WinDiff

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WinDiff
Developer(s)Microsoft
Initial release1992; 27 years ago (1992)
Stable release
6.1.7600.16385 / March 19, 2010; 9 years ago (2010-03-19)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeFile comparison tool
LicenseProprietary commercial software

WinDiff is a graphical file comparison program published by Microsoft (from 1992[1])., and is distributed with Microsoft Windows Support Tools,[2][3] certain versions of Microsoft Visual Studio and as source-code with the Platform SDK code samples. WinDiff was included in the Windows SDK (previously known as the Platform SDK, previously known as the Resource Kit) until Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 (a.k.a. Windows SDK 7.1). Because portions of the Windows SDK were shipped in Visual Studio, WinDiff was also included in Visual Studio until Visual Studio 2010. WinDiff was removed from the Windows 8 SDK and therefore is not included in Visual Studio 2012 or any later version. A number of unofficial standalone uploads do exist.

Versions[edit]

Signing Date File Version SHA-256 of the 64-bit exe Source
2008-01-16 6.0.6001.17131 a7687e7be3c515337bddb5cf92b7e04830389be5dc589e0b78cdda1e9bc91ac1 Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 (link is broken, download not available)
2010-03-19 6.1.7600.16385 436e714aa0eeee953329d5774b3ed24f0eee121e2ea9a6fae19847cfb58635fe latest release, from Visual Studio 2010 (?)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brad Hines (1992-10-22). "Details of SDK beta release".
  2. ^ "How to Use the Windiff.exe Utility". Microsoft.
  3. ^ Tim O'Reilly; Troy Mott; Walter J. Glenn. Windows 98 in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference. O'Reilly Media, Inc. pp. 425–427. ISBN 156592486X.

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