Visual Studio Code and Azure DevOps (formerly VisualStudio.com) Integration Step-by-Step

My previous video walked through the process of using the old Visual Studio Team Services VS Code extension. That extension has now been deprecated. With the latest version or VS Code (I installed v 1.28.1) you should see the Azure Repos extension baked into VS Code. The only other requirement is a local Git repo (I installed 2.19.1). Once you have all the software installed it’s much easier to get this going, all the steps are below as well as in the video.

Step 1: Download and install VS Code (Download Link: https://code.visualstudio.com/download). The default install should work fine.

Step 2: Download and install Git (Download Link: https://git-scm.com/download). Choose all the defaults except change VS Code to the default editor. That’s actually optional but I did it.

Step 3: Access your VisualStudio.com / Azure Repos repo and click the “Clone to VS Code” link… see the video for details. You’ll be asked where in the file structure to clone the repo and prompted for your VisualStudio.com / Azure Repos credentials.

At this point you should be all set. Make sure you test changing a file and committing it to the cloud just to make sure. It’s a much easier process than before but I wasn’t able to find instructions on the interweb thus, this video and writeup.

Thanks for watching / reading.

2 Comments

  1. jkavanagh58 | | Reply

    Your download and install… default install… Not sure when you started writing this post but using the “User Installer” is probably the one you should mention. Otherwise VSCode will nag that you should use that version… real pain and broke all of my VSCode install and PoSH customize scripts. Even install-vscode (PSGallery) doesn’t use the newly anointed User Install

    • David Hall | | Reply

      I didn’t even notice there was a system installer until I looked after you made this comment. I have always just chosen the first installer. 🙂 Good point.

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