VS 2019 Code Compare is not saving

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VS 2019 Code Compare is not saving

Post by davidhbolton » Thu 20 Aug 2020 14:47

This is VS 2019 16.7.2 running on Windows 10 x64 with Code Compare 5.3.231.

I've been doing some compares and edits, merging a fairly large code base. However The first two or three compares, copies and saves worked. But I've noticed that some compare/edit/saves are not actually saving. I'm comparing a file against a workspace version (also latest) and after making changes, typically just double click the two arrows to copy all changes. The filename gets a *. I then click the save button and the * goes away.

But when I exit the compare window, the source code explorer shows the file with a red tick and edit still against it. When I click compare I get the exact same arrangement as before as if the previous save had not happened.

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Re: VS 2019 Code Compare is not saving

Post by ekaterinag » Fri 21 Aug 2020 08:40

It seems like a bug, and we'll appreciate your assistance in reproducing it at our end.
In this regard, please let us know as much information as possible about the steps you take, what files you work with (you can send over a few samples, if any), what VCS a comparison opens from, etc.
You can provide all the details via a contact form at https://www.devart.com/company/contactf ... odecompare
Thank you!

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Re: VS 2019 Code Compare is not saving

Post by Weent19 » Fri 24 Sep 2021 13:34

First, think about how much time does an average user spend working with your application per session and what does he use it for. If user spends more than 20-30 minutes per session within your application (which is not a game of course) then he might get tired of all these bells and whistles very quickly in software development website such this one - https://jatapp.com/. The best GUI is the one you don’t even think about. It must be invisible and just lets get on with your job.

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Re: VS 2019 Code Compare is not saving

Post by DmitriyB » Wed 13 Oct 2021 15:46


Thank you for your interest in our product Code Compare.

Development is complex and creative work. In spite of our willingness to continue expanding our product, we must evaluate our efforts, and currently, we do not develop Code Compare actively.

Thank you for your understanding.

Best wishes,
Devart Team

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