Tabify Select Lines

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  • 3% of 36 or one person answered the Garfield option.

  • It only "tabifies" groups of 4 spaces starting from the left, so if you have 5 spaces at the beginning of the line, you'll get a tab and a space after running this.

    I think it's the same in Visual Studio.

    Duncan

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  • Duncan Pryde (7/8/2010)


    It only "tabifies" groups of 4 spaces starting from the left, so if you have 5 spaces at the beginning of the line, you'll get a tab and a space after running this.

    I think it's the same in Visual Studio.

    Duncan

    Actually, it "tabifies" based upon the setting in Options|Text Editor|All Languages/Plain Text/Transact-SQL/XML|Tabs for the Tab Size setting.

    In my case, it's set to 2. Selecting tabify on your 5 spaces gives me 2 tabs and 1 space.

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  • WayneS (7/8/2010)


    Duncan Pryde (7/8/2010)


    It only "tabifies" groups of 4 spaces starting from the left, so if you have 5 spaces at the beginning of the line, you'll get a tab and a space after running this.

    I think it's the same in Visual Studio.

    Duncan

    Actually, it "tabifies" based upon the setting in Options|Text Editor|All Languages/Plain Text/Transact-SQL/XML|Tabs for the Tab Size setting.

    In my case, it's set to 2. Selecting tabify on your 5 spaces gives me 2 tabs and 1 space.

    Ah, interesting. There had to be an option to configure it somewhere! I suppose I've just always been happy with the default...

    Duncan

  • I think the answer is not quite correct. The action only changes the LEADING spaces on a line to tabs.

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  • Tom Garth (7/8/2010)


    I think the answer is not quite correct. The action only changes the LEADING spaces on a line to tabs.

    Yes, the answer could have been more specific. But the feature's basic purpose is to change spaces to tabs.

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  • Tom Garth (7/8/2010)


    I think the answer is not quite correct. The action only changes the LEADING spaces on a line to tabs.

    Tabify Selected Lines – Replaces the leading whitespace on a line that contains the selection with tabs. Doesn’t matter whether the leading whitespace is selected, as long as part of the line is selected.

    SQL DBA.

  • Nice question, thanks! It is nice to see some of the SSMS features included in the QotD since people don't always explore and find them.

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  • Open Minded (7/7/2010)


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