Is there an option to select the spacing of pointer declarators?


  • Visual Studio likes to change my pointer and reference declarator spacing while autoformatting:

    int fun(P* p, R& r);

    will be changed to:

    int fun(P * p, R & r);

    How can I prevent that form happening? Is there an option to select the desired spacing?

    Friday, February 24, 2017 1:07 AM

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  • Weird.  It definitely doesn't do that for me.  Do you have an extension or add-in?

    Some have requested that feature at uservoice in the past year...which makes me think it doesn't exist yet.

    • Proposed as answer by qing__Moderator Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:07 AM
    Friday, February 24, 2017 6:59 PM
  • Hi Roccoor,

    Which version VS you are using, in my VS2015 Enterprise Update3, I could not repro your issue. I suggest that you could do:

    1). Reset settings for C++:

    Click Tools->Import and Export Settings Wizard->Reset all settings->next->No->next->choose Visual C++->Finish.

    2). Please run VS in safe mode:

    Click Start->Developer Command Prompt for VS-> type “devenv.exe /SafeMode”

    3). Please make sure that your VS is the latest version.

    Please feel free to let me know your latest results.



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    Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:19 AM