Monty  Boehm

Monty Boehm

1618557080

Enhanced Productivity with Git in Visual Studio

We continue to enhance the Git experience in Visual Studio and are excited to announce some long-awaited updates in version  16.10 Preview 2 . You can download the latest Preview and run it right alongside your main release, leaving your production installation undisturbed.

In the last iteration, 16.9, we listened to your  feedback  and focused on fixing issues after the  first public release  of the Git experience. In 16.10, we’ve built new functionality that addresses gaps around  discoverability ,  switching repositories ,  navigation , and more!

#visual studio #azure devops #git #github

What is GEEK

Buddha Community

Enhanced Productivity with Git in Visual Studio
Juanita  Apio

Juanita Apio

1618243440

[Guest post] Learn C# with Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac, and Unity

UPDATE: The book giveaway challenge is complete. We will be announcing winners on the Visual Studio blog within the next week. Thank you for your submissions!

Visual Studio is an amazing development tool. But Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac are more than just intuitive, state-of-the-art development environments. They’re also remarkably powerful learning and exploration tools, with features to help you create and understand your code. I love teaching and learning about C## with Visual Studio. That’s why my co-author, Jenny Greene, and I put Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac right at the center of our latest book, _Head First C# _(4th edition), published by O’Reilly Media. _Head First C# _incorporates Visual Studio directly in the learning. combining Visual Studio with the unique and innovative “brain-friendly” Head First approach to teaching helps us make learning C## easier and more fun for our readers.

#visual studio #c# #unity #visual studio 2019 for mac #visual studio for mac

Visual Studio 2019: New Windows Terminal has arrived

Introduction

The new Windows Terminal has arrived on Visual Studio 2019 16.6 for Windows and Visual Studio 8.6 for Mac. In this article I will show how to enhance it with posh-git for a better experience with GIT commands.

Posh-Git

posh-git is a PowerShell environment for Git that provides powerful tab-completion facilities, as well as an enhanced prompt to help you stay on top of your repository status. Because The new terminal is compatible with PowerShell (and also classical command prompt) we are able to use them together for a better experience with GIT. Here is a tutorial to install it:

First, set the value of ExecutionPolicy to RemoteSigned for all users use the next command:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope LocalMachine -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Force

Then install it from the PowerShell gallery:

Install-Module posh-git -Scope CurrentUser -Force

At least update your PowerShell prompt with the following command:

Add-PoshGitToProfile -AllHosts

You can find here more documentation about it: https://github.com/dahlbyk/posh-git

Demo

Now you can open a new Windows Terminal from the menu here:

#visual studio #git #posh-git #visual studio 2019

Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 and v16.8 Preview 1 Release Today!

Today we are excited to announce the release of Visual Studio 2019 version 16.7 and Visual Studio 2019 version 16.8 Preview 1. Each of these releases have features we have been working hard to deliver.  Install version 16.7 to start using our highlight improvements. Included in this list are Git integration including a new merge editor and easy conflict resolution, WPF design-time data, C++ support for 64-bit projects and debug builds, and additional IntelliSense functionality. In addition, Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 is our next long-term servicing release. In conjunction, we are releasing Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 Preview 1 which you can install from our download site. Our Preview version brings you pre-release functionality of the Git Repository window for easier navigation and more uses for the Quick Actions and Refactoring menu. We’ve provided additional highlights of what’s new below, yet additional information can be found in our release notes.

As always, we love to hear your feedback. Developer Community is the best venue to share your experiences so we can continue to learn how these features impact your work, both positively and negatively. Through this portal, we can have more in-depth conversation around future features.

New in Visual Studio 2019 v16.7

Git Integration

For this release, if you haven’t tried the new Git user experience yet, you can turn it on from the Preview Features pane of Tools > Options.

We’ve revamped the Visual Studio merge editor by decoupling it from Team Foundation Version Control and focusing it on Git. A new gold info bar at the top of a file will tell you when there are merge conflicts needing manual resolution.

Image image of merge editor gold info bar

Clicking will take you to the merge editor. Based on your feedback, we’ve modified the titles and captions, clearly indicating incoming and current branch names. This helps distinguish between conflicting branches. In addition, we’ve reduced the clutter around the zoom margin, health margin, and the toolbar. Now, it is easier to parse conflicts with aligned matching lines, word level differences, and visible whitespace when that is the only difference. You can turn off non-conflicting differences to just focus on the conflicts. You can also resolve add/add conflicts at the file level now with a two-way merge.

Git Conflict Resolution

We have also added a checkbox to resolve all conflicts on one side or the other with a single click.

Image Image of merge editor

Git Repository Window

To give you a complete full-screen experience to focus on dedicated Git activities, we built the new Git Repository window. From here you can view and manage all the local, remote, and upstream branches in your repository. You can also switch between branches and view the history graph of each branch. Double clicking on a commit will give you more details about it.

Image Git Repo window, image

Git Repo Window in Visual Studio 2019 v16.7

If you would like to learn more about these improvements, check out the detailed Git blog post.

XAML Tools WPF/UWP

Coming from our WPF and UWP tooling team are a few important improvements.

Design-time Data

First of all, comes design-time data. Before this feature improvement, when adding new controls that are empty or working with controls that get populated with data via data binding at run time, it was hard to see how the end result would look during the design-time experience. That would get especially inconvenient if data binding or the data source didn’t yet exist. We wanted to give you a way to see your controls filled with data during the design-time development. That’s why we are introducing a new feature called design-time data. Now, for each XAML property for built-in controls, you can easily set a value visible only in the designer and not compiled into your binaries. To use this functionality, simply put a d: in front of the property you want to mock, and the designer will do the rest.

#visual studio #.net #announcement #git integration #productivity #visual studio 2019 #xaml

Brain  Crist

Brain Crist

1595376000

Exciting new updates to the Git experience in Visual Studio

We’ve seen a lot of enthusiasm in the past few months with the improvements we’ve been making to the Git integration for Visual Studio 2019. We’ve also received a healthy amount of good feedback that’s helped us focus our efforts. We first announced the new changes in a blog post in March. Since then, the team has been hard at work analyzing the feedback, polishing the user interface, and building more features. We’re excited to share those updates with you today.

If you haven’t tried the new Git user experience in Visual Studio yet, download the latest Preview and you’ll get the newest updates to the experience by default. If you’re using the public Release of Visual Studio (version 16.6+), then hit Ctrl+Q to search and type in ‘New Git user experience’ to turn it on from the Preview Features pane of Tools – Options.

Image Tools Options Preview Features

New Git user experience Preview Feature flag

You can turn the experience off using the same checkbox.

Merge Conflict Resolution improvements

As we talked to customers about the pain points they face when working with source control, we consistently heard about the frustration with merge conflicts. When you get a merge conflict, it interrupts your coding flow and forces you to switch context. We also realized we needed better messaging to indicate you encountered a conflict during a Git pull operation. To address these concerns, the Git Changes tool window now clearly lists unmerged changes and displays a status message specifying that conflict resolution is in progress.

Image image of Git Changes window with unmerged changes

Merge in progress with conflicts (unmerged changes)

In addition, in our user studies, as we walked through different workflows, we noticed that not all developers always have the Git Changes window open. If you don’t, you’ll only see the file with conflict indicators and may try to manually resolve the conflicts in-line. We all know how painful that can be, especially for large files with many conflicts. So, we added a gold info bar at the document level to notify you when the file contains conflicts, prompting you to open the Merge Editor.

Image image of merge editor gold info bar

Gold info bar with link to open merge editor

The three-way Merge Editor has undergone quite a revamp based on ongoing customer feedback. We’ve changed the legacy TFVC terminology of _Source _and _Target _to _Incoming _and Current with a strong emphasis on the branch name. This used to be a constant point of confusion. Incoming and Current also each have a new checkbox to take all changes from either version with a single click.

Image Merge Editor Names

Incoming / Current and branch names in the Merge Editor headings

The Merge Editor now makes it easier to parse conflicts by better aligning matching lines, displaying word level differences, and making differing whitespace visible. We’ve also reduced the clutter around the zoom margin, health margin, and toolbar. Further, you can turn off non-conflicting differences to just focus on the conflicts. And if you don’t need the horsepower of the Merge Editor, such as in Add/Add conflicts, you can resolve those now at the file level with a two-way merge.

Image gif of merge editor

Merge editor experience

Brand NEW Git Repository window

After we launched the first version of the Git Changes tool window, we wanted to make sure we incorporated community feedback and suggestions as we iterated on the experience. Our research informed us there are specific Git operations most of you perform while coding that made sense in the Git Changes window adjacent to your editor. But other times, you need a full-screen experience to focus on a dedicated Git activity. So, in Version 16.7 Preview 3, we built the _Git Repository _window, the future home for all your Git related activities. It’s now available in Visual Studio Preview, with some initial functionality.

First, we built an interactive branch tree where you can manage all the branches in the repository in a single view. From here you can use the context menu to FetchPull, and Push branches without having to check them out. You can also create a new branch directly from any local or remote branch. We’ve also added the commands to ResetCherry-Pick, and Unset Upstream Branch, which weren’t available in the Git Changes branch picker.

In addition to using the power-packed context menu, you can also double click a branch in the list to show you its history in the right pane. At the top of the graph, you can see incoming commits after performing Fetch. Soon, you’ll be able to see outgoing commits as well. Double clicking on a commit will open its metadata in the Commit Details pane. You can access this window through the_ Manage Branches_ command in the Git menu as well as the Unpushed Commits button in the Status Bar.

This is just the first iteration of the Git Repository window and we will continue to build more features into it. But in the meantime, we’re eager for you all to try it out and let us know what you think.

Image Git Repo window

Manage branches and view history from the Git Repository window

Additional updates

Create a repository

You can now create a new repository on GitHub, Azure Repos, or any remote URL at any time, even from an empty folder. Visual Studio will help you initialize the new repository locally as well as push it to your remote GitHub account. Use the existing remote option to push your code to a hosted Git repository you’ve already created.

Image Create a new repo

Create a new repository and push it to GitHub

Git Settings

It’s super important to be able to personalize and customize your Git settings at a repository level as well as at a global level. We’ve migrated all your settings to Tools – Options – Source Control.

Image Image of settings pane

#visual studio #git #visual studio code

Monty  Boehm

Monty Boehm

1618557080

Enhanced Productivity with Git in Visual Studio

We continue to enhance the Git experience in Visual Studio and are excited to announce some long-awaited updates in version  16.10 Preview 2 . You can download the latest Preview and run it right alongside your main release, leaving your production installation undisturbed.

In the last iteration, 16.9, we listened to your  feedback  and focused on fixing issues after the  first public release  of the Git experience. In 16.10, we’ve built new functionality that addresses gaps around  discoverability ,  switching repositories ,  navigation , and more!

#visual studio #azure devops #git #github