Snippet Designer


Snippet Designer is a Visual Studio plug in which allows you to create and search for snippets inside the IDE

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2015, 2013, 2012
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by LEon11a | January 04 2016

Excellent job. Thank you.

by A Little Aardvark | December 10 2015

Superfine :)

by Eugene_Y | October 15 2015

Very useful, thank you! Speeds up and eases snippet creation greatly.

by VDohnal | October 08 2015

Very nice, does exactly what I need, creating necessary snippets on the fly. Using VS 2012.

by code_rahul | September 23 2015

I download this file and then install it. After that I close my VSCode and then restart it but Snippet isn't working and then I again try to download it but it says it already installed on your system.
Take a look on it.

by fshiruba | September 17 2015

Installed twice on 2015 community.

can't see the code snippet file template.

Email code-snippet tries to open outlook.

file -> new -> file doesn't show code snippet either.

Export snippet goes to the file menu.

so, doesn't work for me. at all.

by Augusto Barreto | August 21 2015


by saulius1 | July 22 2015

Are there any plans to add typescript folder?

by Korhans | June 30 2015


There is a problem.

in VS 2013 when i exported as snippet this code :
<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function () {
$('#fakulteleriGetir').click(function () {
type: "POST",
url: "ListeleJson",
contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
dataType: "json",
success: function (msg) {
return false;

it seen normal but when i pressed tab, code is missing.
<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
('#fakulteleriGetir').click(function () {

by rickwats | June 23 2015

i installed it.. and restart vs2012...then when i right click on some code..Export as a fails with message.. could not load file or assembly "microsfot.visualstudio.coreutility " version ....

Matthew Manela June 23 2015
| Edit |

Sorry for the inconvenience, this is now fixed in 1.6.2.

by CharlieEC | June 12 2015

Have to say very disappointed. Practically none of the functionality promised seems to work.
VS2010 Sp1. Windows 7
Other packages: Code rush, NuGet package manager

Matthew Manela June 23 2015
| Edit |

If you are having issue please file a bug on the github page.

by Glauco Cucchiar | June 09 2015

Hi, i've installed version 1.6.1 on my VS2012 Ultimate ver 11.0.61030 update 4
When I try to open "Snippet Editor" windows, I've this error message box:

Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation

When I try to open a .snippet file:
Cannot cast the underlying exported value of type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Utilities.ContentTypeRegistryImpl' to type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Utilities.IContentTypeRegistryService'

Matthew Manela June 23 2015
| Edit |

There was a bug in VS2012 which is now fixed in 1.6.2. Please try again.

by wideboy32 | March 31 2015

Yes, Great tool
but stupid Microsoft have for some reason changed the Language attribute
definition [Language="SQL_SSDT"] in VS2013
Please update!


by Manolo-IO | March 27 2015

Great tool for the management of snippet.
Would it be possible to add the type "SQL_SSDT" for T-SQL editor of VS2013?

Thank You

by guayony | February 26 2015

by cindyliao | February 15 2015

I download the source code of the plugin, but both my vs2012 and vs2013 said that the project SnippetDesigner and SnippetDesignerComponents are not compatible. I have no idea what's wrong here. My compiler are vs2012 ultimate and vs 2013 ultimate ,not professional ones.

Matthew Manela February 15 2015
| Edit |

Did you install the vs2012 sdk?

by gmereckis | January 02 2015

Awesome tool, thank you! Makes creation and editing of snippets a breeze.

by HalKang | December 19 2014

vs2013 update 3 cant run?

by Michael A. Duncan | October 20 2014

Terribly buggy. Won't save on close window! Won't save if Properties window has focus! Won't open designer by default when double-clicking file.

Typing $$ then "abc" ends up creating 3 replacements!

Creating new snippet and attempting to open results in "The operation could not be completed"

Matthew Manela October 20 2014
| Edit |

I am sorry you ran into issue. Please file issues on so we can track these and hopefully fix them.

by Cnikula | October 15 2014

Hello to those who are interested in reading what my opinion about this snippet designer is.
I have been using this snippet designer since May and I find this tool invaluable.
Here at our office we do not write snippets every day, so having a visual snippet designer tool
really simplifies the task. Not only that it really saves you a lot of time when it comes to your production code
and I find it invaluable when it comes to enforcing consistencies on how we
add comments and beginning and ending tags for code changes. By having this consistency
it makes it really easy if we have to look up some specific code that was added or modified
for a specific version or date time frame.

This tool works as advertised and I would like to thank the author personally for such a wonderful tool

my hat off to you.

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