Is there a way to change the bracket setting in MS Visual Studio?

Is there a way to change the bracket setting in MS Visual Studio? I'm using VS 2010 but I would imagine it's the same with older version. Currently Visual Studio is encouraging me to position my brackets to be like this:
if (_product == null)
{
    _product = new Product(ProductId);
}

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But I would prefer for it to default to this:
if (_product == null) {
    _product = new Product(ProductId);
}

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Is it possible to change the VS 2010 settings to do it my way? And if so, how?

Also, is my way considered bad practice? Or do good majority out there typically type my way as well in C#?
EindoofusAsked:
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Go to Tools->Options->Text Editor->C#->Formatting->New Lines. You can uncheck the appropriate boxes. You should be able to see a preview of the options behavior in the pane below the checkboxes.

e.g.

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As far as "practice" goes, it's more of preference AFAIK. The syntax you prefer is the C/Java style, I believe. MS advocates brace on a new line.
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mwochnickCommented:
try Tools|Options|Text Editor
C#
- Formatting
-- New Lines
--- Place open brace on same line for control blocks
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EindoofusAuthor Commented:
Thanks :)
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
I think I'm the only one in my department that even cares about indentation!! If it came down to it, you could certainly flip the appropriate switches to code in your style, and then when it came time to check-in or submit the code, you could flip them back and reformat the document in the desired format. VS does a pretty good job of indenting where expected (assuming you set your options correctly). I very much appreciate the auto-format you can enable that will indent your code as you type a closing brace (probably gives me a leg up on formatting as compared to my peers!).
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