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How to reformat all C# files in a solution, in Visual Studio 2012. Also on Stack Overflow:
# How to reformat all C# files in a solution, in Visual Studio 2012.
# Open Tools->Library Package Manager->Package Manager Console, and run the
# command below. At the end, all documents will be open in the IDE. (Low-RAM
# machines will have problems with large solutions.) Changed files will be
# modified in the IDE, and not saved to disk. You can SaveAll, then Close All
# if you're ready.
# VS2012 removed the VB-like macro language that existed in previous version of
# Visual Studio. However, the underlying DTE interface is still there, and you
# can reach it via PowerShell, in the Package Manager Console
# The weird GUID passed to [ProjectItem.Open](
# is [Constants.vsViewKindCode](
# Normally I'd split this in to multiple lines, but the Package Manager Console
# doesn't support line continuation.
function f($projectItems) { $projectItems | ? { $_.Name -ne $null -and $_.Name.EndsWith( ".cs" ) -and -not $_.Name.EndsWith( ".Designer.cs" ) } | % { $win = $_.Open('{7651A701-06E5-11D1-8EBD-00A0C90F26EA}') ; $win.Activate() ; $DTE.ExecuteCommand('Edit.FormatDocument') } ; if ($projectItems) { $projectItems | % { f($_.projectItems) } } }
$dte.Solution.Projects | % { f($_.ProjectItems) }

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ubikuity commented Apr 29, 2014

Thanks for this script.
Here is a small merge request to Exclude auto-generated files when formatting code ("*.Designer.cs"):

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