DVT IDE for VS Code VHDL User Guide
Rev. 23.1.22, 22 September 2023

14.2 Whitespace

  • Tabs and Spaces - Lines are indented using tabs or spaces depending on how the following preferences from File > Preferences > Settings > Text Editor > Editor are configured:

    • The Insert Spaces option controls if the indentation will use space characters or tabs.

    • The Tab Size option controls the size of a tab in spaces.

  • Trim End of Line Whitespace - Controls whether to trim end of line whitespaces.

Before After
  • Trim Whitespace Lines - Controls whether to trim lines containing only whitespaces.

Before After
  • Compact Whitespace Groups - Controls whether to compact consecutive whitespace characters. 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")
  • Add Whitespace Before - List of tokens before which whitespace will be added.

Before After (":=" token)
  • Add Whitespace After - List of tokens after which whitespace will be added.

Before After (":=" token)