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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  


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.

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  • 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.

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