Thursday, January 23, 2014

Visual Studio 2013 Git support: Missing features

The last weeks I’m starting to use the Git integration in Visual Studio 2013. Before I always used the command line or GitHub for Windows, but now it’s time for a new adventure…
One of the things I missed inside Visual Studio was the support of Git tags. Git tags offer a similar experience as labels in Team Foundation Server Version Control.  A tag is essentially a pointer to a specific commit. You can use tags to label a certain point in time in your codebase. Many teams use tags to point to a release point.
If you want to apply tags, you still have to switch to the command prompt:
$ git tag -a v1.4 -m 'my version 1.4'
Remarks: At the following link, you can find a comparison between features available inside Visual Studio and the Command prompt; http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd286572.aspx

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