Code Style. JSON
Use this page to configure formatting options for JSON files. When you change these settings, the Preview pane shows how this will affect your code.
Tabs and Indents
Use tab character
An indentation consists of two parts. One part results from nesting code blocks, and the other part is determined by alignment.
In this field, specify the number of spaces that fits in a tab.
In this field, specify the number of spaces to be inserted for each indent level.
In this field, specify the number of spaces to be inserted between the elements of an array, in expressions, method declarations, and method calls.
Keep indents on empty lines
If this checkbox is selected, IntelliJ IDEA retains indents on empty lines as if they contained some code. If the checkbox is cleared, IntelliJ IDEA deletes the tab characters and spaces on empty lines.
Use this tab to specify where you want IntelliJ IDEA to insert spaces automatically. Select the checkboxes next to the description of relevant locations and check the results in the Preview pane.
Wrapping and braces
In this tab, customize the exceptions, brace placement and alignment options that IntelliJ IDEA will apply to various code constructs on reformatting the source code. Check the results in the Preview pane.
Hard wrap at
In this field, specify the number of spaces required to the right of an element. If you accept the Default option then the value from the global settings is used.
Wrap on typing
In this field, specify how the edited text is fitted in the specified Hard wrap at field.
In this field, specify multiple right margins. You can leave a default value or enter the number of spaces for your margin. If you want to specify several margins, enter numbers separated by comma.
Keep when reformatting
Use the checkboxes to configure exceptions that IntelliJ IDEA will make when reformatting the source code. For example, by default, the Line breaks checkbox is selected.
If your code contains lines that are shorter than a standard convention, you can convert them by disabling the Line breaks checkbox before reformatting.
A wrapping style applies to various code constructs, specified in the left-hand pane (for example, method call arguments, or assignment statements).
Use this tab to define where and how many blank lines you want IntelliJ IDEA to retain and insert in your code after reformatting. The results are displayed in the Preview pane.
Keep Maximum Blank Lines
In this area, specify the number of extra blank lines to be kept after reformatting.