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 ossi3 | September 23 2016

by user1414213562 | August 09 2016

One of the most useful extensions here on the gallery, such a basic functionality should be built into VS.
Small issue though: there is a problem with dollar signs (which is visible in Korhans' comment from June 30 2015), see also:
You should remember to e.g. replace them with double dollar sign (worked for me in C# too, despite StackOverflow comments), possibly this could be automated.

by Wilhelm.Medetz | May 18 2016

by Ting1990 | May 10 2016

Good tool in general.
Would be so much better if we can configure where all the snippet get stored by default and run index on it.

And I couldn't get the snippet show up in SQL.

HTML and CS files works fine.

by David-codes-on-a-good-day | April 21 2016

Works well but I happened to be editing a snippet in a language the
tool does not support. That worked, but the tool changed the "language"
attribute in the "Code" tag to be "cpp" and I had to convert it back
by editing the snippet XML by hand.

Not terribly hard, but it would have been easier if the snippet
editor had left the tag alone or perhaps automatically added its
value to the pull down list of language types.

That aside, excellent tool, thanks.

by Ricardo Gaefke | February 18 2016

Muito show!!!!

by Chatzisa | February 06 2016

Excellent tool, worked fine for me with VS2015 CE.

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 20 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!


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