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Changes In Version 1.9.4 (March 28, 2024)

New features:
  • Windows 11 support
  • Diff combo box colors and focus highlighting
  • When diff combo box has focus, mouse wheel scrolling navigates through differences (the same is achieved by using Shift + Mouse Wheel even if the combo box is out of focus)

Changes In Version 1.9.3 (June 7, 2020)

Bug fixes:
  • Crash was possible if both files were empty

Changes In Version 1.9.2 (March 31, 2020)

Bug fixes:
  • Recompare command was broken in the previous build

Changes In Version 1.9.1 (September 27, 2019)

New features:
  • Windows 10 support

Changes In Version 1.9 (March 18, 2011)

New features:
  • Ability to set negative command line options for /i, /w, /b, /l, /e, /t, and /d
  • Windows 7 support
  • Ability to check for updates
Bug fixes:
  • Ability to display long (greater than 2048 characters) lines
  • Improved messages for identical or binary files
  • Improved multi-monitor support

Changes In Version 1.8 (April 25, 2008)

New features:
  • Autopick feature in Compare dialog that remembers matching file pairs
  • View/Edit command accessible via the context menu
  • Separate Copy and Copy With Padding Lines commands
  • Windows Vista support
  • Improved current difference marker

Changes In Version 1.7 (December 17, 2006)

New features:
  • File names in the caption
  • True-color toolbar
Bug fixes:
  • Clicking the ExamDiff status bar always opened ExamDiff Pro web page

Changes In Version 1.6n (February 24, 2006)

New features:
  • Resizable Compare dialog
  • Use of AutoComplete edit controls in Compare dialog to help complete file system paths
Bug fixes:
  • Support for display DPI settings higher than normal size (96 DPI)

Changes In Version 1.6m (August 18, 2005)

New features:
  • Remember position of the Compare dialog
  • Option to keep the Compare dialog on top of other windows
Bug fixes:
  • Multi-monitor support

Changes In Version 1.6k (September 24, 2004)

New features:
  • Option to change margin size
  • Windows XP look in XP and higher
  • Support for wheel mouse

Changes In Version 1.6j (March 18, 2003)

Bug fixes:
  • Occasional file sharing violation in XP

Changes In Version 1.6i (October 1, 2002)

New features:
  • Keyboard shortcuts F7 (Previous Diff) and F8 (Next Diff)
  • Command line option /sd - always show initial "Compare" dialog, even if two filenames are used
Bug fixes:
  • Copy to clipboard sometimes hung the program

Changes In Version 1.6h (June 5, 2002)

Bug fixes:
  • Got rid of "Could not read from file ...: No error" message for empty files

Changes In Version 1.6g (January 2, 2002)

Bug fixes:
  • Fix for Windows 2000-style File Open dialog

Changes In Version 1.6f (August 21, 2001)

Bug fixes:
  • Ctrl-E keyboard shortcut didn't work

Changes In Version 1.6e (May 11, 2001)

Bug fixes:
  • Status bar for large fonts
  • It is now possible to call ExamDiff with just one file name in the command line

Changes In Version 1.6d (April 20, 2001)

Bug fixes:
  • Pressing Delete key caused a crash
  • UNC file names support
  • Copying to clipboard stripped linebreaks

Changes In Version 1.6 (October 27, 1998)

New features:
  • Ignore leading white space in lines" and "Ignore trailing white space in lines" options
  • Toggle Splitter Orientation command (vertical or horizontal)
  • Center Splitter command
  • Toggle Files command
  • Menu
  • Drag and drop support for dropping one or two files into Compare Dialog
  • There is no need to specify both filenames -- just enter a directory name for one of the files to be compared. ExamDiff will try to use an entered filename with a specified directory name
Bug fixes:
  • Multiple file change notification messages
  • Change notification when ExamDiff is minimized
  • Undesired visual effects and insufficient horizontal scroll size with some fonts
  • Insufficient horizontal scroll size for files with multiple tabs
  • Some fonts (e.g. Terminal) were not saved correctly in the registry between ExamDiff sessions
  • Options to set number of recent files and search strings
  • Better keyboard support (more shortcuts, scrolling panes horizontally using left/right keys when focus is on combo box, using Ctrl-Tab to switch between two panes in single pane display mode)
  • Synchronized caret movement in file panes
  • Colored background in status bar
  • "Enable Change Notifications" option
  • Ln YY, Col XX status text now counts columns by properly expanding tabs where necessary

Changes In Version 1.5 (August 1, 1998)

New features:
  • Option to set different background colors for added, changed, and deleted lines
  • Current Difference indicator (yellow triangle) changes its position when user clicks in view panes
  • Automatic detection of file changes and notification allowing the user to recompare files
  • Show Differences Only option (accessible via toolbar, Options, and command line parameter /d)
  • Line number command option to edit a file (scroll to and place cursor at a given line in a given editor)
Bug fixes:
  • Handling files with embedded "Ctrl-Z" characters
  • Handling Windows large fonts
  • "Ignore blanks in lines" option has been replaced with two options: "Ignore white space in lines"and "Ignore changes in amount of white space in lines"
  • Better Find (automatically puts the word under caret into Find dialog), Ctrl-F3 & Ctrl-Shift-F3 handling (as in MSVC®)
  • Colored line numbers
  • TAB key handling for switching between controls
  • Options property pages

Changes In Version 1.4 (May 2, 1998)

New features:
  • Option to treat both files as text files
  • Command line parameters
  • Current Difference toolbar button
Bug fixes:
  • Memory access violation during minimize/restore
  • Horizontal auto-scroll added to combo boxes
  • Better heuristic for binary/text file detection

Changes In Version 1.3 (April 8, 1998)

New features:
  • Drag and drop support for copying text from the comparison panes
  • Drag and drop support for dropping one or two files into the program's window (e.g. from Windows Explorer)
  • Customizable background color for differences
Bug fixes:
  • Failed to ignore differences in leading blanks with option "Ignore blanks in lines"
  • Much faster processing
  • Better text/binary file detection

Changes In Version 1.1 (December 5, 1997)

New features:
  • Show Left File, Show Right, Show Both Files toolbar buttons
  • Persistent find dialog (remembers the most recent searches)
  • Handling files which have lines ending with only a carriage return (by adding a line feed to them)
  • Replacing part of the file name captions with ellipses, if necessary, so that the result fits in the rectangle

The first version of ExamDiff (1.0) was released on October 15, 1997.