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Compare Different Branches In Visual Studio Code

Compare Different Branches In Visual Studio Code

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Dorothi Viki
·Jun 30, 2022·

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In this post, I'll show how to search and compare different branches in VS Code. This is an easy and straightforward procedure using a Vscode extension.

Shortest Way

git diff master..feature

Smart Way

In this method, we're using a Vscode extension called Gitlens to search and compare two branches. You can use the same method for comparing two commits.

Requirement

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How it Works GIF

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Step by step

  1. Click Source Control & select SEARCH & COMPARE from your VS Code image.png

  2. Click on Compare References image.png

  3. Select the branches you want to compare

  4. Now, you can compare the files from the different branches

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References

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