WHAT IS RIDER?
JetBrains Rider is a new cross-platform .NET IDE based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper.
Supports most .NET project types
Rider supports .NET Framework, the newcross-platform .NET Core, and Mono based projects. This lets you develop a wide array of applications including .NET desktop applications, servicesand libraries, Unity games, Xamarin apps, ASP.NETand ASP.NET Coreweb applications.
As well as running and debugging multiple runtimes, Rider itself runs on multiple platforms: Windows, macOS and Linux.
Feature-rich and fast
Rider provides 2500+ live code inspections, hundreds of context actions and refactorings brought by ReSharper, and combines them with the IntelliJ platform's solid IDE features. Despite a heavy feature set, Rider is designed to be fast and responsive.
Rider's rich editor features different kinds of code completion and code templates, auto-inserting matching braces and import directives, quick info tooltips and gutter icons for inheritance navigation, context actions, and much more.
Rider boasts 2500+ live code inspections, with automated quick-fixes to resolve detected issues individually or in bulk. Solution-wide error analysis will monitor code issues and let you know if anything goes wrong, even in files that are not currently open.
Navigation and search
You can jump to any file, type, or member in your code base in no time, as well as find settings and actions. Find usages of any symbol, or navigate from a symbol to base and derived symbols, extension methods or implementations.
Most of ReSharper's 50+ refactorings are already available in Rider, and its 450+ context actions are all there. Rename, extract methods, interfaces and classes, move and copy types, use alternative syntax, and a lot more!
Unit test runner
Rider helps you run and debug unit tests based on NUnit, xUnit.net, or MSTest. You can explore tests, group them in different ways, break them down into individual sessions, see test output and navigate to source code from stack traces.
Debugger and more tools
Rider includes a debugger that works with .NET Framework, Mono and .NET Core applications, letting you step, watch, evaluate and run to cursor. Other tools include a stack trace explorer, NuGet browser, VCS and database support.