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Extension - Template


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 is 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 is 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 artefact 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
|---- ...

Note: 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