Embed Git Bash into Visual Studio

Published 04 Apr 2011

I have started using git with my private projects. It works really well, but I’m having problems with how it integrates with Visual Studio.

Even though I use graphical tools like TFS and AnkhSVN for other versioning systems, I do not like to work with git through Git Extensions. I prefer to use the terminal when working with git in OS X, and that is the way I would like to work with it when working with .NET and Visual Studio in Windows.

So, I therefore find it annoying to have the command prompt in a separate window when working in Visual Studio, when IDE:s like Aptana Studio embeds it so well. After a quick search, I found some people who found a solution to this problem by embedding git in Visual Studio:

http://coderjournal.com/2011/03/adding-git-command-line-to-visual-studio/

Hopefully this works well, so I can have my Git Bash bottommost in Visual Studio.