Thursday, 14 March 2019

Did you know? Changing default and comparison branch in Git from Azure DevOps

This was one of those things you never realise until you actually look at it:

Have you ever thought that many people just leave that at the default setting (both Default and Compare on master) without too much thought?

Well, it is easy to change for both.


Right click on any other branch, and select Set as compare branch.


From the Repository settings, right click on any other branch and select Set as default branch.

Now, you might wonder why you might want to change these settings.

The Compare branch is a user setting - you might want to use it to set your development branch as a baseline branch to see how far master is ahead or behind compared to develop, for example.

On the other hand, the Default branch is for Pull Requests - it identifies

the default branch for merging code into when creating a new Pull Request.

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