Arne Brachhold

Backup Formatting Settings of Visual Studio 2005

Filed under: .Net — arne on April 28, 2006

If you’re working in a team on a .Net project, all devs should use the same coding guidelines as well as the same code formatting. Visual Studio 2005 has powerful options to automatically format your code how you like it. Unfortunately there is no way to export this settings from Visual Studio, so every developer has to configure the formatting settings by hand.

This is not very comfortable and fail safe so there must be a way to export or backup these settings, so you can import them on an other computer or ideally set them as a group policy in Active Directory.

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