Tip#97: Did you know… How to Display Hidden Information in Design View

The design view in Visual Studio can display glyphs and borders for the hidden non - graphic elements (such as div, span, form, and script elements). This feature helps you to see where the elements are and avoid inadvertently deleting the non-graphic elements from your page while editing.

To enable it in designer click on View -> Formatting Marks -> Show



Now you will start seeing the hidden elements on the designer surface.




Hope this helps,

Deepak Verma
SDET | Visual Web Developer

Comments (4)
  1. Pradeep says:

    I have selected this option, but there is no change in the design view. I cannot see the form tags or DIV tags as yellow boxes on the design view after selecting this option. Do I need to select any other option?

  2. Pradeep says:

    hello? Is there anyone to answer my above query 🙂 ?

  3. Srinivas says:

    Make sure you have selected the Tag Marks option also..

  4. Swapnil says:

    Select  View menu–> formatting  Marks–> Tag mark then see

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