How to Format C/C++ Code in VSCode on Windows and Linux

Since the day that Microsoft released Visual Studio Code, I had installed it on Windows instead of notepad++. Because VS Code does not have a built-in code formatter or beautifier by default, I was eager to see a more powerful VS Code with extensions. Now there it is. We can find many useful extensions on Visual Studio Marketplace. Recently I was writing C/C++ code on Ubuntu and found the extension Clang-Format for beautifying C/C++ code. Let’s take a glimpse of how to make clang-format works with Visual Studio Code on Windows and Linux.

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