The Helix Plugin for Visual Studio (P4VS) is a fully compliant Visual Studio Integration Package. Built on P4API.NET for speed and stability, P4VS is available on 32-bit and is compatible with 64-bit Windows platforms.
P4VS - Helix Plugin for Visual Studio
The Helix Plugin for Visual Studio (P4VS) is the plugin for Helix Core –– version control by Perforce. It is tightly integrated with the Visual Studio environment, giving you:
- Simplified development workflows.
- Advanced file and branch visualization tools.
- Built-in web code review.
Features & Benefits
The Helix Plugin for Visual Studio (P4VS) provides seamless access to all the features of Helix Core within the Visual Studio IDE. P4VS is a fully-compliant Visual Studio solution for one-stop access to all the tools you need.
Native Support for Helix Core
With P4VS, all Helix Core version control features are directly accessible. Developers can easily check out, check in, and view file history.
Advanced Visualization Tools
Want to know who else is working on a file? Or know when a bug was first introduced? When you need more detail, you can use advanced tools like Revision Graph, Stream Graph, and Time-lapse View to get all the info. With P4VS, you don’t need to waste your time switching contexts.
Using Perforce Streams makes it easy for development teams to visualize how code flows. This is especially useful for projects with a lot of files, binaries, contributors, and changes. It offers built-in best practices for branching and merging.
Code Review Options
Capture work-in-progress and assign it to another developer for review within P4VS. Helix Swarm –– the code review tool that comes with Helix Core –– can facilitate code reviews, no matter the size of your team. Helix Swarm is both powerful and flexible helping teams ship quality software faster. You can create reviews for code and other assets before or after commits. And it can be customized to fit various workflows.
New Features in P4VS
CodeLens Integration: P4VS now integrates with CodeLens in the Visual Studio editor. You can see what changes were made and by who right in the code. Bring up changelists and access Time-lapse View or File History to view more.
Enhanced Helix Swarm Integration: Swarm reviews can now be opened in the IDE by default.