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How to disable Block on single Line in Visual Studio 2015.

When you create an auto property in Visual Studio 2015 , you will notice that it would be in a single line as shown below.

public int Name { get; set; }

When you use the shortcut for formatting in Visual Studio 2015 (Ctrl + K and Ctrl +D) , you will notice that the formatting would stay like the one shown in the above code.

There are times when you might want to have this formatting in multi-line instead of a single line. (I would prefer single line though :)).

How to Disable Block on single Line in Visual Studio 2015 ?

To change this behaviour , follow the below steps.

1. Launch Visual Studio 2015 and navigate to Tools -> Options.

2. In the Options Dialog left sidebar , select Text editor -> C# -> Formatting -> Wrapping and then uncheck the option “Leave block on single line”.


3. Click ok button and now apply the formatting. You should see the auto property in multi-line as shown below.

public string Name
    get; set;
Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.