Bootstrap 5 responsive admin template

documented by Sean Ngu

Last Updated on: 02/March/2024
By: Sean Ngu

If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to inbox me your question or send me an email via support email. Thanks so much!

Download the .NET Core SDK from official website and install on your machine.

If you are using dotnet cli, run the following command:

cd /your-path-url/template_asp/HudAsp/
dotnet run

// if you are using hot reload, use the following command
dotnet watch

If you are using visual studio, just double click the HudAsp.sln inside the template folder. You may download the latest version of Visual studio from here.

File structure overview for HudAsp - .NET Core 8.0 MVC

├── HudAsp.sln        
└── HudAsp/
    ├── Areas/                        // asp identity
    ├── bin/
    ├── Controllers/
    ├── Data/
    ├── Models/
    ├── obj/
    ├── Properties/
    ├── src/       
    ├── Views/                        // scss / img / js source file
    ├── wwwroot/                      // generated css / js / img file
    ├── app.db
    ├── gulpfile.js                   // gulp setting files
    ├── appsettings.development.json
    ├── appsettings.json
    ├── package.json
    ├── sidebar.json                  // sidebar menu structure
    ├── Program.cs
    └── HudAsp.csproj

Below is the general page structure for /Views/Shared/Layout.cshtml.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8" />
  <title>HudAsp | @ViewData["Title"]</title>
  <meta content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" name="viewport" />
  <meta content="" name="description" />
  <meta content="" name="author" />

  <!-- ================== BEGIN core-css ================== -->
  <link href="~/css/vendor.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
  <link href="~/css/app.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
  <link href="~/css/site.css" rel="stylesheet" asp-append-version="true" />
  <!-- ================== END core-css ================== -->

  @RenderSection("Styles", required: false)
<body class="@ViewData["BodyClass"]">
  <!-- BEGIN #app -->
  <div id="app" class="app @ViewData["AppClass"]">
    @if (ViewData["AppHeaderNone"] == null)
      <partial name="_Header" />

    @if (ViewData["AppSidebarNone"] == null)
      <partial name="_Sidebar" />

    @if (ViewData["AppTopNav"] != null)
      <partial name="_TopNav" />

    @if (ViewData["AppContentNone"] == null)
      <div id="content" class="app-content @ViewData["AppContentClass"]">

        <!-- BEGIN btn-scroll-top -->
        <a href="#" data-click="scroll-top" class="btn-scroll-top fade">
          <i class="fa fa-arrow-up"></i>
        <!-- END btn-scroll-top -->

      <!-- BEGIN btn-scroll-top -->
      <a href="#" data-click="scroll-top" class="btn-scroll-top fade">
        <i class="fa fa-arrow-up"></i>
      <!-- END btn-scroll-top -->

    @RenderSection("OutterAppContainerContent", required: false)

    @if (ViewData["AppFooter"] != null)
      <partial name="_Footer" />
    <partial name="_ThemePanel" />

  <!-- ================== BEGIN core-js ================== -->
    window.paceOptions = { 
      ajax: { ignoreURLs: ['mainHub', '__browserLink', 'browserLinkSignalR'], trackWebSockets: false } 
  <script src="~/js/vendor.min.js"></script>
  <script src="~/js/app.min.js"></script>
  <!-- ================== END core-js ================== -->
  @RenderSection("Scripts", required: false)

Below is the list of supported variable / setting in shared page.

Variable Usage
ViewData["HtmlAttribute"] Set the attribute for html tag
ViewData["MetaDescription"] Set the variable for meta description
ViewData["MetaAuthor"] Set the variable for meta author
ViewData["MetaKeywords"] Set the variable for meta keywords
ViewData["Title"] Set the page title for individual page
ViewData["BodyClass"] Add css class to the body tag
ViewData["AppClass"] Add css class to the .app container
ViewData["AppContentClass"] Add css class to the .app-content container
ViewData["AppHeaderNone"] Set to true if you wish to remove header
ViewData["AppSidebarNone"] Set to true if you wish to remove sidebar
ViewData["AppWithoutContainer"] Set to true if you wish to render the page content without .app-content container
ViewData["AppFooter"] Set to true if you wish to add the footer to the page
ViewData["AppTopNav"] Set to true if you wish to add the top nav to the page

Below is the list of supported section in shared page.

Section Usage
@section MetaTag {
-- tag html --
A way to add extra meta tag in individual page
@section Styles {
-- css files / url --
A way to add extra css files in individual page
@section Scripts {
-- js files / url --
A way to add extra js files in individual page
@section OutterAppContainerContent {
-- outter content here --
A way to put the content outside .app container

All the css files used in HudAsp has been compiled into one single files vendor.min.css and HudAsp core css is compiled into app.min.css by using gulp. Below is the list of library included in app.min.css. You may change the setting in gulpfile.js if you wish to add / remove library from app.min.css.

  1. FontAwesome
  2. jQuery UI
  3. Animate.css
  4. Pace Loader
  5. Bootstrap
<!-- core-css -->
<link href="~/css/vendor.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<link href="~/css/app.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />

<!-- OR without vendor.min.css -->
<link href="~/lib/@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/css/all.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<link href="~/lib/bootstrap-icons/font/bootstrap-icons.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<link href="~/lib/jquery-ui-dist/jquery-ui.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<link href="assets/plugins/animate.css/animate.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<link href="assets/plugins/pace-js/themes/black/pace-theme-flash.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<link href="assets/plugins/perfect-scrollbar/css/perfect-scrollbar.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<link href="assets/css/app.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />

<!-- core-css required folder -->

This theme compiles 6 javascript library into one single file app.min.js and HudAsp core js is compiled into app.min.js by using gulp. Below is the list of library included in app.min.js. You may change the setting in gulpfile.js if you wish to add / remove library from app.min.js.

  1. Pace Loader
  2. jQuery
  3. jQuery UI
  4. Bootstrap
  5. Perfect Scrollbar
  6. JavaScript Cookie

Sidebar collapsed:

  ViewData["AppClass"] = "app-sidebar-collapsed";

Full height:

  ViewData["AppClass"] = "app-content-full-height";

Full width:

  ViewData["AppClass"] = "app-content-full-width";
  ViewData["AppWithoutSidebar"] = true;

Fixed footer:

  ViewData["AppClass"] = "app-footer-fixed";
  ViewData["AppWithFooter"] = true;

Boxed Layout

  ViewData["BodyClass"] = "app-with-bg";
  ViewData["AppClass"] = "app-boxed-layout";

Top Nav (without sidebar)

  ViewData["AppClass"] = "app-with-top-nav app-without-sidebar";
  ViewData["AppTopNav"] = true;
  ViewData["AppSidebarNone"] = true;

Top Nav (without header)

  ViewData["AppClass"] = "app-with-top-nav app-without-header";
  ViewData["AppTopNav"] = true;
  ViewData["AppHeaderNone"] = true;

Mixed Nav

  ViewData["AppClass"] = "app-with-top-nav";
  ViewData["AppTopNav"] = true;

Mixed Nav Boxed Layout

  ViewData["AppClass"] = "app-with-top-nav app-boxed-layout";
  ViewData["AppTopNav"] = true;

Add the theme to the <body> tag in /Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml in order to change the theme color.

Available Theme Options

<body class="theme-red">...</body>
<body class="theme-pink">...</body>
<body class="theme-orange">...</body>
<body class="theme-yellow">...</body>
<body class="theme-lime">...</body>
<body class="theme-green">...</body>
<body class="theme-teal">...</body>
<body class="theme-cyan">...</body>
<body class="theme-blue">...</body>
<body class="theme-purple">...</body>
<body class="theme-indigo">...</body>
<body class="theme-black">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-100">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-200">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-300">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-400">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-500">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-600">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-700">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-800">...</body>
<body class="theme-gray-900">...</body>

OR set the primary theme color from scss /src/scss/_variables.scss

<!-- LINE 79-->
$theme:        $red !default;
$theme:        $pink !default;
$theme:        $orange !default;
$theme:        $yellow !default;
$theme:        $lime !default;
$theme:        $green !default;
$theme:        $teal !default;
$theme:        $cyan !default;
$theme:        $blue !default;
$theme:        $purple !default;
$theme:        $indigo !default;
$theme:        $gray-200 !default;

Add the cover class to the <html> tag in /Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml in order to change the page cover.

Available Theme Options

<html class="bg-cover-2">...</html>
<html class="bg-cover-3">...</html>
<html class="bg-cover-4">...</html>
<html class="bg-cover-5">...</html>
<html class="bg-cover-6">...</html>
<html class="bg-cover-7">...</html>
<html class="bg-cover-8">...</html>
<html class="bg-cover-9">...</html>

Starting from version 2.0, we have implemented a default dark mode theme that is applied to the HTML page. This is achieved through the use of the data-bs-theme="dark" attribute in the <html> tag.

If you wish to enable the light mode instead, you can easily do so by removing the data-bs-theme="dark" attribute from the HTML tag. This will disable the default dark mode and enable the light mode theme.

Please note that once you remove the data-bs-theme="dark" attribute, the light mode theme will persist even if the user refreshes the page or navigates to a different page within the application.

Here's an example:

change from
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" data-bs-theme="dark">
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

With this example, the data-bs-theme="dark" attribute has been removed from html tag. This will enable the light mode to the entire page.


If you want to apply light / dark mode to a single component only, you can add the data-bs-theme="light|dark" attribute to that component.

<div class="card" data-bs-theme="light">
  <div class="card-body">
    <!-- your component content here -->

To enable RTL mode, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the /src/_variables.scss file in your code editor.
  2. Find the $enable-rtl variable and change its value to true:
    $enable-rtl: true;
    This will enable RTL mode for your application.
  3. Save the changes to the file.
  4. Open your terminal or command prompt and navigate to the root directory of your project.
  5. Run the following command to regenerate the app.min.css file:
    gulp css
    This will regenerate the app.min.css file with the changes you made to the $enable-rtl variable.

Global Variables

The /src/_variables.scss file contains the variables that control the styles of your application.

To edit these variables, navigate to the /src/_variables.scss file in your code editor and modify the values of the variables to suit your needs.

<!-- global variable -->

Dark Mode Variables

The /src/_variables-dark.scss file contains the variables that control the styles for dark mode. These variables are used in conjunction with the variables in the /src/_variables.scss file to provide different values for light and dark modes.

<!-- dark mode variable -->

If you wish to enable the gulp compilation during debug / release process, kindly add the following code in HudAsp.csproj.

Do not forget to run the npm install command by using command prompt / terminal to generate the node_module folder.
// add the following code

<Target Name="MyPreCompileTarget" BeforeTargets="Build">
  <Exec Command="gulp" />

You may run the following command to generate the plugins files in /lib folder

cd /your-path-url/template_asp/HudAsp/
npm install
gulp plugins

I've used the following images, icons or other files as listed.


  1. .NET: https://dotnet.microsoft.com/

jQuery Plugins

  1. animate.css: https://daneden.github.io/animate.css/
  2. ApexCharts: https://apexcharts.com/
  3. jQuery File Upload: https://blueimp.github.io/jQuery-File-Upload/
  4. Bootstrap: http://getbootstrap.com/
  5. Bootstrap Icons: https://icons.getbootstrap.com/
  6. Bootstrap Datepicker: https://uxsolutions.github.io/bootstrap-datepicker/
  7. Bootstrap Daterangepicker: http://www.daterangepicker.com/
  8. Bootstrap Slider: https://www.eyecon.ro/bootstrap-slider/
  9. Bootstrap Timepicker: http://jdewit.github.io/bootstrap-timepicker/
  10. Bootstrap Table: https://bootstrap-table.com/
  11. Chart.js: https://chartjs.org
  12. DataTables: https://datatables.net/
  13. FontAwesome: https://fontawesome.com/
  14. Fullcalendar: https://fullcalendar.io/
  15. Iconify: https://icon-sets.iconify.design/
  16. jQuery: https://jquery.com/
  17. jQuery UI: https://jqueryui.com/
  18. jQuery Typeahead: http://www.runningcoder.org/jquerytypeahead/
  19. jquery.maskedinput: https://github.com/excellalabs/jquery.maskedinput
  20. Javascript Cookie: https://github.com/js-cookie/js-cookie
  21. jszip: https://github.com/Stuk/jszip
  22. jVectormap: http://jvectormap.com/
  23. Lity: https://sorgalla.com/lity/
  24. Tag-It: http://aehlke.github.io/tag-it/
  25. Selectpicker: https://picker.uhlir.dev/
  26. Spectrum: https://seballot.github.io/spectrum/
  27. kbw-countdown: https://github.com/kbwood/countdown
  28. moment: http://momentjs.com/
  29. Pace: https://github.com/HubSpot/pace
  30. pdfmake: https://github.com/bpampuch/pdfmake
  31. Perfect Scrollbar: https://github.com/mdbootstrap/perfect-scrollbar
  32. PhotoSwipe: https://photoswipe.com/
  33. PicMo: https://picmojs.com/
  34. Popper.js: https://popper.js.org/
  35. Summernote: https://github.com/summernote/summernote


  1. Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/
  2. Freepik: https://www.freepik.com/


  1. Flaticon: https://www.flaticon.com/