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Making Code Pretty 2

Using IDE Scripting for Custom Code Formatting

Issue: 16.2 (March/April 2018)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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Last fall, in xDev 15.5, I wrote about a new power user feature of Xojo, custom code formatting (http://developer.xojo.com/custom-code-reformatting). This is where you can use a XojoScript to format your code in the IDE the way you want it to look.

At the time the feature was brand new, buggy, and barely documented. The script I wrote about was limited and had some major bugs. I also received feedback about minor errors in the column, and I have since improved my script. So here's Version 2!

Quick Recap

Everyone has their own coding style, so my preferences may not match yours. But I had these goals for my script:

  • every token begins with a lowercase letter (reserved words are already in color, so having them in caps is distracting and overemphasizes them)

  • preserve camelCase for my variable and method names

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