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  • I am not exactly sure which forum this question would go under.

    Why would I want to use kdiff3 over the diff tool provided with Visual Studio 2015? I could not find a good/recent comparison of features between the two. I have used the Microsoft diff tool before at another company and I like the integration, but at my current company we use kdiff3.

    Does MS provide an updated product comparison their diff tool (file compare tool)?

    Monday, January 16, 2017 5:57 PM

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  • Hi kjfle,

    It seems that you want to integrate the kdiff3 tool with VS 2015, I help you move this case to Visual Studio General forum for dedicated help.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,


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    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 7:11 AM
  • Actually I want to know if there is a comparison between the 2 that is more up to date. I see a few comparisons between kdiff3 and 2010 but not 2015.
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:11 PM
  • Hi kjfle,

    I don't find a document that compare kdiff3 and Diff tool in Visual Studio 2015 directly.

    Following is the features that kdiff3 has but I don't find in Visual Studio Diff tool. If anything that you know, please feel free to share here, which is benefit to other communities.

    • Char-By-Char Diff-Viewer
    • See White-Space Differences At One Glance
    • Triple-Diff

    More features about kdiff3, you could refer to following site, where lists all kdiff3 features.

    http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/doc/features.html

    For Visual Studio Diff tool, I only could use it to compare two files and merge two files. If you know more function for Visual Studio Diff tool, please feel free to let me know.

    So I think the kdiff3 has more functions than Visual Studio Diff tool.

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


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    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:31 AM
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