How to Beautify a JavaScript File in Visual Studio Code

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In this post, we will look at how to beautify a JavaScript file in Visual Studio Code using the  Beautify extension.

First, let’s create a really simple JavaScript file. We can see the function is on one line:

Search for and select Beautify:

Click Install:

Now, select CTRL + SHIFT + P or the View menu to bring up the Command Palette:

Search for Beautify and you will see:

  • Beautify File
  • Beautify Selection

On selecting this, our code is now beautified, with the function being displayed across multiple lines:

You can also configure this to run automatically when saving a file. To do this, go to File->Preferences->Settings:

Under Text Editor, select Format On Save.

Now when saving a file, it will be beautified.

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