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Reviewing GitHub Pull Requests in Visual Studio - Info Soft Design

Reviewing GitHub Pull Requests in Visual Studio – Info Soft Design

I have suggested to all my software engineering colleagues that a lack of git command line experience does not have to be a deterrent to diving into open source. Developers who are familiar with Visual can quickly get up to speed with branching, merging and requests. My blog has been around learning so I acknowledge up front that this gap is me being purposefully obtuse.

So you have no command line experience and someone has sent you a pull request at , here is what you do.

On GitHub click on your list of Pull request (PR) and click on the PR you want to review, you should have the opportunity to click on the “..open this GitHub Desktop…”.

Edge, in this instance, will attempt to open GitHub for Desktop.

Did you mean to switch apps?

Click Yes and you will open up the cross platform Electron based Desktop app, it is a wonderful UX.

github desktop app opened at the pull request

If you open up the Visual Studio project associated with this repo it will have also switched to the PR automagically! Now you have the opportunity to test and review all the changes outside of the GitHub site within the more familiar settings of Visual Studio.

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