Code Style. VB.NET
On this page of JetBrains Rider settings, you can configure various aspects of code style in VB.NET. Code style preferences are grouped in tabs, which are listed in this topic.
Tabs, Indents, Alignment
If there are .editorconfig files that affect your solution, preferences on this and other tabs with code style settings could be overridden by EditorConfig styles. You will see a yellow warning if at least one preference on the page is overridden by EditorConfig or Clang-Format styles for the current file, each overridden preference will also be highlighted with yellow. For example:
Combine indentation and alignment in multiline constructs
If your preferences say that whitespaces should be used for indents, JetBrains Rider will also use whitespaces to align multiple constructs — for example, when function parameters on multiple lines are aligned by the first parameter:
However, when you choose to use tabs for indents, there could be different ways for aligning multi-line constructs. JetBrains Rider lets you choose which of these ways to use when creating new and reformatting existing code.
You can configure preferences for aligning multi-line constructs with the How to align when tabs are used for indents option.
- Use spaces (recommended, looks aligned on any tab size)
When this option is selected, JetBrains Rider uses tabs for indents and spaces for alignment:
This is recommended option because code aligned with second and third options may lose alignment when viewed in an editor with a different tab size.
- Only use tabs (inaccurate)
When this option is selected, JetBrains Rider uses tabs for both indents and alignment, which may not result in precise alignment:
- Mix tabs and spaces for optimal fill
When this option is selected, JetBrains Rider uses tabs for both indents and alignment adds necessary spaces for precise alignment.
On this tab, you can configure symbol naming rules for VB.NET.
JetBrains Rider helps you define, control, and apply naming style for symbols in your code. Naming style is implemented as a set of rules, each of which targets specific identifiers with the set of constraints (for example, a rule can target static private readonly fields). Each rule can have one or more associated styles that define suffixes, prefixes, capitalization of compound words, and so on.
These rules are taken into account when JetBrains Rider produces new code with code completion and code generation features, applies code templates and performs refactorings. JetBrains Rider also helps you detect and fix violations of naming rules. If necessary, the automatic checkup of naming rules can be configured or disabled.
Preferences configurable on this tab help you enforce code syntax style — how to use interchangeable language syntax constructions. These preferences are taken into account when JetBrains Rider produces new code with code completion and code generation features, applies code templates and performs refactorings. They can also be applied to the existing code by using code cleanup with the corresponding settings.
The preferences with the Notify with selector have corresponding code inspections that notify you if this aspect of the syntax style in the inspected scope differs from the preferred style. Using the selectors, you can configure severity levels of the inspections.
Preferences in this section define the style of namespace imports:
This tab lets you configure whether JetBrains Rider should increase or decrease the number of blank lines around namespaces, members, regions and groups of import directives. You can adjust the values and check the preview pane at the bottom of the page to see how your preferences affect the code.
Options in the Preserve Existing Formatting section are only applied when JetBrains Rider reformats existing code whereas the Blank Lines section contains options that also take effect when you type new code.
Line Breaks and Wrapping
Use this tab to configure how JetBrains Rider should add or remove line breaks before/after specific language constructs, and whether to wrap long lines exceeding the length specified by the Right margin (columns). You can adjust the values and check the preview pane at the bottom of the page to see how your preferences affect the code.
Note that preferences with names starting with Keep existing... allow you to keep existing formatting for other preferences in the same group.
This tab is used to configure automatic insertion/deletion of spaces in certain positions of your source code. You can adjust the values and check the preview pane at the bottom of the page to see how your preferences affect the code.
This tab helps configure a number of additional settings that control how JetBrains Rider treats new code and reformats existing code. You can adjust the values and check the preview pane at the bottom of the page to see how your preferences affect the code.