I love Beyond Compare. Why? First off, their parent company Scooter Software is based in Madison, WI – so that is cool. Second, it is the best damn compare tool I have ever used. I use it for comparing every type of file, folders, folders to FTP, whatever. I love it. Best 30 dollars spent on software. I wish it did more, I could make a wish list.. anyways, to use it to do your source control compares for TFS and SVN? pretty easy.
TFS 2010/Visual Studio 2010
Open VS2010, Tools->Options->Source Control->Visual Studio Team Foundation Server… Click the “Configure User Tools” button
Click Add, and the settings for Compare.. I do .*, and then choose your Beyond Compare locations, and then the args like below
%1 %2 /title1=%6 /title2=%7
Right click anywhere in Windows Explorer, TortoiseSVN->Settings->External Programs->Diff Viewer
Choose External and then
"C:Program Files (x86)Beyond Compare 3BComp.exe" %base %mine /title1=%bname /title2=%yname /leftreadonly
(remove the x86 if you are on 32 bit, add it for 64 bit)
And.. there you go!
One reply on “Using Beyond Compare for Compares in TFS and SVN”
thanks for the tip , have always wanted to integrate it with SVN .