There is a Tools –>Options setting under Text Editor –> CSS –>Format Node which helps you change the default CSS Format settings.

CSSFormattingOptions

This dialog gives you the flexibility of setting the default CSS Formatting styles in any of     the following Styles:

Compact rules: In this option the Style selector and the properties are placed in one single line as shown below:

<style type="text/css">
       .MyCSStyle { text-align: center; margin-left: 5px; }
</style>

Semi-Expanded: In this option the selector and start of the curly brace are placed on the same line, the various properties appear in a new line and the closing curly braces       appear in yet another new line as shown below:

<style type="text/css">

.MyCSStyle {
           text-align: center;
           margin-left: 5px;
       }
</style>

 

Expanded: In this option, the selector, curly braces and the properties all appear on different lines as shown below.

<style type="text/css">
       .MyCSStyle
       {
           text-align: center;
           margin-left: 5px;
       }
</style>

After setting this, you can select the style in your Editor and click on Edit Menu->Format Selection. This will format the old CSS format to the newly set formatting style.

Reshmi Mangalore

SDET, Web Development Tools