Bromide Bromide - 2 months ago 19
Java Question

How to make eclipse automatically add braces to an IF statement?

In Java the following is completely valid:

if (x == null)
Y();
else
Z();


I personally don't like it at all. I like all my IF statements to have braces:

if (x == null) {
Y();
} else {
Z();
}


The eclipse formatter is wonderful and can beautify my code in many other ways.

Is there a way to have it add the braces to IF statements?

Answer Source

Under "Preferences": Java > Editor > Save Actions

1) Check "Additional actions"

2) Click "Configure…"

3) Go to the "Code Style" tab

4) Check "Use blocks in if/while/for/do statements" and configure to your preferences