Visual Studio Schema Compare SCMP Include Exclude Slow

Visual Studio 2013

February 8, 2016 | Posted in Visual Studio 2013

If like me you’ve found that the new schema compare files are annoyingly slow, if you decide that you want to exclude all items for a given action, you can do so at the folder level, not at the item level. In other words, right click say the Deleted folder and select Exclude to quickly exclude all items. Then all you need to do is include the items you need to produce the script for.

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Visual Studio 2013 & Merging Changesets Between Code Streams

Visual Studio 2013

August 25, 2015 | Posted in Visual Studio 2013

On the whole merging changesets between code steams goes without any hitches. On occasion you’ll find issues merging, I find in particular designer files, because they are auto generated in the IDE. If you are finding it difficult to merge and you face the same problem, you can merge the changeset across, take the target version (the key bit here) and then manually implement the changes again in the target branch.

It’s by no means ideal, and if you have found a better way of doing this, please share!

For more information on coding merging see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181428%28v=vs.120%29.aspx

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