SideWaffle Template Pack


A side dish filled with item templates for building websites.

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2013, 2012, 14
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by Stewfish | September 15 2014

Won't install in VS2013 Pro.

by Jeg_ISPIN | July 22 2014

Great Templates, but the Version 1.0.2 can't be installed:

Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.InvalidExtensionPackageException: The file is not a valid VSIX package. ---> System.IO.FileFormatException: File contains corrupted data.
at MS.Internal.IO.Zip.ZipIOEndOfCentralDirectoryBlock.FindPosition(Stream archiveStream)
at MS.Internal.IO.Zip.ZipIOEndOfCentralDirectoryBlock.SeekableLoad(ZipIOBlockManager blockManager)
at MS.Internal.IO.Zip.ZipArchive..ctor(Stream archiveStream, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Boolean streaming, Boolean ownStream)
at MS.Internal.IO.Zip.ZipArchive.OpenOnStream(Stream stream, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Boolean streaming)
at System.IO.Packaging.ZipPackage..ctor(Stream s, FileMode mode, FileAccess access, Boolean streaming)
at System.IO.Packaging.Package.Open(Stream stream, FileMode packageMode, FileAccess packageAccess, Boolean streaming)
at ...

by Christiaan Rakowski | May 29 2014

by Yazid | May 18 2014

Very cool stuff, it installed properly for VS 2012, but not VS 2013 any clues why?


by Kevin Dondrea | April 09 2014

I haven't tried this yet but I did install it. I've already recommended this to all my coworkers and past coworkers that do programming.

Thank you Mads Kristensen, you ROCK!!!

by jasonjef | April 06 2014

If you don't have this you are wasting time

by Maxime Rouiller | March 27 2014

That tool is insane. You need to get it. It is NOT optional.

by ooty | March 22 2014

Great way to get awesome templates from community.

by Brenton House | March 05 2014

by Uroš Smolnik | March 01 2014

by luca morelli | March 01 2014

by DigitalJustin | February 28 2014

More great work from Sayed, Mads and I'm sure some others too. Thanks!

by Paul Marvin | February 28 2014

Mads and Microsoft again bringing .NET development into modern and rapidly changing it.

by Matheus L Lustosa | February 28 2014

by KevinLBuchan | February 28 2014

This add-in is a huge time saver.

by Kunjan Dalal | February 28 2014

Nothing can be better than this. I have made my first template with this. My first ever visual studio template. And trust me it is easy like anything.

by jmccliment | February 27 2014

Outstanding extension. It adds so many good things - not just new project and item templates, but a few very useful snippets. A great addition to any Visual Studio installation.

by Luís Rudge | February 27 2014

This is awesome stuff! Best way to 'file > new project > ANYTHING'!

by Terry32250 | February 27 2014

Awesome addition to provide boilerplate to get off to a good start

by muek | February 27 2014

Very easy to use. Nice wok

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  • Where are the "SideWaffle Project Template Files"?
    4 Posts | Last post April 25, 2014
    • HI I see these on the Project site but I can't find them in file new Project?
      SideWaffle Definitions Folder
      SideWaffle Item Template
      SideWaffle Project Template Files
      Also I get and Error when I try to use the SideWaffle Extensibility Project"Your name here"?
    • anyone?
    • Same problem here. I had SideWaffle installed successfully in VS2012. I believe I also saw them in VS2013. Since installing update 2 they are gone.
      Reinstalled SideWaffle for VS2013 only. Installation went file. Restarting VS2013 shows a message 'initializing project templated' or something like that. No SideWaffle templates are visible in the New Project dialog. I have VS2012 Pro and VS2013 Pro installed side by side.  
    • I created a Github issue for this...
  • Won't install
    2 Posts | Last post February 28, 2014
    • Same as roschler, won't install if 2012 and 2013 are installed side by side.  When you run the install it will only pick up 2012.  BTW 2013 is Web express.  Has anybody with this configuration got it to work?
    • Extensions are not supported in the express editions. 
      There should not be any side by side issues. I have both installed and it works for both.
  • Won't install
    2 Posts | Last post January 20, 2014
    • I can't get this extension or SideWaffle to install into VS 2013. When I ran the installer the first time it only showed VS 2012 and it successfully installed.  The second time I ran it, it said that there were all eligible installed products already had this extension.  I'm having the same problem with Web Essentials.  I checked the installed packages & extensions list carefully and neither extension is already installed in VS 2013.  Is there a problem with some VSIX installers and systems like mine that have VS 2012 & VS 2013 installed side by side?
    • Hi I'm not sure what's happening here. This sounds like an issue with Visual Studio itself. Have you tried repairing VS?