I have a field that contains various category names, lets say A, B, C, etc... I want to be able to know which categories are in the current data frame view.

How should I go about doing this?

I'm using ArcMap 10.5

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    Are you using Data View or Layout View? If it’s Layout View, have you added a legend that includes the layer that you have categorized?
    – PolyGeo
    Jun 4, 2019 at 19:40

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Right-click the layer in the ArcMap Table of Contents and choose Properties. Then click the Symbology tab. Then follow the instructions here: Using Unique values to display categories

This will visually display the data categories in the data frame.

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