Building a Privacy VS Code Extension
November 20, 2019
The goal of this stream was to build a VS Code extension
that could hide all of the
values displayed in a
We got so close to getting everything working, but when
using the event system in VS Code, the file would completely
render out the values of the
.env file for a brief second
then they would disapper. For the purposes of streaming,
this simply wasn't acceptable. Showing the values even for
that short amount of time made a potential extension worthless.
Unfortunately, we ran into the limitations of VS Code. It's currently impossible to manipulate the font of a file before the file has loaded. There's nothing in VS Code to hook into to change things early enough.