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We are the developers of Plastic SCM, a full version control stack (not a Git variant). We work on the strongest branching and merging you can find, and a core that doesn't cringe with huge binaries and repos. We also develop the GUIs, mergetools and everything needed to give you the full version control stack.

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What's coming? New Visual Studio AddIn

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Pablo Santos 8 Comments

Another day... another plugin.

We're working on a new functionality which has been around since we first started working on our 2.0 release (looong ago on June 2007 or so): integrating the full GUI inside Visual Studio.

And now, we're almost there. I went to the first demo yesterday and I asked Daniel to send me some screenshots to post here.

What I find more interesting (ok, I love the CLI, but anyway, it's still interesting :-P) is that now a developer will be able to do ALL the operations inside Visual Studio and still benefit from all the Platic GUI functionality.

We'll try to find out whether it can also be integrated with Visual Studio Express Edition so that the Students out there can also use it!

Hope you like it!
Pablo Santos
I'm the CTO and Founder at Códice.
I've been leading Plastic SCM since 2005. My passion is helping teams work better through version control.
I had the opportunity to see teams from many different industries at work while I helped them improving their version control practices.
I really enjoy teaching (I've been a University professor for 6+ years) and sharing my experience in talks and articles.
And I love simple code. You can reach me at @psluaces.


  1. Beautiful! I can't wait to use this! The Plastic interface is nice and all, but you can't beat having it all in once place. Great work!


  2. VS Express does not allow plugins!

    Consider make a MonoDevelop or SharpDevelop plugin!

  3. Hi Keith!

    Thanks for your comments, we really appreciate your support.

    We expect to release it in 2.6 together with a number of improvements in the Eclipse Plugin and (hopefully) the NetBeans one (finally!!!).

    Xmerge version 1 should be there too... (We'll be sending a preview to users in a few days)

  4. Hi Vlado,

    Oh! I thought Express edition had support for Addins...

    Ok, the SharpDevelop one should be straightforward since we'd just have to embed our "views" in the tool, as we do on VStudio.

    I'd love to have one for MonoDevelop but since they're using GTK I think it will take a bit longer!

    I'll check the SharpDevelop one right now...

  5. I agree with Vlado, I don't think that Express can use plug-ins. Microsoft is trying to force anything more than the basic user to use the paid versions of their software. Thank goodness for MSDN.


  6. One more vote for the SharpDevelop Addin. Normally it is not that hard to change an VS addin to SD addin.

  7. Note that with DreamSpark most students can get VS2008 Professional for free :)

  8. True! DreamSpark VStudio & Plastic will make a beautiful team...

    Anyway, we'll try to have the IC#Code add-in soon. I like the environment because it's really lightweight and it always includes new stuff (like the latest StyleCop addition which IMHO rocks!).

    But my greatest dream would be integrate it with MonoDevelop (and soon there will be a fully functional debugger IDE there too!!)