AppCode 2016.2 Help

General

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Use this page to configure line separator and indentation options for various languages. When reformatting source code, AppCode will apply the specified indentation behavior and skip the sections denoted with the special formatting off/on markers.

Line Separators

ItemDescription
Line Separator (for new files)Use this drop-down list to specify which line separator is to be used in files created by AppCode. The available options are:
  • System dependent - choose this option to use the default selection.
  • Unix and OS X (\n) - choose this option to use the Unix and OS X line separator.
  • Windows (\r\n) - choose this option to use the Windows line separator.
  • Classic Mac (\r) - choose this option to use the Classic Mac line separator.

Refer to the section Configuring Line Separators.

Right Margin (columns)In this text box, specify the number of columns to be used to display pages in the editor.
Wrap when typing reaches right marginSelect this check box to ensure that edited text always fits in the specified right margin.

Default Indent Options

Tabs and Indents

ItemDescription
Use tab character
  • If this check box is selected, tab characters are used:
    • On pressing the key
    • For indentation
    • For code reformatting
  • When the check box is cleared, AppCode uses spaces instead of tabs.
Smart tabs
  • If this check box is selected, AppCode inserts tabs for indentation and reformatting. AppCode inserts tabs in the beginning of each line until a symbol other than the tab is inserted. After that when you press the tab key, AppCode will enter spaces.
  • If this check box is cleared, only tabs are used. This means that a group of spaces that fits the specified tab size is automatically replaced with a tab, which may result in breaking fine alignment.

The Smart Tabs check box is available if the Use Tab Character check box is selected.

Tab sizeIn this text box, specify the number of spaces included in a tab.
IndentIn this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the Use Tab Character check box is selected) to be inserted for each indent level.
Continuation indentIn this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the Use Tab Character check box is selected) to be inserted between the elements of an array, in expressions, method declarations and method calls.

Formatter Control

In this area, specify the markers to limit code fragments that you want to exclude from reformatting, see more in Reformatting Source Code. In the source code, formatting markers are written inside line comments, see Commenting and Uncommenting Blocks of Code.

ItemDescription
Enable formatter markers in comments
  • If this check box is selected, the fragments of code between the line comments with the formatting markers will not be reformatted but will preserve the original formatting. After you select the check box, the fields below become available and you can specify the character strings to be treated as formatting markers.
  • If the check box is cleared, the formatting markers will be ignored and the code between the line comments with markers will be reformatted.
Markers
Formatter off: In this text box, specify the character string that will indicate the beginning of a code fragment which you want to exclude from reformatting. Type a character string with the @ symbol in preposition or leave the predefined value @formatter:off.
Formatter on: In this text box, specify the character string that will indicate the end of a code fragment which you want to exclude from reformatting. Type a character string with the @ symbol in preposition or leave the predefined value @formatter:on.
Regular expressionsSelect this check box to use regular expressions instead of specifying the formatting markers explicitly.

Example of using formatting markers

The original source code The code after reformatting
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When the formatting markers are disabled, the original formatting is broken:
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When the formatting markers are enabled, the original formatting is preserved:

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EditorConfig

In this area, enable the support of the EditorConfig plugin.

ItemDescription
Enable EditorConfig supportSelect this check box to enable the EditorConfig plugin support. In this case you can specify your own code style settings that override the IDE settings. However, if you decide to use IDE settings after creating the EditorConfig settings file then you need clear the Enable EditConfig support check box. See also Configuring Code Style procedure.

See Also

Last modified: 20 July 2016