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How can I stop Visual Studio.NET 2002 from automatically reformatting my code (ASP and HTML) in the designer view?

Posted on 2003-10-22
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Sometimes after taking great pains to indent my HTML and ASP.NET code properly, closing and re-opening the ASPX page causes the IDE to magically reformat  my tags and code the way it feels fit -- and sometimes the resultant tag and code placement is hard to read.  Is there an option setting to turn that feature off?

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From the main menu select Tools>Options

In the dialog box that appears you get a folder menu on the left. Select Text Editor > HTML/XML > Format.
Uncheck the two tick boxes at the top that say When Saving Document and When Swicthing From Design To HTML/XML View.

That should do the trick!
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by:Tomscarb
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Thanks a million, boro_bob!  Much appreciated.
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by:kavitha_d
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It is really a great tip.
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by:KaitainHeavyIndustries
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Unfortuntaly that isn't truely the answer.  If you touch anything in design view, it will still mess up your code.
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