This guide describes the installation, configuration, and operation of P4VS, the Helix Plugin for Visual Studio. With P4VS, developers who work with Microsoft Visual Studio have access to Helix Core features from within the Visual Studio interface. It is possible to check in and check out files, view the version history, and so on.
Following is a summary of new information with links to the most prominent topics. For a complete list, see the P4VS Release Notes.
- Added support for CodeLens with Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1. If enabled, this feature lets you view in the editor the names of users who made changes to code and get a preview of up to five changelists. You can also open a changelist, the file history, or the Time-lapse View. For details, see Finding code changes and references with CodeLens.
- Added support for Helix Authentication Service. See the GitHub project at https://github.com/perforce/helix-authentication-service.
See Solutions Overview: Helix Version Control System for an introduction to Helix Core concepts and capabilities.
See Helix Core Server Administrator Guide for information on installation, configuration, and management of Helix server.
See the Helix Core Server User Guide for information on how to use the Helix server Command Line Client.
See the Helix Core P4 Command Reference for usage and reference for the Helix server command-line client.