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Having troublešŸ˜« with VS codešŸ’» formatOnSave lately?

comscience profile image kapeel kokane 惻1 min read

If you are like me, then you like your tools.

One of the most important tools in a coder's workflow is automation & I really like automating repetitive tasks like code formatting & linting.

With the availability of extensions like eslint for VS code, setting it up is as simple as installing the extension and maintaining a .eslintrc.js file in the repo.

But lately, I have been facing some issues with the formatOnSave in VS code. My code seemed to behave weird like it was getting formatted and getting un-formatted on every save:

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I had to do some research around it and got to the bottom of it. It was related to this settings migration by VS code:

The solution to fix it was simple:
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From the vs code settings (which you can open by doing cmd+, or opening settings.json), remove the line number 88 and add line numbers 89-92. Doing that will successfully migrate you to the new settings.

Hope that saved you from an afternoon of headache.


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Devang Hingu • Edited

Actually you are missing which settings.json.

VScode have two settings.json file in preference. 1st in USER-TABS and 2nd in WORKSPACE-TABS.
you must have to mention that over there. Otherwise it will not work if it replaced in wrong file.

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