Bug 21404 - How to set C# code formatting to allow end-of-line comments?
Summary: How to set C# code formatting to allow end-of-line comments?
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Text Editor ()
Version: 5.1
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Mike Krüger
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-07-17 16:19 UTC by Frederic Rudman
Modified: 2015-05-20 01:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Frederic Rudman 2014-07-17 16:19:27 UTC
Description of Problem:
[I picked text-editor but this actually occurs when editing C# files: didn't see a category for that]

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. put an end-of-line comment (i.e. '//...') after any member property (in any class) and as soon as auto-format occurs (e.g. on save) these end-of-line comments are moved over to the next line. VERY ANNOYING.

Lots of similar reports on the Internet/Xamarin forums with "helpful solutions" such as "NOT REALLY A PROBLEM," "NO LONGER A PROBLEM," "REINSTALL XAMARIN STUDIO." And my favorite "Put comments in front, as it's a better style anyway." 


Come ON!!! For $300, we'd like a solution not a runaround (or workarounds that, in any case, did not work us).

How often does this happen? ALL THE TIME. It's starting to be a serious problem because ALL our C# documentation uses this style of commenting.

Additional Information: Not the first time this has been reported.

In fact, I copied the title of one of the reports as title for this one on purpose (that particular one dating back to Nov 2013).

What gives???
Comment 1 Mike Krüger 2014-07-18 00:27:29 UTC
We're replacing the formatting engine with roslyn.
Unfortunately that's taking longer than expected.
I'll promise that we've that next year :).

I would turn off auto format on save.
Comment 2 Mike Krüger 2015-05-20 01:01:34 UTC
Fixed in 6.0 - we've almostly rewritten the whole IDE - did take some time :/