and we intend to export it to the "GHTuts" Repository [Note that the Repo doesn't exist yet on github] but leave the "SensitiveProject" without publish as it contains some passwords, keys, etc..
Go to your local solution folder and create a new file called ".gitignore.txt" [Note] this step is only important if you have some sensitive information in your project,otherwise, let visual studio create it for you
Now open the ".gitignore.txt" file and paste this in it, this is a template for ignoring common visual studio files (check the links below)
## Ignore Visual Studio temporary files, build results, and ## files generated by popular Visual Studio add-ons. # User-specific files *.suo *.user *.userosscache *.sln.docstates # User-specific files (MonoDevelop/Xamarin Studio) *.userprefs # Build results [Dd]ebug/ [Dd]ebugPublic/ [Rr]elease/ [Rr]eleases/ x64/ x86/ bld/ [Bb]in/ [Oo]bj/ [Ll]og/ # Visual Studio 2015 cache/options directory .vs/ # Uncomment if you have tasks that create the project's static files in wwwroot #wwwroot/ # MSTest test Results [Tt]est[Rr]esult*/ [Bb]uild[Ll]og.* # NUNIT *.VisualState.xml TestResult.xml # Build Results of an ATL Project [Dd]ebugPS/ [Rr]eleasePS/ dlldata.c # DNX project.lock.json project.fragment.lock.json artifacts/ *_i.c *_p.c *_i.h *.ilk *.meta *.obj *.pch *.pdb *.pgc *.pgd *.rsp *.sbr *.tlb *.tli *.tlh *.tmp *.tmp_proj *.log *.vspscc *.vssscc .builds *.pidb *.svclog *.scc # Chutzpah Test files _Chutzpah* # Visual C++ cache files ipch/ *.aps *.ncb *.opendb *.opensdf *.sdf *.cachefile *.VC.db *.VC.VC.opendb # Visual Studio profiler *.psess *.vsp *.vspx *.sap # TFS 2012 Local Workspace $tf/ # Guidance Automation Toolkit *.gpState # ReSharper is a .NET coding add-in _ReSharper*/ *.[Rr]e[Ss]harper *.DotSettings.user # JustCode is a .NET coding add-in .JustCode # TeamCity is a build add-in _TeamCity* # DotCover is a Code Coverage Tool *.dotCover # NCrunch _NCrunch_* .*crunch*.local.xml nCrunchTemp_* # MightyMoose *.mm.* AutoTest.Net/ # Web workbench (sass) .sass-cache/ # Installshield output folder [Ee]xpress/ # DocProject is a documentation generator add-in DocProject/buildhelp/ DocProject/Help/*.HxT DocProject/Help/*.HxC DocProject/Help/*.hhc DocProject/Help/*.hhk DocProject/Help/*.hhp DocProject/Help/Html2 DocProject/Help/html # Click-Once directory publish/ # Publish Web Output *.[Pp]ublish.xml *.azurePubxml # TODO: Comment the next line if you want to checkin your web deploy settings # but database connection strings (with potential passwords) will be unencrypted *.pubxml *.publishproj # Microsoft Azure Web App publish settings. Comment the next line if you want to # checkin your Azure Web App publish settings, but sensitive information contained # in these scripts will be unencrypted PublishScripts/ # NuGet Packages *.nupkg # The packages folder can be ignored because of Package Restore **/packages/* # except build/, which is used as an MSBuild target. !**/packages/build/ # Uncomment if necessary however generally it will be regenerated when needed #!**/packages/repositories.config # NuGet v3's project.json files produces more ignoreable files *.nuget.props *.nuget.targets # Microsoft Azure Build Output csx/ *.build.csdef # Microsoft Azure Emulator ecf/ rcf/ # Windows Store app package directories and files AppPackages/ BundleArtifacts/ Package.StoreAssociation.xml _pkginfo.txt # Visual Studio cache files # files ending in .cache can be ignored *.[Cc]ache # but keep track of directories ending in .cache !*.[Cc]ache/ # Others ClientBin/ ~$* *~ *.dbmdl *.dbproj.schemaview *.pfx *.publishsettings node_modules/ orleans.codegen.cs # Since there are multiple workflows, uncomment next line to ignore bower_components # (https://github.com/github/gitignore/pull/1529#issuecomment-104372622) #bower_components/ # RIA/Silverlight projects Generated_Code/ # Backup & report files from converting an old project file # to a newer Visual Studio version. Backup files are not needed, # because we have git ;-) _UpgradeReport_Files/ Backup*/ UpgradeLog*.XML UpgradeLog*.htm # SQL Server files *.mdf *.ldf # Business Intelligence projects *.rdl.data *.bim.layout *.bim_*.settings # Microsoft Fakes FakesAssemblies/ # GhostDoc plugin setting file *.GhostDoc.xml # Node.js Tools for Visual Studio .ntvs_analysis.dat # Visual Studio 6 build log *.plg # Visual Studio 6 workspace options file *.opt # Visual Studio LightSwitch build output **/*.HTMLClient/GeneratedArtifacts **/*.DesktopClient/GeneratedArtifacts **/*.DesktopClient/ModelManifest.xml **/*.Server/GeneratedArtifacts **/*.Server/ModelManifest.xml _Pvt_Extensions # Paket dependency manager .paket/paket.exe paket-files/ # FAKE - F# Make .fake/ # JetBrains Rider .idea/ *.sln.iml
#, so just add it at the very end, and it should look something like this
Now you have a "LOCAL" git Repo on your pc , which VS will read from,but without a github Repo, and you will see a small blue lock icon next to each file in the solution that was added to git and a red circle at the ignored project
for more information about .gitignore file, check these links
Go to the "Team Explorer" tab and then "Sync"
Now when we go to github we see our local repo got published to github without our sensitive project
the url of the repo will look something like this
https://github.com/<user name>/<repo name>