UES / UC integration - Comparing folders from within UES

UES / UC integration - Comparing folders from within UES

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    Jul 12, 2011#1

    Hi,

    If I select 2 files in the tree view in UES and then click the UC button then UC opens with those 2 files in the compare fields. Great. Just what I want. However, if I select 2 folders and then click the UC button it opens in file compare mode and choosing folder mode in that dialog just switches to 2 empty fields for comparison. What am I doing wrong? I'd have thought the integration would have detected that I'd chosen 2 folders and opened UC in the appropriate mode with the fields filled in for me?

    Brad

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      Jul 12, 2011#2

      The UC symbol in the toolbar has the command name Compare two files. So this command is only for running a two-way file compare according to the name.

      You can click on File - Compare... to open the Compare Files/Folders dialog, select the 2 or 3 directories to compare and run the folder compare (recursive).

      Or you select 2 folders on Explorer tab, right click to open context menu and click on item Compare 2 Directories.

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        Jul 15, 2011#3

        Selecting the 2 folders and context clicking does the job thanks.

        To be fair, the file menu has a "Compare..." entry and that defaults to files even if you have folder selected. Anyway, problem solved.

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          Jul 15, 2011#4

          The options set when using File - Compare... defaults to the same as on last usage.

          I doubt that UE/UES takes into account what is currently selected on Explorer tab in Workspace Manager (UES) respectively File View (UE) when opening Compare Files/Folders dialog via File menu.

          I usually don't use the Explorer tab (which I have docked on right side when opened at all), but usually preselected are the names of the currently active file and the file active before according to document window history. I think that's the reason why the not customizable context menus of Explorer tab as well as Open tab contain menu item Compare 2 Files... or Compare 3 Files... or Compare 2 Directories... or Compare 3 Directories... depending on what is selected in the view.