Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Visual Studio Gets Git (Visual Studio Team Explorer can talk Git)

Channel 9 - Git Support Added to Visual Studio and TFS

Martin Woodward dropped in to the studio to share the news that Git is now fully integrated as part of Team Foundation Service and Microsoft has released the Visual Studio Tools for Git. You can now choose which source control system you prefer, either the centralized workflows provided by Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) or the distributed workflows provided by Git - while maintaining the same integrated experience provided by the Visual Studio ALM tools. You can also connect to any Git repository straight from within Visual Studio using the new Visual Studio Tools for Git.

In this short video, Martin takes us on a lightning tour of these new capabilities...

Visual Studio Tools for Git

The Visual Studio Tools for Git is an extension for Team Explorer that provides source control integration for Git.  This extension enables integration with any local Git repository, and it provides tools to work with third party hosted Git repositories. The extension also enables the use of Team Foundation Service hosted Git projects.


Integration with Projects and Solutions

Integrates with Visual Studio projects to automatically track changes to your active solution. Shows file status in Solution Explorer, and uses context menus to issue source control commands like Commit, Compare, and Undo.

Team Explorer Integration

Connect page

Changes page

Commits page
Branches page
Other features
  • Compare files using the integrated diff tool
  • Resolve merge conflicts using the integrated 3-way merge tool
  • View file and branch history (log)
  • View details for commits

Wow... Damn does this mean I have to finally get into Git

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