Category Archives: Visual Studio

Online IDE Actually Works

CodeRunThis is one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time, even if it isn’t practical for real development. It does lend itself well towards demos and snippet sharing, maybe even community development. It is an online IDE currently in beta that allows you to run projects like Visual Studio. Supports ASP.NET, PHP, jQuery, YUI, etc.

Team Foundation Sidekicks: Command Line Killer

I’ve had great success using Team Foundation Sidekicks. If you are tired of using command line for tools that should already be in TFS, this is your goto free product.

Using DiffMerge with Visual Studio

I won’t take credit for this, but it is necessary if you ask me. The TFS merge tool is awful. I am posting the link below for the credit.

Go to Tools, Options, Source Control, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Configure User Tools, and Add.

From there it is pretty intuitive.

Important excerpt:

The above just shows the simple configuration for comparing files.  It doesn’t show how to configure DiffMerge as your merge tool.

First, the above arguments work, however the documentation says to use the following arguments when setting up DiffMerge for comparing:  /t1=%6 /t2=%7 %1 %2

To configure for merge, Add a new setting (step 3), repeat step 4, select Merge in Operation, repeat step 5, and use the following command line:  /m /r=%4 /t1=%7 /t2=%8 /t3=%6 /c=%9 %2 %3 %1