git – Visual Studio 2013 and BitBucket

Question:

Visual Studio 2013 apparently has some nice slick Git integration.

However, after an hour of head-scratching with absolutely nothing making even the slightest bit of sense, I’ve only been able to create a local repository and despite cloning a remote bitbucket repository I simply cannot find a way to publish to my remote repository.

I’ve used TFS, Subversion, Perforce and just about everything else, but this is completely baffling, with no instructions and a completely un-intuitive user interface.

Any ideas anyone ?

Answer:

John’s statement that “you need Team Foundation Server” to work with BitBucket is not correct.

I just published a project to BitBucket from Visual Studio 2013 (preview version). Here’s how.

  • Add solution to Source Control

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  • Commit to local Git

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  • In the “Changes” area, click “Commits”. This takes you to the dialog where you can publish to a Remote Repository.

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  • Enter the URL to your BitBucket repository (must already exist in BitBucket and must be empty) and click “Publish”

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  • Enter your BitBucket credentials when prompted. After the publish finishes you’ll get a results message like this.

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  • Use the “Sync” button to update BitBucket with your local commits

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