Share your code in Git using Eclipse

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Share your Eclipse project with your team in an Azure DevOps Services/TFS Git repo.

Prerequisites

  • An Azure DevOps organization. If you don't have one, you can sign up for one for free. Each organization includes free, unlimited private Git repositories.
  • A local Eclipse project. If your code is already in version control in Azure Repos or TFS and you want to clone it, see Clone an Azure DevOps Services Git repo using Eclipse.

Use Team Explorer Everywhere

Team Explorer Everywhere is an open-source Eclipse plug-in to connect Eclipse to Azure DevOps Services or Team Foundation Server. If you're working with Azure DevOps Services/TFS and Eclipse, use this plugin to connect to your repos, builds, and work items.

  1. Install the Team Explorer Everywhere plug-in.

  2. Add the Team Explorer Everywhere view in Eclipse. Go to Window, Show View and select Other... Search for Team Explorer, select the Team Explorer view, and select OK.

    Add the Team Explorer view to Eclipse

Connect to Azure DevOps Services

  1. In the Team Explorer Everywhere view, select Connect to VSTS or a Team Foundation Server .

    Select Connect to Team Foundation Server to connect your TFS or Azure DevOps organization

  2. If you know your Azure DevOps Services or Team Foundation Server account URL, select the Servers... button under Connect to a Team Foundation Server or Azure DevOps organization to add your TFS server or account to the drop-down list. If you don't know your account information for Azure DevOps Services, select Browse Visual Studio Services and select Next.

    Add Existing Project Dialog

    Either choice will prompt for your credentials before continuing further.

  3. Select the project where you will share your code from the Project Selection dialog and select Finish.

Create a local Git repo for your Eclipse project

Before you can push your project to Azure Repos, you need to add it to a local Git repo.

Note

If your code is already in a local Git repo, you can skip this step.

  1. With your project open in Eclipse, right-click the project name in Project Explorer and select Team, Share Project... Select Git and select Next.

  2. Select Create... from the Configure Git Repository window and choose a folder for your local Git repo. Select Finish.

    Create a local Git repo in Eclipse

  3. Right-click your project in Project Explorer and select Team, Commit.... Stage your changes by dragging your files to the Staged Changes field, enter a commit message, then select Commit.

    Commit your code with Git in Eclipse

Push your project to your Azure DevOps Services/TFS repo

  1. In Team Explorer Everywhere, select Git Repositories, then right-click the empty repo you want to push your Eclipse project to and select Copy Clone URL. If you don't have an empty Git repo created in Azure DevOps Services/TFS yet, you can create one using these instructions.

    Copy the Git repo clone URL in Team Explorer Everywhere with a right-click

  2. In Package Explorer, right-click your project and Select Team, Push Branch ... . Paste the clone URL from the clipboard into the URI field and select Next. Make sure Configure upstream for push and pull is selected in the next window and select Next.

    Push your code to Azure Repos using the Clone URL from the web

  3. Review the changes and select Finish in the Push Branch window.

Your project code is now in your Git repo.

Troubleshooting

What if the Git views for commit and push don't show up?

You can download EGit to use Git with Eclipse.

Next steps