Visual Studio: Compare and Merge sources with Beyond Compare

As a memo (but this info can be found on Beyond Compare website), here are my settings to compare and merge sources from Visual Studio, with Beyond Compare.

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  • Go to Tools > Options… > Source Control > Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
  • Click “Configure User Tools…”
  • In the “Configure User Tools…” window, click “Add…” to configure the Compare Operation… then Type:
    • Extension: .*
    • Operation: Compare
    • Command: D:\Tools\Beyond Compare 3\BComp.exe
    • Arguments: %1 %2 /title1=%6 /title2=%7
  • Click “Ok” and then again “Add..” to configure the Merge Operation… Type now:
    • Extension: .*
    • Operation: Merge
    • Command: D:\Tools\Beyond Compare 3\BComp.exe
    • .Arguments: %1 %2 %3 %4 /title1=%6 /title2=%7 /title3=%8 /title4=%9

Et voilà.




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