In this post, we will use Shane Ray’s Invisible Character Visualizer to view non-printable Unicode characters.
As our content contains un-printable characters, it is easier to avail the contents in a file that is easily share-able.
As always here we will go with GitHub.
The small sample file is available here :-
Here is the text we will be working with :
USE [tempdb] GO /****** Object: Table [dbo].[customer] Script Date: 6/19/2019 8:52:08 PM ******/ SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON GO
Invisible Character Visualizer
Visual Studio – Visual Studio Community Edition 2017
Launched Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition.
Here is the original view in Visual Studio
Let us install and use the Visual Studio Extension :-
- Access Visual Studio Gallery
- Choose the Visual Studio Installs to target
- Launch Visual Studio
- Load Files
Access Visual Studio Gallery
Install downloaded Visual Studio Extension
It is easy enough to launch it just like any other application.
Invisible Character Visualizer – Install
Invisible Character Visualizer – Installing
Invisible Character Visualizer – Install Complete
File View – Post Install
We can quickly see the invisible character (0x202C).
- Visual Code Issues
We can clearly see that Shane Ray’s Visual Studio Extension, Invisible Character Visualizer, is very capable.