Source Control

Source Control Clients
About Git
About Mercurial
About Team Foundation Server
Source Control User Guides
Downloading Source Control
Trouble with Downloading

Source Control Clients

You can view or download the source code for any project directly from the website without needing to be registered or logged in. Just go to the Source Code tab for the project. Any updates made in source control by the project developers will automatically be publicly available to browse or download under that project's Source Code tab on the CodePlex web site.

Projects using Git
  • About Git: See our documentation for a walkthrough on getting started with Git


Projects using Mercurial


Projects using Team Foundation Server / Subversion

If you are not a developer on a project then you need to use a Subversion client to anonymously access the source control repository:

  • TortoiseSVN: A GUI source control client that integrates into Windows Explorer and provides edit-merge-commit and offline support.

If you are a developer or coordinator on a project than the following clients are available for free and can be used with CodePlex:

  • TortoiseSVN: A GUI source control client that integrates into Windows Explorer and provides edit-merge-commit and offline support.
  • Team Explorer Everywhere: An Eclipse plug-in and command line client that can run on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, or Solaris.
  • Team Explorer: A GUI source control client that can run stand-alone or integrates with Visual Studio 2005 and later.
  • TF.exe: A command line source control client that comes with Team Explorer.
  • MSSCCI Provider: A MSSCCI provider that enables source control integration with MSSCCI enabled IDE's such as Visual Studio 2003.

Source Control User Guides

Here are some user guides:

Downloading Source Control

To download source code:

  1. From the project’s Home page, click the Source Code tab
  2. Click the Download link from the action bar

Trouble with Downloading

If you are using a download manager or download accelerator, try disabling the manager or accelerator. Then try your download again. If the problem persists please contact us using the contact us form.

Last edited Nov 20, 2012 at 12:23 AM by matthaw, version 15