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Differences between Dialog Box (Explorer and Plug-in)

Visual Studio 2005

Displays the differences between two files or two versions of a single file. The display depends on the format you select in the Difference Options dialog box:

  • For the visual format, the Differences between dialog box displays the files side by side, and uses three text colors to show deleted, changed, and inserted lines. For the visual format, you can change the difference viewer colors by setting the options in the SourceSafe Options dialog box, Difference tab.

  • For the SourceSafe format, the Differences between dialog box shows a simple text display of lines added, deleted, and changed.

  • For the Unix format, the Differences between dialog box displays only the changed lines and uses text arrows to distinguish between additions and deletions.

Dialog Box Access

In Visual SourceSafe Explorer or a SourceSafe plug-in, access the Difference Options dialog box. Set the difference format as desired, then click OK.

UI Element List

Clear All Bookmarks

Clears all bookmarks in a file.

Find

Displays the Find dialog box so that you can search for a character string in one of the displayed files.

Find Next

Finds the next occurrence of character string specified in the Find dialog box.

Find Previous

Finds the previous occurrence of the character string specified in the Find dialog box.

Next Bookmark

Moves the cursor to the next line in the file that has a bookmark.

Next Difference

Moves the cursor to the next difference in the file.

Previous Bookmark

Moves the cursor to the previous line in the file that has a bookmark.

Previous Difference

Moves the cursor to the previous difference in the file.

Toggle Bookmark

Turns on or off bookmarks for a line in a file.

Shortcut Keys

The following table lists the shortcut keys for this dialog box.

Shortcut Key Function

Ctrl+}

Match brace

Ctrl+Z

Undo

Ctrl+A

Redo

Ctrl+Y

Redo

Ctrl+S

Save

Ctrl+X

Cut

Ctrl+C

Copy

Ctrl+V

Paste

Ctrl+F2

Toggle bookmark

Shift+F2 / F2

Prev/next bookmark

Shift+F3 / F3

Search prev/next

Shift+F7 / F7

Navigate changes

Shift+F8 / F8

Navigate conflicts

Ctrl+T

Show/hide toolbar

Ctrl+P

Show/hide info pane

Alt+LeftArrow/ Alt+RightArrow

Resize the difference display panes

See Also

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