Today I ran into something extremely annoying while typing some JSON for a LibGDX tutorial. LibGDX uses a naming convention that IntelliJ doesn’t like… here, I’ll show you what I mean.
Suffice to say… it’s pretty annoying. What’s even more annoying is there is simply no way to turn this behavior off. There is however a way to suppress it thankfully. It isn’t intuitive however, so I figured I would make this post. So hopefully if you are struggling with turning off IntelliJ automatic code reformatting in JSON, this will be useful to you.
Go to File->Settings… menu. Locate Editor->Code Style settings. Find “Formatter Control” and tick Enable Formatter markers in comments.
Now add // @formatter:off at the top of your file and edit like normal. Now…