Move All Braces Left or Right One Tab Stop

Visual SlickEdit® - Slick-C Macro - Royalty Free - 2005.01.01 17:15
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Move All Braces Left or Right One Tab Stop.


Style A - the style for presenting code grew out of C and into C++. It looks like:

if ( ! bSwitch )
   strWork = "Done" ;
   iWork++ ;

Style B - more recent conventions present the same code as:

if ( ! bSwitch )
   strWork = "Done" ;
   iWork++ ;

Many people prefer the first form and many people prefer the second. Each will swear that their preference is easy to read and the other is (at best) hard to read.

This function will convert a module from Style A to Style B or from Style B to Style A.


tlaBraceLeft( )
tlaBraceRight( )

Input Parameters


Return Codes

Code Message
Number Number of braces moved.




Current version verified under:

  • Visual SlickEdit 8.0


Perform the following steps:

  • Select the Code button on this page.
  • When the second window opens, select all the text in the text box.
  • Issue Ctl-C (copy).
  • Create a file in Visual SlickEdit with type Slick-C and extension ".e".
  • Issue Ctl-V (paste).
  • Issue Ctl-S (save).
  • Select PFK-12 to compile the macros.


tlaSlick is a Visual Slick-C module that contains all of the Slick-C macros on this website in a single easy to install package. The tlaSlick module can be purchased by selecting the Buy button on this page.

tlaBrace is included as a function in tlaSlick.

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