C# Formatter


A small suite of utils to improve the readability of your C# code

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by MrCapuchino1 | October 22 2015


It works for what I need, which is a clean up without a lot of modifications just the basic. I really like it and I haven't found any other that does exactly what I want, code maid for instance does a lot but that's the issue it does too much I don't want that, why 4 stars then? because there is no 2015 version yet, I've been waiting for it hehe.


Federico Coletto October 22 2015
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Thankyou for your review !
We are working on a version with new features.
Once it's ready for deployment, also VS 2015 will be supported.
The estimated date of release is the 15th of November 2015.

by Jimmymalvi | May 07 2015

It's nice tool to formate C# code. Sometimes I would love use online tool so I use http://codebeautify.org/csharpviewer

Federico Coletto July 21 2015
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Thank you for you feedback.
Anyway, if you like it, I don't see why you evaluated it so poorly.

by Tobias Larsen | April 20 2015

It's a good idea, but there's some problems :

1 : Don't make me run an MSI installer with admin privileges, then pop a browser window when done. A lot of people will turn away right there without even running the product.
2 : I'd like to be able to configure which lines are removed; Your definiton of 'uselesss/non-useless' whitespace might differ from mine.
3 : Undo is broken (I noted it specifically for the 'inline all the code lines' command), which is a bad thing that can lead to code loss.
4 : I'd like to be able to have the operations apply to a selected codeblock, not the entire document

Federico Coletto July 21 2015
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Thanks for you feedback.
I'll try to answer to all your points as accurate as possibile.

1- I see you point. At the time I developed it, VSIX weren't very popular, and so I just published what I've done with the previous tools.

2- You are right, but please consider that this tool is not meant to be the "ultimate" solution for formatting. I tried to implement it as simple and fast as possible, to avoid confusion and configuration-driven clutter.

3- AFAIK undo *seems* to be broken, but it's not. Simply, the formatting functionalities are applied with the execution of multiple steps, all recorded by the history stack of the editor (by design), so if you want to go back to your original condition, you have to go back in history more than one time. Maybe this is not intuitive enough: I'll try to fix it in the next version.

4- This is a good point too, but please consider the main target of this plugin: homogeneity. It's conceived to give you a uniform global code styling, no matter what. Your request, even if reasonable in some contexts, would broke this main assumption.

I hope I have been clear and exhaustive.
Thankyou again for your feedback.

by Stefano Tempesta | September 11 2013

Good idea. A few points to improve:
1. It should work also on selected text only and not necessarily on the entire file

2. Actions should be repeatable: for example, if I inline all code, then the format code doesn't do anything. I would expect the format code to be able to "beautify" any code even if it is in one line only.

Federico Coletto September 11 2013
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Thankyou so much for your positive review, I'll take care of your suggestions on the next release :)

by TNJMAN | September 08 2013

I always dreamed of writing my own "code clean-up" utility for c#, VB, COBOL. Thanks for this suite.

Federico Coletto September 08 2013
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Thanks for your vote and your support, I'm very glad you like it.
I also hope you'll like the new version (1.0) I've just uploaded, with 4 new usefull functionalities !

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  • Visual Studio 2015 Support
    2 Posts | Last post October 22, 2015
    • When is the Visual Studio 2015 support going to be released? It'd be so much better to code with the newest version of the IDE :)
    • Thankyou for your interest, and sorry for the late answer !
      We are working on a version with new features. 
      Once it's ready for deployment, also VS 2015 will be supported.
      The estimated date of release is the 15th of November 2015.