TFS file-comparing tool so boring!

If you ever heard-of or used  WinMerge like me, you will find TFS’s tool to compare/merge files is very boring! With TFS’s tool, it only tells you a line is changed but not providing which parts of the line are changed – this is quite inconvenient for us when the line is long!

So, it would be nice to have WinMerge take the comparing job! Here are how:

  1. Detail of the setting :
    http://www.neovolve.com/post/2007/06/19/using-winmerge-with-tfs.aspx
  2. Quick view to get it work right-away:
    http://www.vitalygorn.com/blog/post/2007/12/Better-DiffMerge-tool-for-TFS.aspx
    .

In general, you config the file-comparing tool for TFS by going to menu Tool – Option – Source Control – VS TFS – Config User Tool… and follow the UI there to set it up. Note to use the setting mention above for a comfortable usage experience.

Cheers!

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