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Git Source Control Provider is a visual studio plug-in that integrates Git with visual studio solution explorer.

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Git Source Control Provider


Visual Studio users are used to see file status of source control right inside the solution explorer, whether it is SourceSafe, Team Foundation Server, Subversion or even Mercurial. This plug-in integrates Git with Visual Studio solution explorer. It supports all editions of Visual studio 2010 except the Express Edition.

solution explorer


  • Display file status in solution explorer and solution navigator
  • Display repository status e.g. in the middle of merging, patching, rebase and bisecting
  • 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
  • Integrates with Git for Windows
  • Integrates with Git Extensions
  • Integrates with TortoiseGit
  • Git - Pending Changes Tool Window
  • Git - View History Tool Window
  • Options page

How to use

  • Install Git for Windows, or Git Extensions, or TortoiseGit.
  • Run Visual Studio.
  • Go to Tools | Extension Manager, search online gallery for Git Source Control Provider and install.
  • Go to Tools | Options, Select Source Control.
  • Select Git Source Control Provider from the drop down list, and click OK.
  • Open your solution controlled by Git to see the file's status.
  • Right click within solution explorer and select "Git". If Git for Windows, Git Extensions or TortoiseGit are installed, their commands are listed in the menu.
  • Using the option page to disable the commands if you like.


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