SideWaffle Template Pack


A side dish filled with item templates for building websites.

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2015, 2013, 2012
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by DevKC | April 07 2015

by Omar Elabd | March 26 2015

by CAD bloke | January 08 2015

Great resource and much easier than building templates by hand. Much

by Rob Prouse | December 03 2014

Great templates, every other open source project should be contributing templates to this project!

by Flakster | November 06 2014

Installs in VS2013 Ultimate SP3... AND WILL show up in list of installed extensions... but, when I search for "angular" in installed extensions, no sidewaffle ANGULAR templates are found. When trying to create a "NEW PROJECT" from the file menu... no angular project or item templates are found either.

by Ken Cenerelli | November 02 2014

Excellent set of templates. A must for Angular development in Visual Studio!

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

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  • Why isn't there an AngularJS provider template included with SideWaffle?
    4 Posts | Last post April 07, 2015
    • Why isn't there an AngularJS provider template included with SideWaffle?
    • Hi, our templates are made by individuals who are proficient in their respective field. I believe we are a bit short staffed at the moment when it comes to AngularJS experts. You're more than welcome to create a template request on the issues page of the SideWaffle issues page.
      If you have experience with AngularJS and want to create new item templates for the project we would welcome your contribution.
    • Created an issue for this
    • Added the Provider template. Whenever 1.17 is released you should see it.
  • Won't install
    6 Posts | Last post March 29, 2015
    • 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?
    • Hi, did anyone get to the bottom of this? I have 2012/2013 installed side by side and am having the same problem. Only installs to 2012?
    • If your Visual Studio is Express edition, the extensions don't work
    • I also can't install on VS Express 2013 for Web. Error log shows:
      3/22/2015 12:59:04 PM - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
         at VSIXInstaller.App.InitializeInstall()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke()
         at System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()
    • Hi Kerry, as J Ocatvio said in his comment SideWaffle only works for all versions of Visual Studio 2013 except for the Express editions. Because you have Express 2013 for Web you will not be able to install SideWaffle. I recommend that you upgrade to the Community Edition. It's free and will let you install SideWaffle as well.
  • "Code Snippet Extension" don't work after updating on Visual Studio 2013, sometimes.
    1 Posts | Last post March 10, 2015
    • Hi. I created some Code Snippet Extension by using this project template.
      This is very useful for me.
      But, these don't work after updating on Visual Studio 2013, sometimes.
      Did I skip any important procedure?
      Code Snippets Manager display many same name. But these path are different. These include old version which updated. And sometimes, there is not last version path, after updating. Therefor, It seems that it don't work, sometimes. 
      If Code Snippets registory key is same path, between before and after updating, then this problem will not occur, as far as I look from this.
      Would you solve this problem?
  • Templates not available in VS Cordova project
    3 Posts | Last post March 08, 2015
    • The siddlewaffle templates for NG are not available in e Visual Studio Hybrid Cordova Project.
      Can I enable them in one or another way?
    • Hi, I'm not sure if there is a way to enable it at the moment. However, we are aware of the issue and are working to fix it. 
    • Bart.NET, if you read the issue found here ( you will find that the last comment explains why they are not enabled in Visual Studio.
  • 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.