solution was created with Visual Studio 2015 and indenting honours the 4-space VS setting in VS 2015 but uses 2-space in VS 2017 even though setting is 4.
Files are supported on many IDEs and code editors, including Visual Studio 2017. Supported settings The editor in Visual Studio for Mac supports the core set of:. indentstyle. indentsize. tabwidth. endofline.
charset. trimtrailingwhitespace. insertfinalnewline.
root EditorConfig also supports in C#. Add an EditorConfig file to a project Adding a new EditorConfig file. Open your project in Visual Studio for Mac. Select either the solution or project node that you wish to add the EditorConfig file to.
The difference in this case, it is from a Mac (Visual Studio) to a Linux instance (Raspberry Pi). On the very first execution, the mono run time will be copied over to the device. This will be used to execute the built app.
Adding the file to the solution directory applies the.editorconfig settings to all projects in the solution. Right-click on the node and select Add New File to open the New File dialog:. Choose Misc Empty Text File and give it the Name.editorconfig. Press New to create the file and open it in the editor: Adding the item at the solution level automatically creates and nests it in a Solution Items folder:. Edit the file.
For example: # This file is the top-most EditorConfig file root = true # All Files. indentstyle = space indentsize = 8 insertfinalnewline = false trimtrailingwhitespace = false.cs csharpnewlinebeforeopenbrace = none.
The settings from the.editorconfig file will apply to any new code that you write, but existing code may need to be reformatted to be consistent with the new settings. To apply the settings from the.editorconfig file to an existing source file, open the file and choose Edit Format Format Document from the menu bar:: Adding an existing EditorConfig file If you're working with a project or solution that already contains an.editorconfig file, there is nothing that you need to do to apply the settings. Any new lines of code are formatted according to the EditorConfig settings. You may want to reuse an existing.editorconfig file in your project.
To add an existing file, do the following:. Right-click on the folder you wish to add it to and select Add Add Files. Browse to the directory of the required file. Files beginning with.
(such as.editorconfig) are hidden files in macOS, so press Command + Shift +. To make the.editorconfig file visible. Select the.editorconfig file and click Open:. When you're presented with the following dialog, select the Copy the file to the directory option and select OK: Reflecting.editorconfig settings Once you add an EditorConfig file to your codebase, any new code added is automatically formatted according to the specified settings. Existing code doesn't automatically reflect the settings unless you format the codebase.
I stumbled onto another clue. Formatting always formats to two spaces in my environment, for any file. included. in the project. No matter what values i enter into. Tools - options - editor - All Languages - Tabs If i exclude a c# file from the project, and then reformat (by removing/readding the last '), the autoindent is applied correctly, as specified in Tools - options - editor - All Languages - Tabs Likewise, if i create a new c# file, it starts out with 2 spaces indent, and ignores the tabs setting as long as it is included in the project. But when the file is excluded from the project, and then re opened, it can be reformatted correctly.
As a lark, i checked the tab spacing under every language. Basic, c#, c. Etc, etc, etc; everything set to 4. It seems like something in the environment is over riding the tab settings? Thanks for your continued attention.
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Visual Studio Replace Tabs With Spaces
We encourage you to update to latest version of Visual Studio and continue to give us feedback. You may have an (auto-generated).editorconfig file in your code solution that is over-ruling your Visual Studio settings. This happened to me when I created a new Angular project with the Angular CLI. It created a.editorconfig file in the root of the project source code. I then added an ASP.NET Core Web Api project in a child folder. Even though you can't see the.editorconfig file in the parent folder when working on the WebApi project it was pulling in the config from that file and overriding my VS tab-is-4-spaces setting.
I got the clue from this issue (For me I fixed the issue by adding a specific.cs setting with an identsize of 4. My JS/TypeScript/HTML Code in VS Code remains the same and sanity is restored within my C# Web API project.cs indentstyle = space indentsize = 4.