How to import a ionic example from GitHub into Visual Studio?



I am studying Ionic and using the excellent Visual Studio 2015 Community and VS Ionic Tabs Template to begin my studies.

But I would like to know how to get an Ionic example from GitHub (like ) into Visual Studio.

I have tried the following: cloning the repo using git command line, and, in Visual Studio, using File > New > Project from existing code > Apache Cordova, and pointing to the clone folder. This way Visual Studio starts importing many things from NPM but crashes before finishing. The only way to use VS again, after this, is to delete the clone folder.

Any help is welcome,