To show the differences between the file in the project and the version checked into source control, do the following:

  1. In the Project Explorer, right-click the file.
  2. From the shortcut menu, choose Source Control > Compare.

You can use an external diff tool in preference to the built-in CrossWorks diff tool. To define the diff command line CrossWorks generates, choose Tools > Options > Source Control > Diff Command Line. The command line is defined as a list of strings to avoid problems with spaces in arguments. The diff command line can contain the following macros: