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EditPoint.SmartFormat Method

Formats the specified range of text based on the current language.

Namespace:  EnvDTE
Assembly:  EnvDTE (in EnvDTE.dll)

void SmartFormat(
	TextPoint Point
)

Parameters

Point
Type: EnvDTE.TextPoint

Required. A TextPoint object representing the end of the specified range of text.

Smart formatting is autoformatting of code done by the particular language. The edit point and Point are the boundaries for smart formatting. You can select smart formatting options separately for each language under the Text Editor node in the Options dialog box on the Tools menu.

The reformatting includes the lines containing the endpoints and adheres to global settings for smart formatting style (vsSmartFormatOptions).

Sub SmartFormatExample()
   Dim objTextDoc As TextDocument
   Dim objMovePt As EditPoint
   Dim objEditPt As EditPoint, iCtr As Integer

   ' Create a new text file.
   DTE.ItemOperations.NewFile("General\Text File")

   ' Get a handle to the new document and create an EditPoint.
   objTextDoc = DTE.ActiveDocument.Object("TextDocument")
   objMovePt = objTextDoc.EndPoint.CreateEditPoint
   objEditPt = objTextDoc.StartPoint.CreateEditPoint

   ' Insert ten lines of text.
   For iCtr = 1 To 10
      objEditPt.Insert("This is a test." & Chr(13))
   Next iCtr
   objEditPt.StartOfDocument()
   objMovePt.EndOfDocument()
   objEditPt.SmartFormat(objMovePt)
End Sub

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