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Using Beyond Compare for Compares in TFS and SVN

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

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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

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TortoiseSVN:

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!

By Steve Novoselac

Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer

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