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Eclipse, format multiple files

Posted on 2008-06-26
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According to this website, Eclipse can format multiple files at once:
http://mirror.calvin.edu/eclipse/downloads/drops/R-3.0-200406251208/eclipse-news-part4-R3.html
>Format multiple files
>The Format command is also enabled on Java projects, source folders, and packages.
>When invoked, all contained source files will be formatted according to the currently configured formatter settings.

However, when I select my Java project, Source -> Format,
nothing happens.

(If I open a Java file from this this file, and select Source -> Format,  it works)

What can be the problem?


Many thanks,
DAvid

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Not a solution, but I would recommend posting this question in one of the newsgroups of the eclipse community.

news server: news.eclipse.org
group: eclipse.tools.jdt
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I've checked my installation and source -> format works like a charm. It does seem that it does automatically save the changes though. Are you sure this is not the reason why you don't see any changes?

Try changing a file so the formatting is "broken" and reformatting everything. If it has changed, everything worked fine.

PS reposted because I saw you're answer was not fully answered in the eclipse.tools.jdt newsgroup (looking in another forum to see how the question fares - me pats myself on the back :).
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