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    Code formatter

    Hi, i'm using VS.NET 2003 and the default formatting is pretty good, but it's not perfect (when you copy/paste, or something like that). Are there any 3rd party apps or some option to correctly format selected code or the entire file?

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    I think there's a GNU beautifier. Is that what you want? Or do you want to colour your code to post it here?

    i'm using VS.NET 2003 and the default formatting is pretty good, but it's not perfect (when you copy/paste, or something like that).
    Turn off tabs. I don't know. What do you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryeguy
    Hi, i'm using VS.NET 2003 and the default formatting is pretty good, but it's not perfect (when you copy/paste, or something like that). Are there any 3rd party apps or some option to correctly format selected code or the entire file?
    There is no "correct" way to format the code. You can do it any way you like. But there are guidelines about how many (most?) programmers do it. That doesn't mean my method is any more or less "correct" then yours. I've seen several huge flam-wars about this topic

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    If I understand correctly... You could run the code through Astyle
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    yeah thanks br5an

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