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Git Diff Margin for Visual Studio 2012


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A Visual Studio 2012 extension to display Git Diff on the margin of the current file.

  • Quickly view all current file changes on the left margin: blue rectangle for modification, green rectangle for new lines and grey triangle for deletion
  • Navigate to previous/next change on the file
  • Undo the change
  • Show the diff in external tool
  • Copy the old code into the clipboard
  • Copy a part of the old code by selecting it in the popup
  • Define the colors of the Addition, Modification and Deletion diff margin through Visual Studio Fonts and Colors options
  • Support Visual Studio 2012 Dark, Light and Blue Theme
  • Support the zoom

To install Git Diff Margin for Visual Studio 2012, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install gitdiffmargin.vs2012

To upgrade Git Diff Margin for Visual Studio 2012, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade gitdiffmargin.vs2012


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Software Author(s)

  • Laurent Kempé


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