How to set up Visual Studio with CloudForge

For our customer who use Visual Studio, this is a guide to help you get started integrating Subversion with Visual Studio and hooking it up to your CloudForge Subversion repository. We have chosen a popular plugin called AnkhSVN to bring the power of Subversion to Visual Studio.

This guide was written for Visual Studio 2010

Step 1:

Install AnkhSVN

a) Go to the Downloads page, and Download AnkhSVN, 

b) Run the Downloaded Installer

c) Open up Visual Studio (and make sure AnkhSVN has been enabled)


Step 2:

Create your CloudForge project, and make sure you add the Subversion service.


Step 3:

Add Visual Studio to CloudForge Subversion Account

a) Open Visual Studio 2010 and browse to the solution/project that you wish to add to your subversion enabled CloudForge account. Once the solution/project is open, select the solution/project from the Solution Explorer, right click and select "Add Solution to Subversion".



Fig 1: Adding your solution to Subversion

b) Enter in the Subversion URL (fig 3) to your repository you created in Step 1. To locate your repository URL (fig 2), navigate to the CloudForge admin site and click on Projects -> Select your project -> Select the SVN tab on the left -> Copy your Subversion URL from the Quick Links Header. If you don't see the Subversion URL, then make sure you've added the Subversion service to your CloudForge project.


Fig 2: locating your Subversion URL in the CloudForge admin site


Fig 3: adding your Subversion URL to Visual Studio

c) Enter your username and password and click OK.

d) Enter your commit message


Fig 4: Final step in connecting Subversion to Visual Studio

e) You can now see that all the files have the subversion lock status icons against the files that were added to your repository from the previous step.


Step 4:

AnkhSVN Usage

For more information relating to the usage of the AnkhSVN plug-in for Visual Studio 2010, see the AnkhSVN documentation.



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