Reformat and rearrange code
AppCode lets you reformat your code according to the requirements you've specified in the Code Style settings.
To access the settings, in the Preferences dialog (⌘,), go to .
You can reformat a part of code, the whole file, group of files, a directory, and a module. You can also exclude part of code or some files from the reformatting.
Reformat a code fragment in a file
In the editor, select a code fragment you want to reformat.
From the main menu, select(⌥⌘L).
Reformat a file
In the Project tool window, right-click the file and select .
In the dialog that opens, if you need, select the following reformatting options:
Optimize imports: select this option if you want to remove unused imports, add missing ones, or organize import statements.
For more information, refer to the Optimize imports section.
Rearrange entries: select this option if you need to rearrange your code based on the arrangement rules specified in the code style settings.
Clean up code: select this option to run the code cleanup inspections.
Reformat code in a directory
In the project view, right-click a directory and from the context menu, select Reformat Code or press ⌥⌘L.
In the dialog that opens, specify the necessary options and click OK.
Reformat line indents
You can reformat line indents based on the specified settings.
While in the editor, select the necessary code fragment and press ⌃⌥I.
If you need to adjust indentation settings, in the Preferences dialog (⌘,), go to .
On the appropriate language page, on the Tabs and Indents tab, specify the appropriate indents options and click OK.
Exclude code from reformatting
You can exclude a group of files or part of code from reformatting.
In the Preferences dialog (⌘,), go to .
On the Formatter Control tab, select the Enable formatter markers in comments checkbox. The Scope area becomes active
In the Scope area, click to add a scope where you can specify files that you want to exclude from reformatting.
Exclude code fragments from reformatting in the editor
In the Preferences dialog (⌘,), go to and select the Enable formatter markers in comments checkbox on the Formatter Control tab.
In the editor, at the beginning of a region that you want to exclude, create a line comment (⌘/) and type
//@formatter:off, at the end of the region, again create a line comment and type
Keep existing formatting
You can select formatting rules which will be ignored when you reformat the code. For example, you can adjust the IDE to keep simple methods and functions in one line, whereas normally they are expanded into multiple lines after code reformatting.
Go to Wrapping and Braces tab., select your programming language, and open the
In the Keep when reformatting section, select the formatting rules which you want to ignore and deselect those which should be applied.
Reformat your code (⌥⌘L).
AppCode will reformat your code in accordance with the current style settings, keeping existing formatting for the rules which you've selected.
Rearrange code entries
You can rearrange your code according to the arrangement rules set on the Arrangement tab located in .
For example, if you need to sort your code entries alphabetically, select the appropriate matching rules entry and set the Order field to order by name.
In the editor, select the code entries you want to rearrange and from the main menu, select.
Configure comments formatting
In AppCode, you can adjust the way the generated line (⌘/) and block (⌥⌘/) comments will look like.
- Comments position
To place the comment characters at the first column, in Code Generation tab and select Line comment at the first column or Block comment at the first column., open the
To align the comment characters with the next code line, deselect these checkboxes.
When adding the block comments, note that the
*/characters appear at the beginning and at the end of the selection. To have these characters above and below a code block, you should select the block as a code construct (⌥↑/⌥↓).
- Leading spaces in line comments
To add a leading space in line comments, in Code Generation tab add select Add a space at comment start., open the
With space//comment your code //without spaces// comment your code // with spaces
The option is available only when the Line comment at the first column checkbox is cleared.