Git and Github support

You can use several source code control systems with RTVS. When creating your project (Ctrl-shift-N), on the bottom right corner, select the git option:


If you right click on your Solution and open the directory, you’ll see that git support files have been created:

Git Explorer

Once you’ve edited a file, you can right click on it and commit your changes as shown below. This will bring the git commit dialog with the usual options:

Git commit

For further information on using Git, please see the main VS documentation.


You can also use Github directly from RTVS. You need to install a plug-in that provides this support. This is covered on page in detail.


This extension provides support for creation, authentication, cloing, publishing, etc. your work on github.