Support for VS 2013 RC?

Sep 18, 2013 at 8:51 PM
Hello. I successfully installed your tools with only Visual Studio 2013 RC on my machine, however, I cannot figure out how to use the tool. Should it put options in the right-click menu when I have two files selected in Solution Explorer? If so, it's missing. Could you please add VS 2013 RC support?

Thanks,
Lee
Coordinator
Sep 18, 2013 at 9:35 PM
I updated the installer. Can you try now? You might need to start the old visual studio with the /resetAddin argument. See below:

After uninstalling the previous version, I needed to start the "Visual Studio Command Prompt" for vs 2010 and run the "devenv.exe /resetaddin VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect" to get it working again there.
Sep 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM
Wow, thanks for the blazing fast response and attention! I tried uninstalling the app (from Windows 7's Control Panel | Programs and Features). I then did the devenv.exe /resetaddin VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect. I then installed the new version of your tools, and launched VS 2013 Preview. I selected two files in Solution Explorer, right-clicked, and saw nothing about comparing. I closed VS, and tried running devenv.exe /resetaddin VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect again. Still nothing. I have VS set to always run as Administrator.
Sep 19, 2013 at 6:22 PM
VS 2013 Preview shows your add-in in the Add-in Manager. I also see the VisualStudioComparisonTools.AddIn file in two places:
  1. C:\Program Files (x86)\Visual Studio Comparison Tools\VisualStudioComparisonTools.AddIn
  2. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\MSEnvShared\AddIns\VisualStudioComparisonTools.AddIn
Sep 19, 2013 at 6:28 PM
Edited Sep 24, 2013 at 2:35 PM
Okay, I was only trying to compare files in Solution Explorer. Again, I see no comparison options there. However, I just selected some text in a file, and right-clicked. I see Compare with Clipboard. When I try to use it, I get this message:
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Sorry. There was an exception. See log for more details. The system cannot find the file specified
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OK   
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Coordinator
Sep 19, 2013 at 7:46 PM
Did you run the resetaddin in the correct visual studio folder? It needs to be run for the visual studio which is having problems.

Interesting. Can you copy the log4net.dll and the VisualStudioComparisonTools.dll.log4net from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Visual Studio Comparison Tools" to your visual studio installation folder. My vs 2013 it is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE"? Then restart visual studio and try to do the comparison. What kind of an error are you getting to the log file VisualStudioComparisonTools-log.txt? It should be located in the IDE folder where you copied the log4net config.
Sep 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM
I ran resetaddin from Start | All Programs | Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 | Visual Studio Tools | Developer Command Prompt for VS2013 Preview, which opens up a prompt at: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0>, and that is where I ran it.

Here is a copy of the log file contents:
2013-09-19 17:02:50,149 DEBUG [7524] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Start connectMode=ext_cm_Startup
2013-09-19 17:02:50,170 DEBUG [7524] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Loading config
2013-09-19 17:03:16,700 DEBUG [7524] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Start
2013-09-19 17:03:16,700 DEBUG [7524] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Command found (VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect.VisualStudioComparisonTools)
2013-09-19 17:03:16,700 DEBUG [7524] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Saving all documents
2013-09-19 17:03:16,701 DEBUG [7524] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Saved all documents
2013-09-19 17:03:16,702 DEBUG [7524] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Starting comparison process
2013-09-19 17:03:16,703 DEBUG [7524] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - End handled=True
2013-09-19 17:03:16,705  INFO [8472] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Start
2013-09-19 17:03:16,718 DEBUG [8472] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Read temp files. File1=C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\endresult_0 file2=C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\clipboard_1
2013-09-19 17:03:16,728 DEBUG [8472] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Using temp file1 for comparison
2013-09-19 17:03:16,729 DEBUG [8472] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Using temp file2 for comparison
2013-09-19 17:03:16,729 DEBUG [8472] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Using arguments: "/ub /dl "Selection (PostNewAccount.xml)" /wr /dr "Clipboard (ReadOnly)" "C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\endresult_0" "C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\clipboard_1""
2013-09-19 17:03:16,732  INFO [8472] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Deleting temporary file for selection
2013-09-19 17:03:16,733  INFO [8472] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Deleting temporary file for clipboard
2013-09-19 17:03:16,734 ERROR [8472] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception (0x80004005): The system cannot find the file specified
   at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithShellExecuteEx(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
   at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
   at VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess.OpenComparisonProcess()
Coordinator
Sep 23, 2013 at 9:38 PM
Can you try the latest version? I changed the naming scheme of the files in the temporary folder. If that doesn't work, can you try changing the the UseGlobalTempFolder in the config file to "false" and see if it works. The config file can be found from "C:\ProgramData\Visual Studio Comparison Tools\config.xml"
Sep 24, 2013 at 2:34 PM
Edited Sep 25, 2013 at 10:27 PM
I uninstalled the last version, ran the RESETADDIN command, installed the latest version, and ran the RESETADDIN command. When VS launched, I still have no comparison options in a right-click menu in Solution Explorer (with two files selected). Compare with Clipboard gave me an error again.
2013-09-23 11:26:13,215 DEBUG [5368] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Start connectMode=ext_cm_Startup
2013-09-23 11:26:13,276 DEBUG [5368] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Loading config
2013-09-24 09:26:58,454 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Start connectMode=ext_cm_UISetup
2013-09-24 09:26:58,486 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Loading config
2013-09-24 09:26:58,501 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting menubar
2013-09-24 09:26:58,501 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting "Code Window" command bar
2013-09-24 09:26:58,720 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting command VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect.VisualStudioComparisonTools
2013-09-24 09:26:58,798 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Adding to menu count:101
2013-09-24 09:26:58,798 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting "Item" command bar
2013-09-24 09:26:58,798 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting command VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect.VisualStudioComparisonToolsSolutionExplorer
2013-09-24 09:26:58,813 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Adding to menu count:93
2013-09-24 09:26:58,813 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting "Item" command bar
2013-09-24 09:26:58,813 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting command VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect.CompareFilesSolutionExplorer
2013-09-24 09:26:58,813 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Adding to menu count:94
2013-09-24 09:26:58,844 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting "Folder" command bar
2013-09-24 09:26:58,844 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting command VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect.CompareFoldersSolutionExplorer
2013-09-24 09:26:58,860 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Adding to menu count:77
2013-09-24 09:26:58,876 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Start connectMode=ext_cm_Startup
2013-09-24 09:26:58,876 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Loading config
2013-09-24 09:28:03,109 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Start
2013-09-24 09:28:03,109 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Command found (VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect.VisualStudioComparisonTools)
2013-09-24 09:28:03,109 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Saving all documents
2013-09-24 09:28:03,156 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Saved all documents
2013-09-24 09:28:03,156 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Starting comparison process
2013-09-24 09:28:03,172 DEBUG [2228] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - End handled=True
2013-09-24 09:28:03,172  INFO [13192] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Start
2013-09-24 09:28:03,187  INFO [13192] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Cleaning working directory "C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools"
2013-09-24 09:28:03,234 DEBUG [13192] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Read temp files. File1=C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\endresult_d2cae9f3-cd4f-4c9f-83c7-c0c8362289c7.txt file2=C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\clipboard_3c334ffc-68b2-4852-a78b-4c8525b2309c.txt
2013-09-24 09:28:03,234 DEBUG [13192] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Using temp file1 for comparison
2013-09-24 09:28:03,234 DEBUG [13192] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Using temp file2 for comparison
2013-09-24 09:28:03,234 DEBUG [13192] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Using arguments: "/ub /dl "Selection (Web.config.original)" /wr /dr "Clipboard (ReadOnly)" "C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\endresult_d2cae9f3-cd4f-4c9f-83c7-c0c8362289c7.txt" "C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\clipboard_3c334ffc-68b2-4852-a78b-4c8525b2309c.txt""
2013-09-24 09:28:03,234 ERROR [13192] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception (0x80004005): The system cannot find the file specified
   at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithShellExecuteEx(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
   at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
   at VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess.OpenComparisonProcess()
2013-09-24 09:28:03,234  INFO [13192] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Deleting temporary file for selection
2013-09-24 09:28:03,234  INFO [13192] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Deleting temporary file for clipboard
Oct 1, 2013 at 2:50 PM
Hello, mikkoha. If there is anything else I can do to help figure out the issue, please let me know.

Thanks,
Lee
Coordinator
Oct 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM
Hi, I added even more debug. Can you try it again and then posting the the log. Clear out the old log file before running it as it doesn't override it. Please remember to close all visual studios before running the .msi.
Oct 2, 2013 at 1:53 PM
Okay, we are making progress. This time I got an error message that I could act on.
Sorry. There was an error in Visual Studio Comparison Tools. See log for more details. Could not find the comparison tool from path: "C:\Program Files (x86)\WinMerge\WinMergeU.exe" 
WinMerge can be downloaded from "http://winmerge.org"!
I had wanted to use your comparison tools with Beyond Compare, so I had not installed WinMerge.

I tried to configure your tools to use Beyond Compare. I don't think I have it fully configured, but it does work. Here is my config:
<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<VisualStudioComparisonTools>
  <Configuration>
    <ComparisonToolPath>C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 3\bcomp.exe</ComparisonToolPath>
    <ComparisonToolArguments>/ub [%File1%] [%File2%]</ComparisonToolArguments>
    <ComparisonToolClipboardTitle>/wr /dr "Clipboard (ReadOnly)"</ComparisonToolClipboardTitle>
    <ComparisonToolSelectionTitle>/dl "Selection ([%SELECTION_FILENAME%])"</ComparisonToolSelectionTitle>
    <UseGlobalTempFolder>true</UseGlobalTempFolder>
  </Configuration>
</VisualStudioComparisonTools>
I then compared the first several lines of that very config file (above) with the last several lines of the config file. It worked and here is the log file contents:
2013-10-02 08:45:21,745 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Start connectMode=ext_cm_UISetup version: 2.2.5022
2013-10-02 08:45:21,765 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Loading config
2013-10-02 08:45:21,778 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting menubar
2013-10-02 08:45:21,778 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting "Code Window" command bar
2013-10-02 08:45:21,869 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting command VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect.VisualStudioComparisonTools
2013-10-02 08:45:21,900 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Adding to menu count:110
2013-10-02 08:45:21,915 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting "Item" command bar
2013-10-02 08:45:21,918 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting command VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect.VisualStudioComparisonToolsSolutionExplorer
2013-10-02 08:45:21,932 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Adding to menu count:105
2013-10-02 08:45:21,936 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting "Item" command bar
2013-10-02 08:45:21,937 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting command VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect.CompareFilesSolutionExplorer
2013-10-02 08:45:21,937 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Adding to menu count:106
2013-10-02 08:45:21,954 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting "Folder" command bar
2013-10-02 08:45:21,955 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting command VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect.CompareFoldersSolutionExplorer
2013-10-02 08:45:21,967 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Adding to menu count:89
2013-10-02 08:45:21,974 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Start connectMode=ext_cm_Startup version: 2.2.5022
2013-10-02 08:45:21,974 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Loading config
2013-10-02 08:45:51,057 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Start
2013-10-02 08:45:51,057 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Getting Clipboard: System.Windows.Forms.DataObject
2013-10-02 08:45:51,058 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Using text representation of clipboard
2013-10-02 08:45:51,058 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Command found (VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect.VisualStudioComparisonTools)
2013-10-02 08:45:51,058 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Saving all documents
2013-10-02 08:45:51,059 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Saved all documents
2013-10-02 08:45:51,060 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - Starting comparison process
2013-10-02 08:45:51,060 DEBUG [8492] VisualStudioComparisonTools.Connect [(null)] - End handled=True
2013-10-02 08:45:51,064  INFO [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Start
2013-10-02 08:45:51,067  INFO [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Cleaning working directory "C:\Users\lcichanowicz\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools"
2013-10-02 08:45:51,083 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Read temp files. File1=C:\Users\lcichanowicz\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\endresult_74222e60-346a-4bd0-92eb-74507e22a643.txt file2=C:\Users\lcichanowicz\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\clipboard_7e8e6f19-dc72-4028-b995-d9badf7de8a3.txt
2013-10-02 08:45:51,085 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - First file not "real": originalFileText=C:\ProgramData\Visual Studio Comparison Tools\config.xml tempFiles[0]=C:\Users\lcichanowicz\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\endresult_74222e60-346a-4bd0-92eb-74507e22a643.txt
2013-10-02 08:45:51,085 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Found comparison tool from path: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 3\bcomp.exe
2013-10-02 08:45:51,087 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Using temp file1 for comparison
2013-10-02 08:45:51,087 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Using temp file2 for comparison
2013-10-02 08:45:51,087 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Using arguments: "/ub C:\Users\lcichanowicz\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\endresult_74222e60-346a-4bd0-92eb-74507e22a643.txt C:\Users\lcichanowicz\AppData\Local\Temp\\_VisualStudioComparisonTools\clipboard_7e8e6f19-dc72-4028-b995-d9badf7de8a3.txt"
2013-10-02 08:45:51,097  INFO [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - Waiting for mergetool exit
2013-10-02 08:46:49,409  INFO [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - GetBeginningOfFile: originalFileText Length=10 topLine=7 topColumn=1
2013-10-02 08:46:49,409 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - GetBeginningOfFile: originalFileText=<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<VisualStudioComparisonTools>
  <Configuration>
    <ComparisonToolPath>C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 3\bcomp.exe</ComparisonToolPath>
    <ComparisonToolArguments>/ub [%File1%] [%File2%]</ComparisonToolArguments>
    <ComparisonToolClipboardTitle>/wr /dr "Clipboard (ReadOnly)"</ComparisonToolClipboardTitle>
    <ComparisonToolSelectionTitle>/dl "Selection ([%SELECTION_FILENAME%])"</ComparisonToolSelectionTitle>
    <UseGlobalTempFolder>true</UseGlobalTempFolder>
  </Configuration>
</VisualStudioComparisonTools>
2013-10-02 08:46:49,409 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - <?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<VisualStudioComparisonTools>
  <Configuration>
    <ComparisonToolPath>C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 3\bcomp.exe</ComparisonToolPath>
    <ComparisonToolArguments>/ub [%File1%] [%File2%]</ComparisonToolArguments>
    <ComparisonToolClipboardTitle>/wr /dr "Clipboard (ReadOnly)"</ComparisonToolClipboardTitle>

2013-10-02 08:46:49,411  INFO [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - GetEndingOfFile: originalFileText Length=10 bottomLine=10 bottomColumn=1
2013-10-02 08:46:49,411 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - GetEndingOfFile: originalFileText=<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<VisualStudioComparisonTools>
  <Configuration>
    <ComparisonToolPath>C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 3\bcomp.exe</ComparisonToolPath>
    <ComparisonToolArguments>/ub [%File1%] [%File2%]</ComparisonToolArguments>
    <ComparisonToolClipboardTitle>/wr /dr "Clipboard (ReadOnly)"</ComparisonToolClipboardTitle>
    <ComparisonToolSelectionTitle>/dl "Selection ([%SELECTION_FILENAME%])"</ComparisonToolSelectionTitle>
    <UseGlobalTempFolder>true</UseGlobalTempFolder>
  </Configuration>
</VisualStudioComparisonTools>
2013-10-02 08:46:49,411 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - GetEndingOfFile originalFileText.Length=10 index=9 startindex=0
2013-10-02 08:46:49,411 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - GetEndingOfFile substring=</VisualStudioComparisonTools>
2013-10-02 08:46:49,411 DEBUG [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - </VisualStudioComparisonTools>
2013-10-02 08:46:49,411  INFO [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - No changes done in selection
2013-10-02 08:46:49,411  INFO [2488] VisualStudioComparisonTools.ComparisonWorkerProcess [(null)] - End
This biggest issue now is that there is still no comparison choice in the right-click menu when I have two files selected in Solution Explorer.

Thanks for all of your help,
Lee
Coordinator
Oct 2, 2013 at 6:40 PM
Excellent! I tried beyond compare also. That's a really nice piece of software. :)

Are you comparing files in the same visual studio project or in two different projects? At the moment it supports only comparing in one project. I'll check if I can do something about it.
Coordinator
Oct 2, 2013 at 8:57 PM
I uploaded another build again. This adds a menu item when comparing files between projects. The comparison doesn't start for some reason for some project types. For example I had a normal class project and an installer project. It did start though between two normal class projects.
Oct 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM
All along I have been trying to compare two "simbling" files in the same Solution, Project, and folder.
Oct 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM
I'll try installing the latest version, and report back shortly.
Oct 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM
It behaves the same as the last version. Only Clipboard to Text appears in the right-click menu. I followed the Usage instructions exactly. :[
Coordinator
Oct 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM
To be honest, i don't really know what to do with this then. These vs addons are weird sometimes. I'll see how much work it would be to convert from a visual studio addin to a vs package. Shouldn't be terribly much, but i'm pretty sure i can't get it done for tomorrow ;)

-Mikko

Oct 3, 2013 at 7:04 PM
Mikko,

Do you have VS 2013 installed somewhere? If so, does your tools add-in work for you on VS 2013? If so, which version? Preview? RC?

Thanks,
Lee
Coordinator
Oct 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM
I do have Preview apparently. I will upgrade to rc and see how it works there.
Coordinator
Oct 4, 2013 at 7:55 PM
Still works after installing RC. I will try to convert this to a vspackage if it will help.
Coordinator
Oct 8, 2013 at 5:08 AM
Hi Lee,

I have now converted the addin to a visual studio extension. Can you try the release 3.0? That supports visual studio 2012 and 2013 only though. Visual studio 2010 users will need to use the old add-in. I will create a new 2.x release of the old add-in which will target only vs 2010 so that there will not be multiple menu items.