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: https://github.com/github/VisualStudio/issues/1394 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.
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 https://visualstudio.github.com/releases/feed.rss. 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.
- 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 https://github.com/github/VisualStudio cd VisualStudio git submodule init git submodule deinit script git submodule update
GitHubVS.sln solution with Visual Studio 2017+.
To be able to use the GitHub API, you'll need to:
- Register a new developer application in your profile.
- Open src/GitHub.Api/ApiClientConfiguration_User.cs and fill out the clientId/clientSecret fields for your application. Note this has recently changed location, so you may need to re-do this
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).
The following can be executed via
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:
- Andreia Gaita's presentation at Codemania 2016 about this extension.
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Licensed under the MIT License