GitHub and Visual Studio 2019: A Tutorial on Pushing Code
If you’re searching for a platform to host open-source software development, look no further than GitHub. One of the largest platforms available, GitHub offers various services such as project management, code hosting, and version control. Developers have the ability to use GitHub to collaborate on projects using the Git version control system, which helps them manage and track changes to their code. Here we’ll walk you through pushing code to GitHub from Visual Studio 2019.
Before we proceed, ensure that you have the following prerequisites:
- Visual Studio 2019 installed on your machine
- Git installed on your machine
- A GitHub account
Pushing Code to GitHub from Visual Studio 2019
Follow these steps to push your code to GitHub from Visual Studio 2019:
- Create a new project or open an existing one in Visual Studio 2019.
- Right-click on the project you would like to push to GitHub in the Solution Explorer.
- Select the “Add Solution to Source Control” option from the drop-down menu.
- Visual Studio will create a new Git repository in your project’s directory.
- Open the Team Explorer window (View -> Team Explorer) and select the “Sync” tab.
- Click on the “Manage Connections” button and then select the “Connect to GitHub” option.
- You will now be prompted to enter your GitHub credentials. Enter your username and password and click on “Login”.
- Select the “Publish to GitHub” option in the “Sync” tab.
- Fill out the required fields prompted for your repository name, description, and privacy level. Click “Publish Repository”.
- Visual Studio will create a new remote repository on GitHub and push your code to it.
- Verify that your code was pushed successfully by checking the repository created under your GitHub account.
Pushing code to GitHub from Visual Studio 2019 is a simple and easy process. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily share your code with the world and collaborate on projects with other developers. Remember to frequently commit and push your changes to GitHub to keep your code up to date and avoid losing work. Happy coding!