Git Extensions


Git intergration for Visual Studio

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by vaibhav1618 | June 14 2016

Excellently integrated with visual studio. Fairly easy to use. Easily beats SourceTree and other git tools. Brilliant tool.

by E2L Dev | August 20 2015

Very nice tool, but newer version it is available here:

by MFasseur | April 29 2015

This is an outdated plugin. last cersion is 2.48.03 atm

by OThanda | January 26 2015

Very userfriendly and easy to config on Windows 7. Compatible with VS 2013 as well.

by Snoooder | January 04 2015

(In my opinion) I get the impression that all the good reviews have been added by the developer because there is no way anyone would give this 5 stars. Once installed it screws up your local repositories, existing and future (turns out it writes crap into your .gitconfig file that you need to edit by hand to fix - uninstalling GitExtensions doesn't remove said crap). Furthermore, the "integration" is a new tool bar in the IDE. VS handles the task of committing, pushing, pulling, letting you know the status of each file etc. and GitExtensions does exactly the same. Only more detached. And includes error message windows about various uncaught exceptions that it throws periodically. If you really want all your git repository functions all in one place, simply create a custom tool bar.

by H3 King | November 13 2014

Unable to complete uninstallation totally in Windows 8,
leave a trail of rubbish!

by Christian Haeussler | July 02 2014

by Alexander Imra | June 29 2014

by Vlad Servitola | March 25 2014

Extension is not perfect but no alternative really.

by shrimmy | March 05 2014

by Michael McDowell | February 26 2014

Much preferred to the built in support for GIT in VS 2013.

by 小賤健 | January 03 2014

by Konstantin Tenzin | June 13 2013

One of the best git UI on windows!

by Arkady Shapkin | March 07 2013

by Rudolf Grauberger | May 11 2011

by Saraiva | August 04 2010

by cori | June 15 2010

Git Extensions is great in Visual Studio, and the standalone interface is more intuitive than TortoiseGit's. Thanks for all your work on this.

by Noah Body | May 07 2010

Half-star. Don't waste your time. Does not work, throws out of bounds exceptions when its looking for indexes into menu's (crazy thing to do). Complete junk.

by Krasnov Kirill | February 13 2010

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  • Visual Studio 2015 support?
    3 Posts | Last post April 07, 2016
    • Hi, is there VS 2015 support in the works?
    • A little late, but it seems like a version supporting VS2015 is available here
    • Actually plugin "35c2f314-a6ab-479a-b4a3-cff99103d32f" (GitExtensions, that without-space one) is not the same. It gives you basic GITEXT menu and a toolbar (somewhat faulty in configuration), but it lacks a whole lot of other things like i.e. all context menus
  • integration not intergration
    1 Posts | Last post July 08, 2015
  • Visual Studio 2015 support
    1 Posts | Last post March 03, 2015
    • Hello! I love Git Extensions, it's so lightweight and fast. Are there any plans to include support for Visual Studio 2015? Is there a timeline for when this support may be developed? 
  • SHA-1 hash
    1 Posts | Last post January 15, 2015
    • Would be nice to has sha-1 hash of msi here to check the downloaded file.
  • Difftool doesn't execute
    1 Posts | Last post October 13, 2014
    • Hi I have installed this extension. And after some work I got the Git Extentions: "open with difftool" to work from Explorer (and Total Commander). But from inside Visual Studio 2012 it doesn't work, even though they share settings.
      I have tried both the toolbar and right click on the source file.
      git.exe is used, and the diff tool is a shell script starting with this:
      echo "$*" > /c/temp/tmp.txt
      when I run it from Explorer tmp.txt is created in my temp folder. But no file is created when I run it from inside Visual Studio.
      How can I further diagnose this error? Or do anyone know what is wrong?
      Using version 2.47.03
  • Visual Studio 2012
    3 Posts | Last post January 04, 2013
    • Will this be updated to vs2012?
      Thank You for a good tool.
    • I would like to have a VS 2012 version as well. This is the best tool for Git users.
    • Actually, the version available here lists VS 2012 as being supported:
      However, I am getting an error while starting VS 2012:
      Error Message: <Unknown Error>
      Error number: 80131515
  • Visual Studio 20120 support
    2 Posts | Last post August 29, 2012
    • I can install this plugin from within VS2012, I initialize it from the Options menu as described, but it doesn't seem to work at all.
      * No icons are displayed in the Solution Explorer, no matter if I choose "Tortoise" or not, or disable "Auto-Rerfesh" or not.
      * The "Git pending changes" menu shows nothing, does nothing, no matter if I initialized a Git repository from outside or inside VS.
      Is an update for VS2012 planned? Thanks.
    • Oops, wrong extension, sorry, I meant to post that to "Git Source Control Provider".
  • Git Extension for Atmel Studio 6
    1 Posts | Last post August 04, 2012
    • Hi,
      Atmel Studio 6 ( is an IDE developed on top of VS 2010 Shell. There is a version of AnkhSVN available at its Extension Gallery.
      This .git extension is really cool, it would be nice if this extension can be compiled for Atmel Studio also, it could help lots of developers using .git. 
      Updating the supported products, actually makes it work now, but hasn't been tested:
            <IsolatedShell Version="6.0">AtmelStudio</IsolatedShell>
  • Icons for unsaved changes
    1 Posts | Last post July 28, 2011
    • Please update icons for files in solution explorer when the text changes, even if it is not saved yet.
  • Icons for folders
    1 Posts | Last post July 28, 2011
    • Please implement icons also for folders in solution explorer.
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