How do I series: Connect to Visual Studio Team Services from Eclipse, Xcode, Visual Studio, and more!

Hi Folks,

In my next posts in “How do I series” I will spot the light on Visual Studio Team Services.

To get started to upload and share code after creating your Visual Studio Team Services account, you have to connect to your private Git repositories or Team Foundation version control from tools like:

  • Eclipse
  • Xcode
  • Visual Studio
  • Android Studio
  • IntelliJ
  • Visual Studio Code

Create your team project in Visual Studio Team Services

  1. Sign in to your Visual Studio Team Services account (https://{youraccount}.visualstudio.com).
  2. Name your team project. Select your process template to manage your work. Then choose Git or TFVC for version control.Create your first team projectNot sure which to choose? Find out which process template and version control work best for you:
    • Git: Work in a decentralized version control system that provides lightweight branches and a good experience when working offline.
    • Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC): Work in a centralized version control system that provides a good experience, even with a massive codebase.
  3. Add users to your account, or add users to your team project.
  4. Connect and share your code from:
    • Visual Studio
    • Xcode
    • Eclipse
    • Android Studio
    • IntelliJ
    • Visual Studio Code

Connect and share code from Visual Studio

  1. Sign in to your Visual Studio Team Services account (https://{youraccount}.visualstudio.com).
  2. From your account overview page, select your team project. To find your team project, use Browse.On your account overview page, click your team project
  3. From your team project page, open Visual Studio.On your team project page, click Open with Visual Studio
  4. Choose your next step based on the version control you selected:
    • Share code in Git using Visual Studio
    • Share code in TFVC using Visual Studio

Connect and share code from Xcode
Choose your next step based on the version control you selected:

  • Share code in Git using Xcode
  • Share code in TFVC using Xcode

 Connect and share code from Eclipse

Install the Team Explorer Everywhere plug-in for Eclipse

  1. If you haven’t already, install Eclipse.
  2. Open Eclipse and on the Help menu, select Install New Software.
  3. Add a repository for Team Explorer Everywhere.Add repository for Team Explorer Everywhere
  4. Select the “Team Explorer Everywhere” features.Select Team Explorer Everywhere
  5. Accept the license agreement and restart Eclipse when prompted.

Connect to your team project

  1. Show Team Explorer.Go to Window, Show View, OtherIn Show View box, expand Team Foundation Server, select Team Explorer
  2. Connect to Team Foundation Server.

    Pending Changes view, click Connect to Team Foundation Server

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  3. Add the server.Add Existing Team Project box, click Servers
  4. Enter your Visual Studio Team Services account (https://{youraccount}.visualstudio.com).Add Team Foundation Server box, enter account URL
  5. Connect to your team project.Add Existing Team Project dialog box with collection and team project selected

Share your code

Choose your next step based on the version control you selected:

  • Share code in Git using Eclipse
  • Share code in TFVC using Eclipse

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