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Git Source Control Provider

Posted By:Maverick       Posted Date: July 12, 2011    Points: 25    Category: General    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  
 

Introduction

Visual Studio users are used to see files' source control status right inside the solution explorer, whether it is SourceSafe, Team Foundation Server, Subversion or even Mercurial. This plug-in integrates Git with Visual Studio.

solution explorer.png

Features

  • Display file status in solution explorer
  • Enable/disable plug-in through visual studio's source control plug-in selection
  • No source code control information stored in solution or project file
  • Initialize new git repository and generate .gitignore
  • Compare file with last commit
  • Undo file changes (restore file from last commit)
  • Launch Git Bash
  • Launch Git Extensions¬†
  • Launch TortoiseGit (commit)
  • Options pageLaunch Git Extensions.

How to use

  • Install Git for Windows, or Git Extensions, or TortoiseGit
  • Run Visual Studio.
  • Go to Tools | Extension Manager, search online gallary for Git Source Control Provider and install.
  • Go to Tools | Options.
  • Select Source Control in the tree view
  • Select Git Source Control Provider from the drop down list, and click OK.
  • Open your solution controlled by Git to see the files' status.
  • Right click within solution explorer and select "Git" to use git releated fuctions.

solution explorer - context menu 2.png

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