I'm using VS2010 with Visual SourceSafe and would like to print the output from a Compare operation. However, when I try to send the comparison output to either a file or the clipboard, the line width apparently defaults to 80 characters, hence only displays
half of each line.
I've searched extensively, but can't find how to change the line with settings to, say, 160 characters. Where's it located? I assume the setting is in VS2010 itself, since the width could be set from a command line option to ss.exe and, presumably, the same
setting would be needed by any other source control compare program.
Although I could use the command line tool directly, I feel I shouldn't have to leave the IDE and use a command prompt just to get the width set right!
That is, I'd like to run a comparison of the current edited version with the last version saved in SourceSafe and print the result.
Since some of the line lengths are quite long (the historical value assumed is up to 80 characters) I'd expect the side-by-side comparison to allow at least 160 characters, but it seems to chop things at around 40.
I supposed I'll just have to work out how to do the comparison from the command line rather than using the IDE, but it seems like a significant omission to me!
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 11:07 AM
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