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While working with TFS [Team foundation server],we get used of the compare feature to compare the ‘local version’, ‘server version’,’workspace version’.

We had some similar situation when we received two versions of file and we were not sure which is the updated one and what all changes have been introduced. As these files were not part of TFS so as a regular developer, we tried to avoid any manual check and started Google to download a tool which can do our job. We were successful in doing the same and our work was over. But i find a post in Microsoft support forum which indicated that windows sdk comes with such a utility. Lets see our program files. Its called WINDIFF.

programfile-windiff

programfile-windiff

How to use WinDiff?

We opened it and we found out that many options are available. Though we were required to compare only files, i was happy seeing other options as well.

WinDiff-Options

WinDiff-Options

We selected ‘Compare files’ option, one dialog box opened and we selected our first file, without wasting time, again dialog box opened and it took us few seconds to realize that we have to select one more file for comparison. we got surprised by the feature of two dialog box back to back.
For demo purpose, i selected same file twice and voila! i started liking this utility. Look at the ‘identical’ message.

widiff-identical

widiff-identical

This time,i selected different files and look at the response.

windiff-difference

windiff-difference

As i stated earlier, there is much more that this tool can offer, i have written only one of the features, please experiment with this tool and get acquainted with it. It is certainly one of the most useful tool around. :)

WinDiff is Cool!

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Author: hershey

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  1. nice superb explaination

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  2. thanks for the tutorial
    I am having a problem.
    The feature “Create SQL server database” isn’t available , I can’t select it.
    Can you help, please ?

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