Do you want to add emojis in canvas apps or add a special Unicode character to draw attention to a particular section of content?  If so, read on to find out how this can be easily done

emojis

An emoji is simply a Unicode character and so can be easily added to a Canvas App and there are 2 ways to do this

Add an Emoji to a Label

Simply copy the emoji and paste into the Text property of the Label as below

enoji in a lavel

Add an Emoji to a HTML box

To include in a HTMLtext box, obtain the 6 digit Dec number of the character and add a ‘&#’ prefix  together with a ‘;’ suffix

Other Unicode Characters

Many of the huge list of emoji and Unicode characters can be used to improve the look and feel of a canvas app to create eye catching bullet points or icons.  Icons can also be added to a button

Additionally if you need to use a special character that isn’t available directly from the keyboard, it can be added in the same way

Non-Visual Unicode Characters

There are also non-visible Unicode characters that are also very useful.  A useful example and one that I use frequently is the Line Feed character, that moves all subsequent text to a new line.  This is useful if you are inserting dynamic text into a Label and need to separate content onto more than one line.   Line Feed is denoted by Char(10) and can be concatenated as below 

Resources

There are lots of online resources.  The 3 sites below are particularly useful as they display the full set of emojis and Unicode characters

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