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Prettier custom rules (formatter)?

Is there a way to set a full custom rule for prettier code formatter?

For example, if you don’t like this CSS coding style:

Body { color: red; }

But you like it that way:

Body { color:red; }

No space after : and a new line for { and }

Or in HTML prettier removes new lines after opening a DIV like:

<div> <p>My paragraph Text</p> <p>My paragraph Text</p> </div>

But I would not remove my custom new lines like:

<div>

<p>My paragraph Text</p>

<p>My paragraph Text</p>

</div>

Prettier makes the Code like this:

<div> <p>My paragraph Text</p>

<p>My paragraph Text</p> </div>

In between, prettier “allows” new lines. But inside something like a DIV, the first and last element “touch” the opening and ending DIV. So basically for HTML I would like to disable the deletion of new blank lines.

Is there a way to create a “coding style template” for each language so that prettier follow that “rules”?!

Or is there an other extension to do that?

Every company have their own “coding style”. 90% is the same, but some small things are different.

For example 4 new blank lines, after each Function to separate them better from each other. But if those lines get removed, you can’t use prettier…

So basically I (we) search for a full customization Coding style (formatter) Extension for VSCode.

Thanks for reading, and sry for the long text.

Best wishes, and stay healthy. Benjamin Schäfer

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