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Nothing happens when I click `Create pull request` on public repository #2058

jcansdale opened this Issue Nov 16, 2018 · 2 comments


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jcansdale commented Nov 16, 2018


  • GitHub Extension for Visual Studio version: v2.5.9.5485
  • Visual Studio version: All

What happened

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Clone a public repository (update: that isn't one of yours or your organization's)
  2. Create a branch and make some commits
  3. Click Create button on GitHub pane
  4. Enter pull request title/description and click Create pull request

Expected behavior:

  • Minimum: Show an error
  • Better: Let user know how to fork and create a pull request
  • Best: Automatically fork and create a pull request

Actual behavior:

Nothing happens when Create pull request is clicked.

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  • Partial fix - #2173: Fix displaying errors in GitHub pane.

@meaghanlewis meaghanlewis added the bug label Nov 16, 2018


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PriyadharsiniJ commented Nov 19, 2018

Facing the same issue, any update or resolution available?


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jcansdale commented Nov 19, 2018


For the moment I'd recommend doing the following:

  1. Enable Show Fork button in Team Explorer
  2. Fork the repository
  3. Create pull request

I like to do this as well:

  1. From the command line do the following
git remote rename origin your_user_name
git remote rename upstream origin
  1. View the pull request list on the GitHub pane

You should now see a pull request from your GitHub account to the public repository you originally cloned.

I'd love for all this to be completely automated!

@meaghanlewis meaghanlewis added this to Medium Priority in BUGS Dec 7, 2018

@jcansdale jcansdale closed this in c53fa14 Jan 11, 2019

BUGS automation moved this from Medium Priority to Done Jan 11, 2019

@meaghanlewis meaghanlewis added this to the 2.6.3 milestone Jan 11, 2019

@meaghanlewis meaghanlewis removed this from Done in BUGS Jan 18, 2019

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