Friday, March 6, 2020

Visual Studio (VS) Code - How to view Tabs (tab characters) in a file

To view Tab characters in a current file in VS Code, as in image above.
  1. Choose View->Render Whitespace 

Tab character by default are replaced by 4 spaces in Visual Studio Code. 

To make VS Code use Tabs instead of default spaces.
  1. Choose File->Preference->Settings.
  2. Search for "Tab" and a list options will include Insert Space and others
  3. Uncheck Insert Space

  4. Check your file, Tab character will be displayed as →   (right arrow).
Note for some files this maybe overwritten by Detect Indentation setting. Unchecked to disable.

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