Shane Ray – Invisible Character Visualizer

Background

In this post, we will use Shane Ray’s Invisible Character Visualizer to view non-printable Unicode characters.

Artifacts

As our content contains un-printable characters, it is easier to avail the contents in a file that is easily share-able.

GitHub

As always here we will go with GitHub.

The small sample file is available here :-

unicodeSampleFiles/sql/dbo.customer.sql
Link

 

Text

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

Usage

Shane Ray

Invisible Character Visualizer

Visual Studio – Visual Studio Community Edition 2017

Launched Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition.

Original View

Here is the original view in Visual Studio
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Outline

Let us install and use the Visual Studio Extension :-

  1. Access Visual Studio Gallery
  2. Install
    • Choose the Visual Studio Installs to target
  3. Launch Visual Studio
  4. Load Files

Access Visual Studio Gallery

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Install

Install downloaded Visual Studio Extension

It is easy enough to launch it just like any other application.

Screen Shots
Invisible Character Visualizer – Install

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Invisible Character Visualizer – Installing

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Invisible Character Visualizer – Install Complete

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File View – Post Install
Image

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Extension

We can quickly see the invisible character (0x202C).

Referenced Work

  1. Visual Code Issues
    • noraj
      • Display invisible character #58252
        • Profile :- noraj opened this issue on Sep 8, 2018
          Link
    • Juan Potato
      • View invisible characters #31291
        • Profile :- JuanPotato opened this issue on Jul 23, 2017
          Link

 

Dedicated

We can clearly see that Shane Ray’s Visual Studio Extension, Invisible Character Visualizer, is very capable.

 

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