Indent Guides


Adds vertical lines at each indent level.

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by Alekseevkm | April 20 2016

by FelixVS | April 18 2016

by HudsonDumont | April 16 2016

by kaiserkiwi | March 16 2016

Großartig. Macht genau das, was ich brauche und lässt sich hervorragend konfigurieren.

by Yoshi Toshi | March 16 2016

Looks great.
Sometimes it's difficult to find where i am now, but with this extension it's easyly to navigate in code.

by GoldenCrystal | January 27 2016

I've used this extension for years and couldn't live without it.
Great work on this. :)

by L.Cerny | January 23 2016

by ReisorDev | January 14 2016

by Chuckie72 | December 28 2015

Thanks for this!!!!!

by BitWiseGuy | December 18 2015

by patrickkkkk | December 18 2015

by Ruud Borst | November 03 2015


by Gilbert_F | October 19 2015

by David Liebeherr | October 14 2015

Perfect extension! Does exactly what is promises. Adds a real value to VS. Thank you very much Steve for spending your valuable time on developing it!

by Milan1234 | October 10 2015

by Andrew Sanostee | October 09 2015

by DannyBOU | September 30 2015

by reyesc | September 27 2015

Useful but crashes the editor at times. Sometimes, it shows up partially drawn with indent lines showing in places where it shouldn't be. I wish I could give this 5 stars.

by norachuga | August 12 2015

I tend to forget this isn't a built-in function of VS. Must-have.

by Jeff_Hunt | June 30 2015

Excellent tool. Subtle changes that help clarify at a glance where you are in the code structure. Other add-ins exist that work similar, but they are not as customizable and are very code specific (e.g., they don't work on HTML or JS files... I'm looking at you, Productivity Power Tools). Other reviews mention major lag with large files. Maybe it's been fixed, but I don't see more than a second or two delay when opening a 3000+ line JS file.

The one request I would make is for a quick way to randomly color the lines. Everything defaults to grey, which I'm sure some people like, but it'd be nice if there were an option that changed at least the first 10 or so lines to be multicolored.

Keep up the good work, Zooba!

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  • Brackets on same line
    1 Posts | Last post 12:48 PM
    • What if I used to code like this?
      if (a = b) {
          //do stuff
      } else {
          //do other stuff
      It behaves strange with brackets on same line. If you put caret before opening bracket after else, it will highlight all if-else structure.
  • New release?!
    1 Posts | Last post 8:12 AM
    • The latest release is almost a year ago and there have been important fixes in newer commits that still aren't released after months. How long will you retain those fixes? I'm offering a custom build on my VS recommendations website but it would be nicer if I could just point to the official release. Should I publish a tested and stable custom build of your code in another extension in this gallery?
  • Indent Guide didn't work
    2 Posts | Last post April 02, 2016
    • Hi, recently it didn't work. I don't know why. I tried to disable other extensions, just enable Indent Guide & tried to reinstall. But it still didn't work.
      Please help me to solve it.
      Thanks you so much!
    • I'm sorry. I solved it.
  • TypeScript has weird indents
    2 Posts | Last post January 30, 2016
    • I've posted an image here:
      Indents are a bit off for TypeScript
    • That may be a difference between the indent size setting (where the lines go) and the tab size setting (where files with tabs align to). Check Typescript's Text Editor settings to see if that gives you any hints.
  • Wrong Indent Guide with Word Wrap
    1 Posts | Last post November 16, 2015
    • When the first line currently in view is a word wrap line, the Indent Guides really mess up
  • Conflict with Always Aligned extension
    1 Posts | Last post November 08, 2015
    • I really like your extension, it helps me visualize the code structure. However, I'm also using another extension, Always Aligned (, which dynamically changes the width of tabs. This means that the lines created by Indent Guides don't match the real indents.
      It would be nice that Indent Guides could adapt to dynamic widths. If I remember correctly, the lines created by Productivity Power Tools do adapt, but I like your extension more since it's more customizable.
  • Indent lines to heavy
    2 Posts | Last post October 26, 2015
    • Hi, I found that the line are to "heavy" for me, too much visible on a white background.
      I'd like it to be lighter in color, they should be visible but not in your way when you don't need it.
      I think that Notepad++ is perfect, and I checked the color and it's #C0C0C0 while your is #B4B4B4.
      Maybe even lighter, because VS itself is more lighter in text compared to Notepad++.
      The best choice would be providing a setting page to personalize the color of the dots (that would help people using a different color scheme to).
      Thank you.
    • If you look under Tools, Options, Indent Guides you'll find all the customisation you want. (The reason the default is dark is so it works well with the dark theme - I haven't implemented different defaults for each theme.)
  • For VS Community 2013?
    3 Posts | Last post October 21, 2015
    • Is it possible to use Indent Guides for VS Community 2013?
    • Apologies for the delayed response - yes. VS Community is fully supported and can run any extensions you like.
    • Hi Zooba,
      I am using VSS 2013 Update 5 Premium and professional edition and this  Indent Guides plugin is not working.
  • My Indent Guides have disappeared!
    2 Posts | Last post March 12, 2015
    • I am running Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate. I just noticed today that my precious 'lil Indent Guides are gone!  I checked extensions, made sure they were installed and enabled..all was well, but still no Indent Guidelines.  So..uninstall/reinstalled them and still no Indent Guidelines. Rebooted...stilll no Indent Guidelines. Can yo please offer me some assistance to get me Guidelines back!
    • Have you tried the menu option shown on the Description tab?
  • nice
    1 Posts | Last post February 13, 2015
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