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Re: Indentation setting for C-Sharp files.

From: Guido Van Hoecke
Subject: Re: Indentation setting for C-Sharp files.
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 08:41:00 +0100

Hi Óscar,

On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 21:03, Óscar Fuentes <> wrote:
> Guido Van Hoecke <> writes:
>>>> Is there a way to force emacs to only use tabs for indentation? And such
>>>> a setting exists, could it also define the tab width to 4, but still use
>>>> tabs (so three tabs at the start of the line would be displayed as 12
>>>> whitespace columns)?
>>> See the variables tab-width and indent-tabs-mode.
>> My tab-width is 8 and indent-tabs-mode is t, also in my C# buffers, but
>> that does not cause the expected behaviour.
> It does for me. After visiting a .cs file (this activates csharp-mode on
> my setup):
> M-x set-variable [enter] tab-width [enter] 4 [enter]
> M-x set-variable [enter] indent-tabs-mode [enter] t [enter]
> now the lines I insert use 4 column wide tabs for indenting.

This works in an 'emacs -q' session. So now I've seen that it can work,
I'll have to selectively disable parts of my setup until I find the

Thanx for reminding me of the basics :)

Kind regards,


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