Visual Studio 2008 has a option to compare a file with the last checked in version. It appears to does this by checking out the lastest version to the temporary folder and then calling a comparsion tool to compare this version with your current version. The comparsion tool can be the built in VSS viewer/editor or it can be an external program. In my case I am using Beyond Compare 3. But the question is should I be using BComp or BCompare.
and also the help file. I thought BComp should be the one to use.
This works most of the time but occasionally it can not find the temporary file. When it does go wrong it can usually be repeated. However if I try the same file later on it will probably work ok.
I tried monitoring this using SysInternal's Process Monitor and it appears that the file is created and deleted before Beyond Compare tries to read it, whereas when it works the file is only deleted after Beyond compare has finished.
Actually when it goes wrong the process appears to be.
Temp File Created
BCompare continues to load settings etc
BCompare.exe attempts to read temp file (which is no longer there).
So, should I be using BCompare.exe and if so then what is Bcomp.exe for (and Bcomp.com for that matter)
Never noticed this issue with BC2.