Tabs, Text Editor Options

Use the Tabs dialog box in Visual Studio to change the default tab settings for the Text Editor. Note that settings here can affect the way Formatting, Text Editor Options works.

To access the Tabs dialog box, select Tools > Options, and then select Text Editor > Synergy DBL > Tabs in the navigation pane of the Options dialog box.

Indenting

None

When you press ENTER to start a new line, the cursor moves to the first column of the new line.

Block

When you press ENTER to start a new line, the new line is indented to the tab stop used to indent the previous line.

Smart

Lines are indented automatically.

Tab

Tab size

Specifies the number of spaces represented by a tab character.

Indent size

Specifies the number of spaces to indent when an indent operation is invoked (e.g., when TAB is pressed). The space for an indent can consist of tab characters, space characters, or both.

Insert spaces

Only spaces are used for indents (rather than tabs and spaces).

Keep tabs

Tabs are used as much as possible for indents. Spaces are used to complete an indent when the Tab size setting is not a multiple of the Indent size setting.