ExamDiff Pro Wish List

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Red items are currently available using plug-ins. Their built-in implementation is unlikely.

#   Feature Votes
1.   Compare Word and Excel files
2.   Intelligently compare XML files
3.   Compare files/folders on FTP or SSH servers
4.   Integrate with version control systems allowing to compare files with their versions and perform version control operations from ExamDiff Pro
5.   Compare Office 2007 Word and Excel files
6.   Binary file editing
7.   Unix version
8.   Patch (.exe) generator
9.   Support other languages for the user interface
10.   Implement ExamDiff Pro as a tabbed MDI application
11.   Option to save file differences as "unified diffs" (like diff -U in the GNU diff)
12.   Compare archives as directories
13.   Option to reuse running instance of ExamDiff Pro
14.   Ability to select fragments in both files and compare only them, in the context of the rest of the files
15.   Option to use MD5 instead of CRC32 (or better yet, SHA256)
16.   Run an external program on two selected files
17.   Perform multi-line matching where one line can be matched to multiple lines while ignoring linebreaks
18.   Have a distinct color for ignores, when "Ignore the ignores" is turned on
19.   Compare tab/comma-separated files column by column with the ability to ignore columns (referred to by their numbers)
20.   Command to match braces in file comparison editor
21.   Use scale factor when printing reports
22.   Selective Line Editing like in KEDIT
23.   Ability to ignore text fragments selected in file comparison panes
24.   Upon launching matched file comparison from directory comparison, navigate through matched file pairs using Next and Previous commands
25.   Have full screen mode, showing just the 2 files/directories -- but with keyboard accelerators still working (Next Diff etc.)
26.   Ability to compare numbers as numbers and ignore small differences
27.   Compare database fields using ODBC links to SQL Server, Oracle, etc.
28.   Ability to set different detail levels for the main file comparison panes and the line inspector.
29.   "Virtual space" for file editing (allow cursor position past End of Line in Edit Mode)
30.   Ability to place manual synchronization links between lines instead of on lines
31.   Command line option to start directory synchronization
32.   Option to process files, whose content matches a regular expression, during directory comparison
33.   Option to perform byte-by-byte comparison of files larger than certain size
34.   Add the manual synchronization feature to binary comparisons
35.   Allow the following: "examdiff file1.c *.bak" (meaning "examdiff file1.c file1.bak")
36.   Ability to flatten subdirectories in directory comparison so that relative paths are ignored
37.   Add new commands to the directory comparison context menu: "Compare matched in binary/text mode" and "Compare matched with/without plug-ins", similar to the already present "Perform full comparison"
38.   Option to use a user-defined color for nonexistent (padding) lines
39.   Ability to replace all left/right file differences by a click of a button.
40.   Show the line length in text files (in the status bar or to the left -- next to the line number)
41.   Ability to output a comment (in specific programming languages) when you merge changes. Comments would include date, name, reason etc.
42.   Ability to search a directory for words
43.   Ability to customize ExamDiff Pro title bar text
44.   Copy directory but not its contents (so you can quickly dive deeper and copy only the subdirectories you want)
45.   Diff statistics such as lines deleted, added, changed per file accumulated per folder
46.   Offer "Apply" button on the Options dialog
47.   Provide an easier means of identifying columns to ignore (e.g. via mouse drag) instead of typing in before/after column numbers in options
48.   Ability to add manual synchronization points during a 3-way merge
49.   Ability to freeze columns in directory comparison panes
50.   Ability to find duplicate files
51.   Ability to associate file extensions with Ignore options
52.   Option to sort sessions in alphabetical order
53.   Ability to disable file renaming in directory comparison
54.   Reuse a print job when file diff reports are printed along with the directory diff report
55.   Ability to ignore substitution strings e.g. R.D.S. is same as RDS
56.   Ability to concurrently search in both panes and find the first match in either one (from the current "matched" line)
57.   Ability to generated a CSV-formatted report when using the /statusonly option
58.   Ability to define 'Double-click on the line number' behavior (possible choice: copy the line to the opposite file)
59.   Ability to associate file extensions with named sessions; auto-invoke session if compared files have same extensions
60.   Ability to specify language of a file, with grammatical rules (e.g. parts of words for word wrap) affected by the language
61.   Ability to save differences of files as separate files and also to save common part as separate file
62.   "Add Block and Comment Out Existing Block" option with support for multiple programming languages
63.   Option to ignore multi-line text blocks
64.   Option to only (recursively) compare subfolders if they are present in both directories
65.   Synchronize adjacent ignored empty lines when replacing diff blocks (not just added ones but also removed ones)
66.   Option to have items for identical sections in the top combo box (currently only items for differences are added)
67.   Show icon overlays in directory comparison views
68.   Option to disable update check when the user starts the ExamDiff Pro for the first time (via the installer)
69.   When printing out a diff report, indicate on each page that a change occurred
70.   Commands to use all or remaining L/C/R blocks during merging
71.   Command to navigate to the next real line, jumping over padded lines
72.   Add a column mode to the editor (Alt-mouseSelect) like in Visual Studio
73.   Option to not treat CR character as a linebreak
74.   Show number of unchanged lines in the status bar of directory comparison (in full file comparison mode)
75.   Add a column to show number of lines in text files in directory comparison and show total number of lines in the status bar
76.   Add a second splitter to allow viewing different sections of a file/directory in the comparison window
77.   Synchronize Directories needs an option to delete files in the destination folder if they are not present in the source folder
78.   Automated file synchronization
79.   Allow combining L/C/R blocks in any order during merging