YouTube: EditorConfig in NetBeans IDE
By Geertjan-Oracle on May 06, 2014
Or watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTv9gUvmd5U
Source code: https://github.com/geertjanw/editorconfig-netbeans
You'll see that I explicitly invoke the Format action after changing the indentation setting in the .editorconfig file. The alternative would be that all the files within the package/s owned by the .editorconfig file would automatically be reformatted. Not sure if that is desirable. But, let me know if you disagree!
Also note that I start by choosing a template. I think it will be cool to have multiple different templates available with typical settings for different scenarios. (And of course anyone is able to create their own NetBeans module that installs their own templates into the central location where .editorconfig templates are found, thus making this solution extensible.)
It works for all types of projects, e.g., PHP, HTML5, Java, NetBeans modules. Especially teams where Sublime is used together with NetBeans will find this interesting, since EditorConfig is more or less a standard and this lets formatting settings be shared amongst developers using different IDEs.
Before publishing the NBM so that anyone can use it, I need to look at the performance, seems a bit slow, and also work on all the other features of EditorConfig, i.e., right now only indentation is supported.
But now that the basic functionality is working, the rest should be relatively easy to do, assuming there's easy 1:1 matching of EditorConfig features vs. NetBeans APIs.