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by bc2m | March 08 2016

Excellent, works a treat and does exactly what you'd expect of a good version control plugin. Highly recommended.

by Christian Wulff | January 10 2016

by FarbGuo | December 01 2015

Good!Give u a support!

by Vítor Norton | November 03 2015

I have being using VisualSVN for one or two years, really do what it promise. And my work goes faster. Really recomend it!

by ChoiSeungChan | November 03 2015


by Florian Segginger | October 09 2015

VisualSVN allows me to gain a lot of efficiency in my day-to-day work. When you have lots of active projects like me, it's always a nice thing to have quick access to all my source version tasks directly in Visual Studio.

I've also found it to be extremely stable and it has virtually no impact the overall speed of Visual Studio, which is my #1 criteria when installing plugins.

All in all VisualSVN is a great product. I would even be inclined to say it's one of those things that every developer using Visual Studio should have.

by Simon Grey | August 21 2015

The following is my personal opinion as teaching staff at the University of Hull, UK:
The use of source control is an invaluable professional skill for students to develop. Not only will it serve them well in future employment, it also provides them with an effective means of working in group projects. In addition, when students are studying programming using subversion provides a low risk environment for experimentation, which is key to learning.
At Hull we use VisualSVN Server because it allows us to use existing authentication methods, resulting in a smoother student experience and reducing the workload on technical support staff. VisualSVN integrates well with Visual Studio making it extremely convenient, and students who use SVN on their own personal equipment gain all the additional benefits of storing their work on our servers, reducing the risk of data loss through loss of their portable storage devices or hardware failure.
We have also received invaluable assistance from VisualSVN’s support team which enabled us to automate a lot of our processes. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the VisualSVN team for all that they have done and continue to do for us.

by Richard Cluley | August 03 2015

This is a Life Saving add on and I recommend it unreserverdly

The seamless integration with Tortoise SVN and Subversion is very valuable to us here

by 만렙개발자 | July 31 2015

This App is my best favorite app. visualSVN is awesome. so cool~
Thank you. very much. VisualSvn developer.

by xingzhuo | March 26 2015

It makes a looooooooooot of troubles , would you please DO NOT add the files to the subversion automatically? that's a big trouble maker , you know why, or... you SHOULD know why!

I finally find out it's Visual SVN which causes all the troubles, after uninstalled this plugin, I will not install it again!

VisualSVN Limited April 01 2015
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VisualSVN automatically adds to Subversion all new files if your project is already controlled by Subversion. This is one of the main features of VisualSVN and our customers love it. So we are really surprised that you blame us for this feature!

Most likely you have a trouble because VisualSVN adds files that shouldn't be under version control. Please check your svn:ignore patterns, if the above is true.

The easiest way to ignore an individual file or directory is to right-click the item in Solution Explorer and choose VisualSVN | Exclude from Subversion command.

For more information please read the corresponding chapter in the svnbook:

Hope this information will help you to solve this problem and re-evaluate VisualSVN. Otherwise please contact us at

With best regards,
Danil Shopyrin
VisualSVN Team

by LordDelacroix | December 17 2014

As a senior software developer with over 40 years in the industry, I've used every source control package imaginable and many that are difficult to believe are (were) considered source control.

SVN is one of the best available today (mercurial is only a smidgen better IMHO) and VisualSVN's Visual Studio AddIn makes using SVN so easy a novice can can look like a Pro!

I really love VisualSVN and you will too!

by macaiver | December 15 2014

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by robertblixt | August 28 2014

by SWITAG | August 22 2014

Wir setzen VisualSVN seit unserem ersten Projekt in VS2008 im Unternehmen ein. Es war immer ein verlässlicher Partner in unserer Software-Entwicklung.
Viele gute Projekte wären ohne VisualSVN nicht möglich gewesen.
Dank dem exzellenten Support des VisualSVN Teams macht die Arbeit damit auch echt Spass.
Ein Muss für jeden professionellen Softwareentwickler.

by Mark C. Bruce | June 11 2014

VisualSVN subversion provides seamless integration with Visual Studio for source-code control and release management.

by Mohammad R. Daoud | June 09 2014

Awesome product, very easy to use and reliable.

by Don Burnett | May 29 2014

I really appreciate the great support and the quality of this product and the integration level and interaction support put forward by this product and the company behind it. I believe it's the best plug-in for Visual Studio and maybe any other IDE out there for version control..

by Dennis Vroegop | May 21 2014

The debate about which version control is the best is as old as the industry itself. A very important step towards deciding your system is deciding on the tooling around it. And if you are using SVN or want to use SVN in your organization, there simply is one choice when you're a VS developer. VisualSVN is by far the best SVN client out there.

The user interface integrates nicely with Visual Studio. The markers indicating the state of the file are non-intrusive but obvious enough to notice them. The worfklow is easy. All in all, if you are a SVN fan this is the tool to use. I really, really recommend this.

by brett1981again | April 28 2014

VisualSVN is one of two Visual Studio add-ins that I can no longer live without (the other being ReSharper for C#).

VisualSVN works very smoothly with our SVN repositories, and it adds a lot of support in the editor aside from the convenient menu access to SVN functions. I realized how essential it has become to my workflow when our license expired and I had to work without it for a few days. I was surprised at all the things I was using that I assumed were part of Visual Studio but were actually being supplied by VisualSVN. It's simple, fast, and I haven't encountered any bugs during the past 2 years that I've been using it.

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  • Problem with Output pane
    3 Posts | Last post May 02, 2016
    • Is there any way to disable following warning in output pane:
      "Warning: File 'xxx' not added to Subversion because it is out of working copy. Please setup working copy root using VisualSVN -> Set Working Copy Root menu."
      Problem is that visualsvn is constantly spamming this message which leads to switching output window from debug or build panes. This is quite annoying.
    • Hello Sergey,
      VisualSVN can write such messages to its output when file operation such as adding a new item to a project is performed outside of the Visual Studio solution's working copy. However, it is not expected such warning messages to *spam* the output. What kind of project templates does the VS solution contain? When exactly does the warning messages occur?
      Please contact us at for assistance.
      With best regards,
      Pavel Lyalyakin
      VisualSVN Team
    • Yes - I get the same problem and it is quite annoying. For me it happens when I step into source code for a third-party library (in my case, Qt) - every time it spits out a ton of messages like this:
      Warning: File 'C:\Qt\Qt5.6.0\5.6\msvc2015\include\QtCore\qlogging.h' not added to Subversion because it is out of working copy. Please setup working copy root using VisualSVN -> Set Working Copy Root menu.
      Warning: File 'C:\Qt\Qt5.6.0\5.6\Src\qtbase\src\corelib\io\qdebug.cpp' not added to Subversion because it is out of working copy. Please setup working copy root using VisualSVN -> Set Working Copy Root menu.
      Warning: File 'C:\Qt\Qt5.6.0\5.6\Src\qtlabscontrols\src\templates\qquickstackview.cpp' not added to Subversion because it is out of working copy. Please setup working copy root using VisualSVN -> Set Working Copy Root menu.
      Warning: File 'C:\Qt\Qt5.6.0\5.6\Src\qtlabscontrols\src\templates\qquickstackview_p.cpp' not added to Subversion because it is out of working copy. Please setup working copy root using VisualSVN -> Set Working Copy Root menu.
      Warning: File 'C:\Qt\Qt5.6.0\5.6\Src\qtlabscontrols\src\templates\qquickstackview_p.h' not added to Subversion because it is out of working copy. Please setup working copy root using VisualSVN -> Set Working Copy Root menu.
      My working copy root is setup correctly for the actual project files. I checked the VisualSVN options but there doesn't appear to be an obvious way to disable this.
  • Cannot install Visual SVN Client on Windows 10 64
    4 Posts | Last post January 27, 2016
    • I am tryint to install Visual SVN Client on Windows 10 64 bit.
      Get an error messge telling me:The folder path 'Program files (x86)' contains an invalid character.
      What can I do about this?
      I am running latest version of Tortoise SVN 64 bit, and want to replace ankhsvn.
      Best regards
    • Hello Ulf,
      I've already replied to you on the mailing list: If you need assistance with this issue, let's continue the troubleshooting there. I'm also including the reply here.
      Are you able to run any other Windows Installer package (i.e. *.msi installer) on this computer?
      According to the error message, there seems to be an invalid path in your computer's Windows Registry. Specifically I can suggest double-checking whether there are any invalid characters in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion" Windows Registry key.
      Check these troubleshooting articles as well:
      With best regards,
      Pavel Lyalyakin
      VisualSVN Team
    • Dear Pavel.
      I have also answered you by direct mail, but I think I also will like to thank you for your answer. It seemed that the problem was some files that had by mistake been moved inside the structure controled by TortoiseSVN.
      I could now install VisualSVN, but when I tried to remove it, I run into the same problem again, and I have found no way to solve the problem, digging through the links you provided. I am working with a friend of mine who uses anghkSVN, so I might have to switch back, and I hope this does not imply I will have to reinstall my machine.
      Best regards
      Ulf Holt 
    • Problem solved
      Had to delete the repository from the server - No problem since it's not a production environment, but anghkSVN is not that sensitive when uninstalling.
  • Is it integrated with TFS or Visual studio online
    2 Posts | Last post December 01, 2015
    • Is this integrated with TFS 2015 and just not the VSTS IDE
    • Hello,
      VisualSVN is an Apache Subversion integration plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. It does not integrate with Team Foundation Server (TFS).
      Should you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at
      With best regards,
      Pavel Lyalyakin
      VisualSVN Team
  • Trial
    2 Posts | Last post September 24, 2015
    • Hi, I am looking at this as a possible purchase to use professionally (on a domain).  If I install without purchasing, is there a trial period that will allow me to test functionality?
    • Hello,
      If you install VisualSVN on a domain-joined machine, 30 days evaluation license will activate automatically. Should you need an extended evaluation, contact us at
      With best regards,
      Pavel Lyalyakin
      VisualSVN Team
  • VisualSVN and Visual Studio 2012
    2 Posts | Last post July 30, 2015
    • Hello,
      I have downloaded VisualSVN 5.0.1 which claims to support Visual Studio 2012. However, when running the installer, the box for the VS 2012 integration remains grey while only the support up to VS 2012 is available.
      Does anyone have an idea to solve this?
      Thanks in advance.
    • Hello,
      Is it Visual Studio 2012 Express? Visual Studio Express does not support plug-ins and extensions, therefore you can't use VisualSVN with this Visual Studio edition.
      If this is not Express, then contact for assistance with this issue.
      With best regards,
      Pavel Lyalyakin
      VisualSVN Team
  • Is this free tool ?
    2 Posts | Last post July 06, 2015
    • Is this free tool ?
    • VisualSVN is free if your computer is not in the Active Directory domain. See the for further details.
  • Visual Studio 2015
    2 Posts | Last post February 26, 2015
    • Now that Visual Studio 2015 is well on it's way, any chance of getting pre-releases that work with it?
      Really love this tool!
    • There is an alpha version of VisualSVN 5.0 that provides an experimental integration with the Visual Studio 2015 Preview. You can download it here:
  • Unable to update with 4.0.11
    2 Posts | Last post January 13, 2015
    • Hi.
      I've just installed TortoiseSVN- after being warned about an update. I had a struggle to install this, it complained about not being able to shut down some files and told me I'd need to reboot the pc.
      Starting visual studio 2010 I'm told that VisualSVN needs updating which I try to do from Extension Manager within visual studio.
      The Update button for this exension appears to be disabled when clicked. I see the button change hot colour when my cursor passes over it.
      Any ideas what the problem is?
    • Hello,
      It seems that there are two unrelated issues:
      * Installation and upgrade of TortoiseSVN might require a reboot in
      some cases and this is an expected behavior.
      * VisualSVN currently can't be upgraded via Extension Manager in Visual Studio. In order to upgrade VisualSVN, you can download and run the installer
      of the latest version. Here is the download page:
      Hope this helps.
  • Is VisualSVN a MSSCCI-compliant version control system
    2 Posts | Last post November 10, 2014
    • Hi,
      The reason I ask this is because I am looking to link SVN into Adobe Robohelp, which will work with any MSSCCI-compliant controller.  We already use TortoiseSVN and this would be a good option.  Robohelp will look in HKLM\software\SourceCodeControlProvider\InstalledSCCProviders for the list of providers.  Do you register this plugin there?
      Also, is Visual Sutdio required to install this plugin?
    • Hello,
      VisualSVN (plug-in for Visual Studio) is not a generic MSSCCI/SCC provider. So you can't use it in Adobe Robohelp. VisualSVN can be used with Visual Studio only.
  • TSVN and 64-bit machines
    2 Posts | Last post October 21, 2014
    • So I had this issue with TSVN when I installed SVN 64 bit version, it turns out that it looks for the installation directory of Tortoise SVN in the Program Files (x86) fold in the 64-bit machines, a good work around is to change the installation directory of your 64-bit version to the Program Files (x86) folder, and it will work out fine.
    • Hello Hassan,
      TortoiseSVN stores references to it's installation directory in Windows Registry. VisualSVN gets the path to TortoiseSVN on filesystem by checking TortoiseSVN's registry key. If the path in Windows Registry is invalid, then you get the error when working with VisualSVN:
      Failure on running TortoiseSVN:
      The system cannot find the file specified
      If this is the case that you describe, you can easily solve the issue by doing a repair for TortoiseSVN:
      1. Download and run the TortoiseSVN installer (of the same version you have installed now),
      2. In the installer, choose to 'Repair' TortoiseSVN, finish the repair.
      The issue should to be solved after these steps.
      Please note that you can always contact us at describing the issue in detail so we could investigate it and help you.
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