Eclipse Force.com IDE Editor Configuration Preferences

Eclipse can be setup to display code in an infinite number of ways. The following settings are how I like to configure the Eclipse Force.com IDE.

  • Spaces instead of tabs
  • Show line numbers
  • Show whitespace characters
  • Show a print margin

These settings can be changed at: Window -> Preferences -> General -> Editors -> Text Editors

Eclipse Editor Configuration

Click the “configure visibility” link next to the show white space setting to add fine tuning. I always uncheck the the trailing carriage return and line feed boxes and increase the opaqueness.

Eclipse White Space Characters