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AppCode | Preferences | Code Style | Other File Types for OS X


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In this area, choose the code style scheme and change it as required. Settings of a code style scheme are automatically applied every time AppCode generates, refactors, or reformats your code.

The code styles are defined at the project level and at the global level.

  • At the Project level, settings are grouped under the Project scheme, which is predefined and is marked in bold font. The Project style scheme applies to the current project only.

    The default scheme cannot be changed! When any modifications are made, AppCode automatically creates a copy of the default scheme. If you want to use a different project level scheme, choose the desired scheme and copy its settings to project.

  • At the Global level, settings are grouped under the predefined Default scheme, and any other scheme created by the user. The global settings are used when the user doesn't want to keep code style settings with the project and share them.

SchemeFrom this drop-down list, select the scheme to be used. The predefined schemes are shown in bold. The custom schemes, ones created as copies of the predefined schemes, are in plain text.
ManageClick this button to open the Code Style Schemes dialog that lets you manage the schemes.
ResetThis link appears in the upper-right corner of the dialog when the current style or scheme are modified. Click this button to discard changes.

Text files and unsupported file types

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.

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Last modified: 20 July 2016