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To contribute a new Template to the Web IDE you need to create one model (*.extension) and one descriptor (in *.js) files in your project:


  "module": "my-project/services/my-template.js",
  "extensionPoint": "ide-template",
  "description": "The description of my template"
  • module - Points to the corresponding template descriptor (see below).
  • extensionPoint - The name of the built-in extension point to which the current plugin will contribute.


exports.getTemplate = function() {
  var template = {
    name: "My Template",
    description: "My cool template",
    extension: "myfile",
    sources: [
        location: "/my-project/my-source.template",
        action: "generate",
        rename: "{{fileName}}.",
        engine: "velocity",
        start : "[[",
        end : "]]"
    parameters: []
  return template;
  • name - The exact name of the template, which will be shown in drop-down boxes.
  • description - Text associated with the template.
  • extension - Optional, if present the template will be shown only if a given file with the specified extension is selected.
  • sources - The list of the templates which will be used during the generation phase.
  • location - The relative path to the template.
  • action - The type of the processing which will be used for this templates.
  • rename - If renaming of the target artifact will be needed.
  • engine - The template engine which will be used for this template - "mustache" (default), "velocity" and "javascript".
  • start and end - Tags if the default "{{" and "}}" are not applicable.
  • handler - The javascript transformation service, in case of javascript engine.
  • parameters - The list of parameters if any which will be passed to the generator.

The project structure in this case should look like this:

| my-project
|---- extensions
     |----> my-template.extension
|---- services
     |----> my-template.js
|---- index.html
|---- js
|---- css
|---- ...

The names of the extensions and services can be different following the layout of your project


<html xmlns="">
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
  <body ng-app="my-view" ng-controller="MyController as controller" class="view">
    <form class="input-group" name="myForm">
      <span class="input-group-btn">
        <button class="btn btn-default" type="button" ng-click="myClick()"><i class="fa fa-bolt"></i></button>

For а real world example you can look at Bookstore Template