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Changing Merge/Compare Tools in TFS

Moving from SVN to TFS has been an interesting experience. The integration of source control directly into Visual Studio seems like a good thing, but even on a well set up network it can occasionally bring Visual Studio to its knees. And I still don’t trust its automerge.

Anyway, if you find that the TFS diff and merge tools are just too ugly and odd to work with, there’s a great page on the MSDN blogs that describes how to set Visual Studio to use your preferred tool:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jmanning/archive/2006/02/20/diff-merge-configuration-in-team-foundation-common-command-and-argument-values.aspx

Welcome back TortoiseMerge, I’ve missed you.