Chapters ▾ 2nd Edition

A1.3 Appendix A: Git in Other Environments - Git in Visual Studio Code

Git in Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code has Git support built in. You will need to have Git version 2.0.0 (or newer) installed.

The main features are:

  • See the diff of the file you are editing in the gutter.

  • The Git Status Bar (lower left) shows the current branch, dirty indicators, incoming and outgoing commits.

  • You can do the most common git operations from within the editor:

    • Initialize a repository.

    • Clone a repository.

    • Create branches and tags.

    • Stage and commit changes.

    • Push/pull/sync with a remote branch.

    • Resolve merge conflicts.

    • View diffs.

  • With an extension, you can also handle GitHub Pull Requests:

The official documentation can be found here: