Continuous Formatting Continuous Formatting

The Continuous Formatting extension frees you from manually formatting code in Visual Studio 2022/2019/2017. It automatically and consistently formats your C#, C++, TypeScript and JavaScript code as you type according to your code formatting style.

Continuous Formatting can format code using the built-in Visual Studio engine and using external tools like ReSharper and CodeRush:

Code formatter selection

Visual Studio code formatter

Visual Studio code formatter (Edit.FormatDocument command) is configured in Visual Studio options:

Visual Studio code formatting options

ReSharper code formatter

ReSharper code formatter (ReSharper.ReSharper_SilentCleanupCode command) is configured in ReSharper options:

ReSharper code formatting options

Additionally, on the first silent code formatting you will be asked to select a code formatting profile:

ReSharper first silent code formatting profile selection

It is recommended to select the Built-in: Reformat Code profile and click Run to set it as default.

You can always change a profile for silent cleanup in ReSharper options:

ReSharper silent code formatting profile options

CodeRush code formatter

CodeRush code formatter is configured in DevExpress options:

CodeRush code formatting options

Additionally, you need to select the Adjust code style on autoformat CodeRush option and (optionally) uncheck Keep... options to allow formatter to change line breaks, white space and expressions indent:

CodeRush general formatting options


You can register the product going to Visual Studio Tools menu - Options - Continuous Formatting.

Personal License

The personal license allows you to use Continuous Formatting on any number of computers or electronic devices, but you may not permit other individuals to use your license. Purchase of the personal license includes 1 year of software updates and technical support.

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You will receive your registration code via e-mail after your order completes. We offer an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee. If for some reason you are not satisfied with Continuous Formatting, you can return it for a full refund.

Continuous Formatting v2.2.3 - November 27, 2023. Download trial