Git Integration in the IDE

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The Version Insight feature integrates support for the Git version control system into the IDE.

For more information about Git, see

Features of Git in the IDE

For any file that is managed by Git:

  • The History Manager displays both the local file history information and the Git history information. For example, Git comments and history are available on the Information tab of the History Manager.
  • You can compare or diff versions of the file that were created in and are managed by an external Git system, even if the file was not created or backed up by the IDE.
  • You can perform common Git commands such as:
    • Clone (Git) (retrieve the files from a remote Git repository) and Pull (Git) (update your local copy of the remote Git repository)
    • Commit (Git) (send your local changes to your local repository)
    • Push (Git) (push your local changes to a remote repository)
    • Show Log (click the Information tab on the History Manager)
    • Diff (compare two versions of a file)
    • Blame (Annotate) (displays most recent revision number; click Annotate2.png on the History Manager)

Git Command Equivalents in RAD Studio

If you are familiar with Git, take a look at this useful table that describes how to perform common Git tasks in the RAD Studio IDE.

Enabling Git in RAD Studio

Git support is not enabled by default. To enable Git in the IDE, use the following steps:

  1. Download and install Git in your system.
  2. In the IDE, go to Tools > Options > Version Control > Git.
  3. Insert the path to the installed Git executable (git.exe) in your system. For instance, in a Windows system the Git executable is located in:
    C:\Program Files\Git\cmd\git.exe
  4. Change other parameters as you need.
  5. Click OK to close the wizard.

To implement the Git features, the IDE does not add anything to your project. Instead, the IDE simply uses the Git information that is stored in your local repository (under the version control system).

Git Setup

Once you have Git on your system, you need to set your user name and e-mail address. Git uses the user name and the e-mail address in every Git commit.

To set up your user name and e-mail address:

  1. Tools > Options > Version Control > Git
  2. Enter the user name and the e-mail in the corresponding fields.
  3. Click the OK button.


Equivalent commands

Repository Actions

Log and History Actions

Difference View Actions

Reverting Changes

Dialog Boxes and Panes


See Also