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GitHub Extension for Visual Studio


If you are having issues with the installer, please read

If you need to upgrade, downgrade, or uninstall the extension, and are having problems doing so, refer to this issue: which details common problems and solutions when using the installer.

The location of the submodules has changed as of 31-01-2017

If you have an existing clone, make sure to run git submodule sync to update your local clone with the new locations for the submodules.


The GitHub Extension for Visual Studio provides GitHub integration in Visual Studio 2015. Most of the extension UI lives in the Team Explorer pane, which is available from the View menu.

Official builds of this extension are available at the official website.

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Visit the documentation for details on how to use the features in the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio.

Installing beta versions

Older and pre-release/beta/untested versions are available at the releases page, and also via a custom gallery feed for Visual Studio.

You can configure the gallery by going to Tools / Options / Extensions and Updates and adding a new gallery with the url The gallery will now be available from Tools / Extensions and Updates.

Beta releases will have (beta) in their title in the gallery, following the version number. You can view the release notes in the gallery by hovering over the description, or by clicking the Release Notes link on the right side.

Build requirements

  • Visual Studio 2017 (15.7.4)+
  • Visual Studio SDK


Clone the repository and its submodules in a git GUI client or via the command line:

git clone
cd VisualStudio
git submodule init
git submodule deinit script
git submodule update

Open the GitHubVS.sln solution with Visual Studio 2017+. To be able to use the GitHub API, you'll need to:

Build using Visual Studio 2017 or:


Install in live (non-Experimental) instances of Visual Studio 2015 and 2017:


Note, the script will only install in one instance of Visual Studio 2017 (Enterprise, Professional or Community).

Build Flavors

The following can be executed via cmd.exe.

To build and install a Debug configuration VSIX:

build.cmd Debug
install.cmd Debug

To build and install a Release configuration VSIX:

build.cmd Release
install.cmd Release


Logs can be viewed at the following location:


More information

  • Andreia Gaita's presentation at Codemania 2016 about this extension.


Visit the Contributor Guidelines for details on how to contribute as well as the Open Code of Conduct for details on how to participate.


Copyright 2015 - 2018 GitHub, Inc.

Licensed under the MIT License