Learn the secret tricks to configuring Git in Visual Studio like a pro!

Git in Visual Studio: A Perplexing Journey

Git and Visual Studio are like two peas in a pod, but getting Git to work inside Visual Studio can be a daunting task. Fear not, brave developer, for we shall guide you through this perplexing journey.

Step 1: Is Git Even Installed?

First things first, before you can even begin configuring Git in Visual Studio, you must verify that Git is, in fact, installed. Don’t panic, installing Git is a relatively simple task. Just head over to the official Git website (https://git-scm.com/downloads) and download the latest version for your operating system. Easy peasy.

Step 2: Configuring Git in Visual Studio? You Got It!

Now that Git is installed, we can move on to the next step: configuring Git in Visual Studio. But how does one even begin this mind-bending task? Here’s what you gotta do:

  1. Open Visual Studio and select “Tools” from the menu bar.
  2. Select “Options” from the “Tools” menu. It’s that simple.
  3. In the “Options” dialog box, select “Source Control” from the left-hand menu.
  4. Select “Git” from the “Current source control plug-in” dropdown. Ah, so close yet so far…
  5. Click “OK” to save the changes and close the “Options” dialog box. Bravo, dear developer, bravo.

Step 3: Git Repository? Say What?!

Alright, you configured Git in Visual Studio, now what? How about creating a Git repository for your Visual Studio project? That sounds like fun, right? Here’s what you gotta do:

  1. Open Visual Studio and open the project you want to add to the Git repository. Almost there!
  2. Open the “Solution Explorer” window by selecting “View” from the menu bar and then selecting “Solution Explorer”.
  3. Right-click on the project and select “Add Solution to Source Control”. One small step for a developer, one giant leap for Git-kind.
  4. Select the “Git” option in the “Add to Source Control” dialog box and click “OK”. Woohoo, you did it!
  5. Visual Studio will now create a local Git repository for your project. Mind-blowing stuff, isn’t it?
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Step 4: Commit, Push, Rinse, and Repeat

You’re on a roll, dear developer. You have your Git repository set up, now it’s time to start committing and pushing changes to Git. Here’s what you gotta do:

  1. In the “Solution Explorer” window, right-click on the file you want to commit and select “Commit”. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy.
  2. In the “Commit Changes” dialog box, enter a commit message that reflects the changes you made to the file. Simple, yet effective.
  3. Click “Commit” to save the changes. Bravo, dear developer, bravo.
  4. To push the changes to the Git server, select “Actions” from the “Team Explorer” window and select “Push”. Almost there, keep going.
  5. Visual Studio will now push the changes to the remote Git repository. Amazing, isn’t it?


Who knew configuring Git in Visual Studio could be such a perplexing journey? But fear not, brave developer, you have successfully set up Git in Visual Studio and can now track your code changes like a pro. Remember to always commit your changes frequently and to push your changes to the remote repository often. This will help ensure that your code changes are always up-to-date and that your team is working with the latest version of the code.

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