DVT IDE for VS Code VHDL User Guide
Rev. 24.1.12, 12 June 2024

15.2 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 (editor.insertSpaces) option controls if the indentation will use space characters or tabs.

    • The Tab Size (editor.tabSize) option controls the size of a tab in spaces.

  • Trim End of Line Whitespace (DVT.textEditor.vHDL.formatting.whitespace.trimEndOfLineWhitespace) - Controls whether to trim end of line whitespaces.

Before After
  • Trim Whitespace Lines (DVT.textEditor.vHDL.formatting.whitespace.trimWhitespaceLines) - Controls whether to trim lines containing only whitespaces.

Before After
  • Compact Whitespace Groups (DVT.textEditor.vHDL.formatting.whitespace.compactWhitespaceGroups) - 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 (DVT.textEditor.vHDL.formatting.whitespace.compactConsecutiveEmptyLines) - 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 (DVT.textEditor.vHDL.formatting.whitespace.maximumNumberOfConsecutiveEmptyLines) - Consecutive empty lines are compacted when their number exceeds this value.

Before After (Preference is set to "1")
  • Add Whitespace Before (DVT.textEditor.vHDL.formatting.whitespace.addWhitespaceBefore) - List of tokens before which whitespace will be added.

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

Before After (":=" token)