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Thomas Pepe

For a generic guide on using a custom diff tool in TFS from My Eclipse:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg475930.aspx#AssociateDifferenceTool

Combine this information with the guide provided on Beyond Compare's website: http://www.scootersoftware.com/support.php?c=kb_vcs.php

And you have the answer.

The steps I followed are (assuming you have downloaded and installed Beyond Compare, TFS, and My Eclipse):

  1. Open My Eclipse
  2. Navigate the menu: Window > Preferences
  3. Navigate the preferences screen: Team > Team Foundation Server > Compare Tools > Add
  4. Type in as shown

    the full command is: "C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 3\bcomp.exe" %1 %2 /title1=%6 /title2=%7
     
  5. Navigate the preferences screen: Team > Team Foundation Server > Merge Tools > Add
  6. Type in as shown

    the full command is:"C:\Program Files\Beyond Compare 3\bcomp.exe" %1 %2 %3 %4 /title1=%6 /title2=%7 /title3=%8 /title4=%9
  7. Enjoy
    This is beyond compare in action
     

That's it.  Later I will tell you when you might actually want to do a file comparassons and why you might want to use Beyond Comare rather than the default compare tools of your IDE.

Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 1:44 PM Beyond Compare , Team Foundation Server , TFS , My Eclipse | Back to top


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