Possible to Change Diff Tool for Process Template Compare Operations?

Mar 8, 2012 at 1:58 AM

I would love to use the new diff experience in Visual Studio "11" for the compare experience when using the process template compare tools for TFS Team Project Manager.  Is that something that could be configurable or automatically used if Visual Studio 11 is detected on the machine?

Here's some more details from John Robbins about how to use the new experience from the command-line if it would help:  http://www.wintellect.com/CS/blogs/jrobbins/archive/2012/03/07/cool-dev-11-trick-diff-random-files-easily.aspx

(I have a blog post coming soon about this awesome tool!)

Thanks a ton!

Mar 8, 2012 at 9:41 AM

It had been on my list for a long time so I finally got around to it, certainly now that Visual Studio "11" has that great diff tool built in :-) So you will now get the latest installed Visual Studio's diff tool out of the box, or you can also customize your diff tool in the TeamProjectManager.exe.config file if you want a completely different one.

This is available (with a few other minor tweaks to the compare engine) in the latest version (v1.2.4450).

Enjoy! And looking forward to the blog post :-)

Marked as answer by jelled on 10/21/2013 at 12:09 AM