The Azure Repos extension lets you quickly browse and search any remote Azure Repos repository directly from within Visual Studio Code.
Why do you need Azure Repos?
As developers, we often clone Git repos locally just to browse them or make small edits. We may want to look at the source code of a library we use, experiment with new tools, or just feel the desire to learn something new.
However, cloning repos takes time and maintenance, as your local copy can quickly become out of date if you don't pull changes regularly. Plus, if you don't know the codebase you're cloning, there may be security risks involved too!
The Azure Repos extension in VS Code gives you a fast, convenient, and safe way to open and browse repos quickly, either as it exists today or at any point in history, directly in VS Code.
You can quickly and easily open an Azure Repos repository either by searching for Remote Repositories: Open Remote Repository... from the Command Palette (press
You'll be prompted to authenticate with your Azure account. You can then search for a repo within your organization and project.
This extension provides the following readonly support for Azure repositories:
Support for editing files and creating commits, branches, and pull requests in Azure Repos is coming soon.
Continue Working On...
When working with Azure Repos repositories, you have several options to continue working in a more powerful environment.
When you work in a traditional git workflow (i.e.
There are certain limitations while working with virtual workspaces:
You can learn more about virtual file systems, workspaces, and how to implement them for extensions in the virtual workspaces guide.
As we continue development of Azure Repos, expect the feature set to grow and the limitations to shrink!
Updates and release notes
While an optional install, this extension releases along with VS Code. The VS Code release notes will include a summary of changes.
You can also install the pre-release version of this extension for early feedback and testing. The pre-release version of this extension works best in VS Code Insiders.
Questions, feedback, contributing
Have a question or feedback?
You can file an issue or feature request.
Or connect with the community...
The Azure Repos extension collects telemetry data to help us build a better experience working remotely from VS Code. The extension respects the