Often for Visual Studio projects the typical content of a .gitignore file contains this line
It is used to avoid that Git tries to track compile outputs as repository relevant data.
But keep in mind: this will also suppress bin folders of additional stuff like frameworks and toolsets.
contains a folder named Bin with a lot of programs
contains a folder named bin with the program themselves
If you store such artifacts also in the repository - according to the principle of a “self containing project” – you could lost the content in the bin folder!
Till yet I don’t have a good idea.
So I verify for each new added toolset or framework whether it has or has not such a bin folder. If it has, then I must add this bin folder manually to the repository so that Git track it.