Loads editor options such as indentation sizes from standard, cross-platform .editorconfig files.

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by Ken Howard | September 06 2016

Works like a charm. You can even put .editorconfig in the same directory as your solution where your projects are in sub-directories so it will work across all projects in your solution.

by manuc66 | March 10 2016

by SmartyP | March 05 2016

This works as advertised. My only gripe is that the extension doesn't change the settings back to what they were after the solution is unloaded. So, say you have your settings set to be tabs (not spaces), open a solution with a .editorconfig setting tabs to 2 spaces, and then close that solution - the settings stay at 2 spaces instead of changing back to tabs. This effectively means you need to define this file for all of your projects, versus just for that one client you have that has weird tab settings.

by prtr | February 26 2016

by Damian Suess | October 23 2015

I've been looking for this for a VERY long time. Thank you!!!

by ygoe | July 26 2015

Good idea, but it currently (0.5.0) won't restore your global defaults so it'll mess up your personal settings after you opened a project using EditorConfig. This needs to be fixed before it can be recommended.

by robbam | July 20 2015

by Łukasz Mendakiewicz | April 22 2015

by Andrew Pennebaker | March 02 2015

by Jordan.I | February 20 2015

Must have tool if you work on multiple project with different tabs/space conventions.

by yallie | February 06 2015

I've always wanted such a tool! A must have add-in for the open-source developers!

PS. Agree with M. Schroeter that it should be a part of Visual Studio.
Please support this idea at visual studio uservoice website:

by Rob Prouse | December 03 2014

This extension is a lifesaver. I work with on several projects with different spacing and tab standards. Previously I'd installed an extension that re-added macros and wrote macros for each standard, but always forgot to apply them and they were a pain to write. This is simple, clean and painless and as an added bonus works in other editors like Notepad++ and even Vim!

by Mads Kristensen | October 05 2014

This is an absolutely essentials extension when writing open source software or working in teams of multiple developers. I can't recommend this enough!

by Kulikov Denis | June 19 2014

by manuzor | April 27 2014

Simple and easy to use. Has no noticeable impact on the performance of Visual Studio.

I was unable to find any issues using Visual Studio 2012 Update 4.

by Arkady Shapkin | April 14 2014

by samsalisbury | February 11 2014

Doesn't seem to work in Visual Studio 2013. Please see https://github.com/editorconfig/editorconfig/issues/138 for details.

UPDATE: FIXED! You need to make sure you add `tab_width` as well as `indent_style` to get it to replace spaces with tabs. :) 5 stars! -S

Editor Config Team April 11 2014
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We just released 0.3.2 which greatly improves the plugins behaviour on visual studio 2013.

by Konstantin Tarkus | January 24 2014

Nice extension! Should be a part of Visual Studio.

by Cameron Seattle | November 08 2013

I am very excited about this project!, but be forewarned the posted version 0.3.1 does not appear to work on VS2012 update 3. [ as of 11/8/2013 ]

I was able to get running on Update 3 [just light usage, so far] by using the
version found here.

Editor Config Team April 11 2014
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We just released 0.3.2 which greatly improves the plugins behaviour on visual studio 2013.

by M. Schroeter | August 06 2013

Good extension, but it should be part of Visual Studio because it is very common to have different coding styles with different projects.

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  • Installation does not distinguish between VS 2015 and VS 15
    1 Posts | Last post Mon 8:45 AM
    • The two versions cannot be selected separately on install, and the extension does not seem to be compatible with VS 15 (at least the installation warns that it might make Visual Studio unstable).
  • Can I save an .editorconfig inside Visual Studio
    1 Posts | Last post August 11, 2016
    • After much searching I can't answer a simple question. Can I save an .editorconfig from inside Visual Studio or do I have to create and edit that file by hand. It would be great if your description could have very basic usage information like this.
  • Does not replace CRLF to LF
    1 Posts | Last post July 12, 2016
    • Hi.
      Since msvc6 I`m waiting for plugin or settings that can permanently set the end of lines to "LF" in the editor.
      In the description for this plugin said that it can do it. But it's not. I tried to close/open project, to apply an AutoFormat - nothing! Was applied only tabspaces.
      My .editorconfig:
      end_of_line = lf
      insert_final_newline = true
      indent_style = space
      indent_size = 4
  • Some bugs on VS extension
    1 Posts | Last post April 21, 2015
    • Multiple props don't work on VS2013, like this:
  • How to use it
    2 Posts | Last post October 05, 2014
    • Hi, 
      Plugin seems great but I don't see any documentation how to use it? 
      Once we created .editorconfig and added required settings. After that how these changes are enforced ? Could someone guide ?
    • You need to close and open your project for the changes to take effect
  • Seems broken with Visual Studio 2013
    4 Posts | Last post April 15, 2014
    • Hello,
      Your plugin seems broken with Visual Studio 2013. Someone else can confirm?
    • Yup, doesn't work in VS2013, but works fine in VS2012.
    • We just released 0.3.2 which fixes the Visual Studio 2013 issues.
    • Thank you
  • GitHub Project Out of Sync?
    1 Posts | Last post April 05, 2013
    • Why is the GitHub project version out of sync w/ this one?
  • VS2012
    2 Posts | Last post November 02, 2012
    • Any thoughts on supporting VS 2012?
    • Found my answer in the issues on github here: https://github.com/editorconfig/editorconfig/issues/77
      It sounds like the extension should be updated very soon. Thanks!
  • Nuget package?
    2 Posts | Last post July 20, 2012
    • I tried to install by Nuget: Install-Package EditorConfig
      It says this package does not exist. How should I solve this?
    • This isn't a NuGet package -- it's a Visual Studio extension.  Open the Extension Manager (Tools > Extension Manager) and search for EditorConfig, then click install.