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Add support of merge xml files

You should now that merging a xml file (or a visual studio resource file) is a pain :(

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  • Michael Adamission commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I tried Ralf Koban's and it works really well. Having this as an option is probably going to now be worth buying. I think that solution as is could be integrated by semanticmerge pretty easily.

  • Thibaud Fortuna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Another pain is to merge XML elements containing values separated by semicolons, like "AdditionalIncludeDirectories" in a vcxproj file.

  • Tom Groff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, I find that csproj and sqlproj files are the hardest to merge. If this tool could be aware of xml nodes being moved within the project file that would be insanely helpful. I have not been able to find a merge tool that handles this correctly without resulting in duplicated entries in the project.

  • Daniel Nolan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yep .csproj, .sqlproj, .vbproj.... they're all a gigantic PITA to merge. This would be a fantastic time and stress saving feature.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Merging resource files is much more pain than merging code with text-based merge tools. Code files are usually relatively short so you can get the diff sooner or later. But merging big resx files as we do every few days and the VS designer reorders them alphabetically, this is simply a nightmare. Buying semantic merge would be a no-brainer for me, if it would support merging resx (or xml files in general).

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