Sometimes I need to compare some local pending change of a file to the latest TFS version.
This can be done like in the screenshot below,
- grabbing the mouse,
- right click on the file
- select Compare –> With Latest Version
This is nice if you are a fan of mouse driven development. I’m more the fan of shortcuts so an alternate solution is the following:
- navigate to the pending changes window
- press SHIFT + Double-Left-Mouse-Click on the file or
- SHIFT + Enter for the selected File
then a background comparison is started.
One easy way to navigate to the pending changes window is pressing CTRL + TAB and navigate with the keyboard arrows to the pending changes window.
Another solution would be to configure some shortcut for the pending changes tool window.