DVT e Language IDE User Guide
Rev. 23.2.28, 28 November 2023

14.1 Whitespace

  • Tabs and Spaces - Lines are indented using tabs or spaces depending on the preferences configured in Window > Preferences > General > Editors > Text Editors:

    • If the Insert spaces for tabs option is enabled, indentation will use space characters, otherwise tabs will be used.

    • The Displayed tab width option controls the size of a tab in spaces.

  • Trim end of line whitespace - When enabled, end of line whitespace is deleted.

Before After
  • Trim whitespace lines - When enabled, whitespace line are deleted.

Before After
  • Compact whitespace groups - When enabled, consecutive whitespace characters are trimmed to a single space character. It does not affect indentation, that is the whitespace at the beginning of a line is not affected by this option.

Before After
  • Compact consecutive empty lines - When enabled, consecutive empty lines are compacted into groups of lines whose number is less than or equal to a specified value. It does not affect the empty lines inside multi-line comments.

    • Maximum number of consecutive empty lines - Consecutive empty lines are compacted when their number exceeds this value.

Before After (Preference is set to "1")