Diffing a Pair of XML Documents

This section describes how to use Stylus Studio to diff a pair of XML documents.

Before continuing with this section, you should read Overview, which describes basic information about the Stylus Studio Diff tool, and The XML Diff Viewer, which describes features of the XML Diff Viewer and how to use them.

How to Diff a Pair of Documents

To diff a pair of documents:
1. Select Tools > Options > Show Differences > Files from the Stylus Studio menu.

Stylus Studio displays the XML Diff Viewer.

2. In the source document window, click the add button ( ) to add the source document.

Stylus Studio displays the Open dialog box.



You can drag and drop a file into the entry field to load the document in the XML Diff Viewer.

3. Navigate to the document you want to load in the XML Diff Viewer.
4. Click Open.
5. Repeat step 2 through step 4 for the target document, using the set button for the target document window ( ).

By default, Stylus Studio runs the diff calculation automatically when you select the target document. If the default On changes setting has changed, you need to run the diff calculation manually by clicking the Calculate diff button ( ).

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