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Git Diff Margin


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Requires Visual Studio.

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Git Diff Margin displays live Git changes of the currently edited file on Visual Studio margin and scroll bar.

  • Supports Visual Studio 2010 through Visual Studio 14 "CTP"
  • Quickly view all current file changes on
  • Left margin
  • Scroll Bars in map and bar mode with and without source overview
  • blue rectangle for modifications
  • green rectangles for new lines
  • red triangles for deletions
  • all colors configurable through Visual Studio Fonts and Colors options
  • Undo the change
  • Copy the old code into the clipboard
  • Copy a part of the old code by selecting it in the popup
  • Show the diff in Visual Studio Diff window except for Visual Studio 2010¬†which still use configured Git external diff tool
  • Navigate to previous/next change on the file using user defined keyboard shortcuts or the popup icons
  • Support Visual Studio 2013 Dark, Light and Blue Theme
  • Support zoom

To install Git Diff Margin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install gitdiffmargin --version 3.0.0

To upgrade Git Diff Margin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade gitdiffmargin --version 3.0.0


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    try {
      $package = 'GitDiffMargin'
      $params = @{
        PackageName = $package;
        VsixUrl = '';
      Install-ChocolateyVsixPackage @params
      Write-ChocolateySuccess $package
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure $package "$($_.Exception.Message)"

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Laurent Kempé


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Git Diff Margin 19 Wednesday, August 7, 2019 approved
Git Diff Margin 113 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 approved
Git Diff Margin 51 Saturday, March 2, 2019 approved
Git Diff Margin 3.1.0 579 Friday, August 7, 2015 approved
Git Diff Margin 3.0.0 539 Tuesday, September 23, 2014 exempted

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