Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Steps to add VS solution to Visual Studio Team Services

Steps to add an existing Visual Studio solution to a repository on Visual Studio Team Services (or Team Foundation Server).


  1. Install Git on your PC first.
  2. Create a project with Git as version control on your Visual Studio Team Services website.
  3. Get the URL of the new project after it is created,
    i.e., https://developer2201.visualstudio.com/WebApp1/_git/WebApp1
  4. Assuming your Visual Studio solution folder is C:\Dev\VS2017_Eval\WebApp1...
  5. Open command line console. Go to "C:\Dev\VS2017_Eval\WebApp1".
  6. Run command: git init
  7. Run command:
    git remote add origin https://developer2201.visualstudio.com/WebApp1/_git/WebApp1
  8. add ".gitignore" file to the folder. You can download it from github at
    https://github.com/github/gitignore/blob/master/VisualStudio.gitignore
  9. Run command: git add .gitignore
  10. Run command: git commit -m ".gitignore file added"
  11. Run command: git add *
  12. Run command: git commit -m "Initial source codes"
  13. Run command: git push -u origin --all

Step 13 can be done in Visual Studio by using Sync and Push in outgoing commit in Visual Studio, too.