Monday, June 29, 2009

Using Beyond Compare in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server for Comparing and Merging

This is how you get Beyond Compare working for comparing/merging in TFS. The default viewer is not as great as beyond compare so it comes very handy when you change to bc.

In Visual Studio do the following:

  • Click on Tools menu
  • Click on Options menu item
  • Expand Source Control tree item
  • Select Visual Studio Team Foundation Server tree item
  • Click on Configure User Tools... button
  • Click the Add... button
  • For Extension, type * (for all files)
  • For Operation, select Compare
  • For Command, browse for C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 2\BC2.exe
  • For Arguments, type /%1 %2
  • Click OK to accept

Do the same for Merging.

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