How to format code in Visual Studio Code (VSCode)


What is the equivalent of Ctrl + K + F and Ctrl + K + D on Windows in Visual Studio for formatting, or "beautifying" code in the Visual Studio Code editor?

Best Solution

The code formatting is available in Visual Studio Code through the following shortcuts:

  • On Windows Shift + Alt + F
  • On Mac Shift + Option + F
  • On Linux Ctrl + Shift + I

Alternatively, you can find the shortcut, as well as other shortcuts, through the 'Command Palette' provided in the editor with Ctrl +Shift+ P (or Command + Shift + P on Mac), and then searching for format document.

For unsaved snippets

  1. Open command palette (Win: F1 or Ctrl+Shift+P)

  2. Find 'Change Language Model'

  3. Select language e.g. json. By now syntax should be highlighted.

  4. Format document (e.g. Open Command Palette -> 'Format Document')


  1. Select text
  2. Command Palette -> Join Lines

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