long line reformating

I'm having a problem with long line reformating. If I turn off "keep
existing line breaks" then it makes long lines that are much too wide. If I
turn it on then it always adjusts line continuations to the far left of the
new indentation and I always have to manually go in and add a tab or two to
make it look right. So one choice is useless and the other is annoying.

I can imagine a rather simple algorithm that uses the known syntax to break
up a line intelligently. That would be ideal.

While I'm talking about long lines I'd like to mention that there is a
feature I used to love in Visual Assist X that I miss now. That is the
dotted line on the right margin. I code the same files on a lot of
different monitors and I used the dotted line to keep my width consistent.


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By the way. I found out that visual studio has a hidden guide line feature
so you can ignore that feature request.

http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford/archive/2004/11/15/257953.aspx


"Mark Hahn" <mark@hahnca.com> wrote in message
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I'm having a problem with long line reformating. If I turn off "keep
existing line breaks" then it makes long lines that are much too wide. If
I turn it on then it always adjusts line continuations to the far left of
the new indentation and I always have to manually go in and add a tab or
two to make it look right. So one choice is useless and the other is
annoying.

>

I can imagine a rather simple algorithm that uses the known syntax to
break up a line intelligently. That would be ideal.

>

While I'm talking about long lines I'd like to mention that there is a
feature I used to love in Visual Assist X that I miss now. That is the
dotted line on the right margin. I code the same files on a lot of
different monitors and I used the dotted line to keep my width consistent.



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