Problem formatting python when using Prettier in vscode

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In vscode I want to use Prettier as my default formatter, but not for Python, where I will just use autopep8. I have the following settings now:

{
  "workbench.iconTheme": "vscode-icons",
  "workbench.editorAssociations": [
    {
      "viewType": "jupyter.notebook.ipynb",
      "filenamePattern": "*.ipynb"
    }
  ],
  "git.confirmSync": false,
  "editor.formatOnPaste": true,
  "editor.formatOnSave": true,
  "editor.defaultFormatter": "esbenp.prettier-vscode",
  "python.formatting.provider": "autopep8",
  "explorer.confirmDelete": false,
  "python.showStartPage": false,
  "explorer.confirmDragAndDrop": false
}

When I save a python file, it gives me the message: “Extension ‘Pretier – code formatter cannot format etc…’. So, apparently it still uses the wrong formatter for python files. How do I change this?!

Answer

If I disabled Prettier as the default formatter, it would not format on save anymore, but my Python would be formatted by autopep8 on save. With this in mind, the following solution worked for me to have both Prettier working for other languages and autopep8 for Python:

{
  "workbench.iconTheme": "vscode-icons",
  "workbench.editorAssociations": [
    {
      "viewType": "jupyter.notebook.ipynb",
      "filenamePattern": "*.ipynb"
    }
  ],
  "git.confirmSync": false,
  "editor.formatOnPaste": true,
  "editor.formatOnSave": true,
  "python.formatting.provider": "autopep8",
  "explorer.confirmDelete": false,
  "python.showStartPage": false,
  "explorer.confirmDragAndDrop": false,
  "python.linting.pylintArgs": ["--load-plugins=pylint_django"],
  "javascript.updateImportsOnFileMove.enabled": "always",
  "editor.defaultFormatter": "esbenp.prettier-vscode",
  "[python]": {
    "editor.defaultFormatter": "ms-python.python"
  }
}

Let me know if somebody finds a better solution!



Source: stackoverflow