Merging master into branch in Visual Studio


I’m working in a feature branch. Since I’ve been working with it for a few weeks now, I would like to merge any changes from the master into my branch to ensure there are no conflicts.

I find some aspects of this confusing. I can see a Rebase ‘master’ onto command. Is this what I need?

Also, I read you can only change a branch that you are working in. As you can see from the image below, I’m currently working in master. Does this command still update my TruckTemplates branch?

>Solution :

If you want to merge the changes from the master branch into your feature branch (TruckTemplates), you don’t need to rebase. Instead, you can use the git merge command. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. First, make sure you have committed all your changes in the TruckTemplates branch. If you have any uncommitted changes, either commit or stash them before proceeding.

  2. Switch to your feature branch using the git checkout command:

    git checkout TruckTemplates
  3. Once you are on the TruckTemplates branch, use the git merge command to merge the changes from master into it:

    git merge master

    This command will merge the changes from master into your TruckTemplates branch. If there are any conflicts, Git will notify you and you’ll need to resolve them manually.

Note that you should be working in the branch you want to update, in this case, TruckTemplates, not master. From the image you mentioned, it appears that you’re currently on the master branch, so you need to switch to TruckTemplates before running the merge command.

Here’s the updated sequence of commands:

  1. git checkout TruckTemplates (Switch to the TruckTemplates branch)
  2. git merge master (Merge changes from master into TruckTemplates)

Make sure to commit any merge conflicts that arise during the merge process to complete the merge.

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