Let's break down the GitHub integration process in Visual Studio Code into simple steps.
A: Make the GitHub Repository:
Go to and log in to your account. Click the '+' icon in the upper right corner and select "New repository". Fill in the repository name, description, and other details. Click "Create repository".
B: Clone the GitHub Repository to Your Local Machine:
Navigate to the main page of your repository. Copy the repository URL. Press Ctrl+Shift+P to open the command palette. Type "Git: Clone" and select the option. Paste the repository URL. Select a directory where you'd like to clone the repository. Once cloned, VS Code will prompt you to open the cloned repository. Click "Open". Move Your React Project Files: If you have an existing React project that you want to move into this repository, you can simply copy all the project files into the cloned repository directory. Back in VS Code, you will see the changes in the Source Control tab (icon that looks like a branching line or Ctrl+Shift+G to open).
C: Push and Pull as Needed:
If you've moved your React project files into the cloned repository: Go to the Source Control tab in VS Code. Enter a commit message describing your changes. Click the checkmark icon (or press Ctrl+Enter) to commit. Click the ellipsis (...) at the top of the Source Control pane, then click "Push". If prompted, enter your GitHub credentials. Pull: Before starting your work, especially if you work in a team, always pull the latest changes from the remote repository. In VS Code, you can click the sync icon in the bottom left corner or use the "Git: Pull" command from the command palette. Commit and Push: As you make changes, regularly commit and push them. Use the Source Control tab to stage changes, enter a commit message, and commit. After committing, use the sync icon or the "Git: Push" command to push your commits to GitHub.
Remember, VS Code's GitHub integration can also be enhanced using extensions like the official "GitHub Pull Requests and Issues" extension, which allows you to manage PRs and issues directly from the editor.
With these steps, you can effectively manage your React project in Visual Studio Code with GitHub integration.
"PRs" stands for "Pull Requests". In the context of GitHub:
Pull Requests (PRs): They are proposals to merge changes from one branch into another, often from a forked repository to the main repository. PRs allow developers to discuss and review code changes before they are integrated. Issues: These are used to track tasks, enhancements, bugs, and other kinds of questions that are intended for discussion.
The "GitHub Pull Requests and Issues" extension for Visual Studio Code allows you to manage both pull requests and issues directly from within the VS Code editor. This can be especially handy, as it can streamline your workflow by reducing the need to switch between the GitHub web interface and your code editor.