Quick question: How many of you use the 'View White Space' feature in Visual Studio?

In case you're not familiar with it, this feature makes the VS code/text editor display a small dot everywhere there's a space and a small square at the end of the file, thus making it easier to visualize white space. Here's how it usually looks:


The 'View White Space' feature can be activated through the Edit -> Advanced -> View White Space menu option, or using the Ctrl+R, Ctrl+W key combination (at least on my keyboard layout).

Personally, I only use this very rarely, though I admit it is occasionally useful, for example when working with positional flat files. I do wonder, is there any of you that uses it full time while coding?

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Tomas Restrepo

Software developer located in Colombia. Sr. PFE at Microsoft.