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GitHub Extension For Visual Studio

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GitHub Extension For Visual Studio

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install GitHub Extension For Visual Studio, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade GitHub Extension For Visual Studio, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall GitHub Extension For Visual Studio, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade visualstudio-github -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade visualstudio-github -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure visualstudio-github installed
    name: visualstudio-github
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'visualstudio-github' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: visualstudio-github,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller visualstudio-github
   Name     = 'visualstudio-github'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'visualstudio-github':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install visualstudio-github version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 13 Mar 2017.


The GitHub Extension for Visual Studio provides GitHub integration in Visual Studio 2015. Most of the extension UI lives in the Team Explorer pane, which is available from the View menu.
Official builds of this extension are available at the official website.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage -packageName 'visualstudio-github' -VsixUrl '' -checksum '5F61CD8397AF983F4FAD5FF65E88C54D8C9C7C135C3499A312F9FDE37088B4D2' -checksumType 'sha256'

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
GitHub Extension For Visual Studio 323 Monday, February 13, 2017 Approved
GitHub Extension For Visual Studio 288 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Exempted
GitHub Extension For Visual Studio 292 Monday, January 30, 2017 Exempted
GitHub Extension For Visual Studio 270 Sunday, January 22, 2017 Exempted
GitHub Extension For Visual Studio 299 Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Exempted


  • #412 Add GitHub icon in the toolbar to open the corresponding pane on the website


  • #812 Add automation ids to controls
  • #824 Link buttons on PR list don't say what button will do


  • #865 Remove ListView from Pull Request Details
  • #783 Publish dialog not disabled during publish
  • #839 Login dialog shows in Team Explorer during publish
  • #823 Refreshing PR list crashes VS when no network connection
  • #786 Error message not being cleared after checkout pull request succeeds
  • #837 Visual Studio crashes trying to login to a 2FA-enabled account
  • #825 Changed file table columns keep ending up too narrow
  • #796 Publish to GitHub button in TE does not support high contrast
  • #530 Hide copy/open link when file not hosted on repo
  • #643 'Publish to GitHub' panels TextBox styling not consistent with other controls
  • #847 Make URL of GitHub repo on Team Explorer - Home clickable (consistent with VSTS)
  • #672 No success message returned after publishing local repo.
  • #793 File icon on PR details view looks bad on dark theme when highlight is on
  • #776 Clone dialog displays "No Repositories" message sporadically
  • #655 Missing Icon on VS Start Page
  • #849 Clone repo while cloning another repo
  • #805 Should return to PR list after creating a PR

This package has no dependencies.

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