[MonoDevelop] Tabs to indent in text editor?

Jeffrey Stedfast fejj at novell.com
Tue Feb 3 16:24:48 EST 2009

Dylan McCall wrote:
> I recently moved a little Python project into the MonoDevelop 2.0
> alphas. Fairly impressive stuff in here :)
> However, when I actually started working, I noticed something
> horrifying. Any automatic indentation was being done with 4 spaces!
> All of my earlier source code was indented with tabs. I prefer it that
> way, and will continue to prefer it that way as long as text editors
> require me to escape 4 characters to unindent. (In other words: If
> it's going to quietly indent with spaces, why can't it make those 4
> spaces feel like a single character?)
> The tabs vs. spaces flamewar is for another place, though. What I am
> wondering is: How can I configure this? I found Text Style under
> project and solution options, which lets me configure tab width in
> spaces. It also lets me convert tabs to spaces (no thank you). Any way
> to tell it "save some energy and indent with a single tab character
> instead"?
> For the time being I have had to turn off smart indenting, but that's
> rather an ugly band-aid type solution.

just uncheck the option "convert tabs to spaces" and it'll work exactly
the way you want, using a single tab for indenting.


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