cmake-format can format your listfiles nicely so that they don't look like
The cmake-format extension for vscode provides a document format
command for listfiles. The extension is quite limited in scope to just this
one feature. I may grow it in the future to provide more language support
features for cmake.
Source for this extension is maintained with the source for cmake-format in
In order for this extension to work you must have cmake-format installed.
The recommended way to do that is through pip, e.g.
pip install cmake_format.
This extension contributes the following settings:
cmakeFormat.exePath: Path to cmake-format executable.
cmakeFormat.cwd: The working directory for the cmake-format subprocess
cmakeFormat.env: Environment variables to be set for the subprocess call,
use this to configure any PATH or PYTHONPATH modifications.
cmakeFormat.mergeEnv: If true (default) then environment variables specified
in cmakeFormat.env will be merged with those of the current environment
to create the environment for the subprocess call.
cmakeFormat.args: Additional command line arguments to be specified. For
instance use ["--config-file", "<path/to/.cmake-format.py>"] to specify
a custom configuration.
You can find known issues with cmake-format on github.
Feel free to file issues with the vscode extension there as well.