JetBrains Rider 2017.2 Help

Code Style. Less

File | Settings | Editor | Code Style | Less for Windows and Linux
JetBrains Rider | Preferences | Editor | Code Style | Less for macOS
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Use this page to configure formatting options for Less files. View the result in the Preview pane on the right.

On this page:

Tabs and Indents

Use tab character
  • If this check box is selected, tab characters are used for indentation and for code reformatting.
  • When the check box is cleared, JetBrains Rider uses spaces instead of tabs.
Smart tabs An indentation consists of two parts. One part results from nesting code blocks and the other part is determined by alignment.
  • If this check box is selected, the part that results from nesting contains both tabs and spaces (if necessary), while the part defined by alignment consists only of spaces.
  • If this check box is cleared, only tabs are used. This means that after reformatting a group of spaces that fits the specified tab size is automatically replaced with a tab, which may result in breaking fine alignment.
Tab sizeIn this text box, specify the number of spaces that fits 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.
Keep indents on empty linesIf this check box is selected, JetBrains Rider retains indents on empty lines as if they contained some code. If the check box is cleared, JetBrains Rider deletes the tab characters and spaces on empty lines.

Set from

The link appears in the upper-right corner of the page, when applicable. Click this link and choose the language to be used as the base for the current language code style.
To return to the initial set of code style settings and discard the changes, click Reset.

Last modified: 17 November 2017