How to clone any github repo and manage it in Visual Studio 2013


When I clone a github repo it doesn’t have a sln file and so doesn’t open in VS.

manage git repositories without sln file in visual studio


I tried out a few things in VS 2013 and Team Explorer but wasn’t able to accomplish this.

Also didn’t find a solution online


The only alternative is to create a new empty VS solution and add all the tracked files including .git into it and then manage the check in, etc commands from the Bash etc. Team Explorer will not identify this .git file as its inside the sln file.