Clone Git Repository using Visual Studio

How do you clone a Git repository using visual studio? Well it’s super easy. If you are using visual studio 2012 , then you should install Visual Studio Tools for Git .

Note: Visual Studio 2013 includes Git tools by default so these tools are not needed.

Following are the steps to Clone  Git Repository using Visual studio.

  • Navigate to Team Explorer -> Click on the plug icon to Connect to Team Projects .

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  • You should be seeing a list of all Git Repositories. Click on Clone .

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  • ¬†Next step is to get the Clone Url from github. You can find the url on the right on the home page of every github project.

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  • Paste the url.

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  • Click on Clone to start cloning . Once the cloning is done, you can access the solution from Solution explorer.

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