Friday, February 3, 2012

How to add Beyond Compare to Visual Studio TFS

To use the mother of all compare tools "Beyond Compare" as your default code comparer in Visual Studio 2010, you need to follow the next steps:

1. Install BC3 (Download the trial and buy it if you like at http://www.scootersoftware.com)

2. Go to the options followed by Source Control, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and click on Configure User Tools.

3. Click on Add and add a Compare command for extension .* using command C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 3\BComp.exe and arguments %1 %2 /title1=%6 /title2=%7

4. Click on Add and add a Merge command for extension .* using command C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 3\BComp.exe and arguments %1 %2 /savetarget=%4 /title1=%6 /title2=%7
- or -
if you want BC Pro's 3-way merge: %1 %2 %3 %4 /title1=%6 /title2=%7 /title3=%8 /title4=%9



You need to use the bcomp.exe, else it wound work see http://www.scootersoftware.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=5538

Cheers,
L