Downloads of v 3.1.0:


Last Update:

07 Aug 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Laurent Kempé


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Git Diff Margin

This is not the latest version of Git Diff Margin available.

3.1.0 | Updated: 07 Aug 2015



Downloads of v 3.1.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Laurent Kempé

Git Diff Margin 3.1.0

This is not the latest version of Git Diff Margin available.

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Requires Visual Studio.

To install Git Diff Margin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Git Diff Margin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Git Diff Margin, 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 gitdiffmargin -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 gitdiffmargin -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 gitdiffmargin installed
    name: gitdiffmargin
    state: present
    version: 3.1.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'gitdiffmargin' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.1.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: gitdiffmargin,
    Version: 3.1.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller gitdiffmargin
   Name     = 'gitdiffmargin'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.1.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'gitdiffmargin':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.1.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install gitdiffmargin version="3.1.0" 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 ferventcoder on 22 Jan 2016.


Git Diff Margin displays live Git changes of the currently edited file on Visual Studio margin and scroll bar.

  • Supports Visual Studio 2010 through Visual Studio 2015
  • Quickly view all current file changes on
  • Left margin
  • Scroll Bars in map and bar mode with and without source overview
  • blue rectangle for modifications
  • green rectangles for new lines
  • red triangles for deletions
  • all colors configurable through Visual Studio Fonts and Colors options
  • Undo the change
  • Copy the old code into the clipboard
  • Copy a part of the old code by selecting it in the popup
  • Show the diff in Visual Studio Diff window except for Visual Studio 2010¬†which still use configured Git external diff tool
  • Navigate to previous/next change on the file using user defined keyboard shortcuts or the popup icons
  • Support Visual Studio 2013 Dark, Light and Blue Theme
  • Support zoom

try {
  $package = 'GitDiffMargin'

  $params = @{
    PackageName = $package;
    VsixUrl = '';

  Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage @params

  Write-ChocolateySuccess $package
} catch {
  Write-ChocolateyFailure $package "$($_.Exception.Message)"

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Git Diff Margin 167 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Approved
Git Diff Margin 81 Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Approved
Git Diff Margin 193 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Approved
Git Diff Margin 140 Saturday, March 2, 2019 Approved
Git Diff Margin 3.1.0 665 Friday, August 7, 2015 Approved
Git Diff Margin 3.0.0 610 Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Exempted

This package has no dependencies.

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