keep preceding indentation when formatting selected text #8

jdc0589 opened this Issue Mar 5, 2012 · 3 comments


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jdc0589 commented Mar 5, 2012

When running JsFormat on a selected area of text, the contextual indentation is lost.

Reported by rdougan:


jdc0589 commented Mar 5, 2012

This is a little weird. The current behavior definitely isn't optimal, but I'm not sure what would be.
The only thing I can think of is to look at the leading whitespace on the first line of the selection and pad all the lines of formatted text with that same amount of whitespace.



timonwong commented Sep 28, 2012


There's a pretty tricky way to achieve that:

  1. Get line start position.
  2. Start from this position, count the number of unpaired character '{' => indention_count.
  3. Prepend '{' * indention_count to the selection text before formatting.
  4. Remove '{'s previously added.

You can see what I have it done in SublimeAstyleFormatter, in function get_indentation_count()

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timonwong added a commit to timonwong/JsFormat that referenced this issue Mar 15, 2013

fix selection formatting; fix unicode libpath on windows for py2k
Also take cares of preceding indentation while formatting selection

Refers: jdc0589/JsFormat#49
Refers: jdc0589/JsFormat#8

jdc0589 commented May 22, 2013

Looks like this got pulled in a while ago and I forgot to close the issue.

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