Rider from JetBrains supports .NET Framework, the new cross-platform .NET Core, and Mono-based projects. This lets you develop a wide array of applications, including .NET desktop applications, services and libraries, Unity games, Xamarin apps, ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core Web applications. It provides 2000+ live code inspections, hundreds of context actions and refactorings and combines them with the IntelliJ platform’s solid IDE features. Despite a heavy feature set, Rider is designed to be fast and responsive. As well as running and debugging multiple runtimes, Rider itself runs on multiple platforms: Windows, macOS and Linux.
What is Rider?
JetBrains Rider is a cross-platform .NET IDE based on the IntelliJ platform and ReSharper.
Supports many .NET project types
Rider supports .NET Framework, the new cross-platform .NET Core, and Mono-based projects. This lets you develop a wide range of applications, including .NET desktop applications, services and libraries, Unity games, Xamarin apps, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET Core web applications.
Feature-rich and fast
Rider provides 2200+ 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.
As well as running and debugging multiple runtimes, Rider itself runs on multiple platforms: Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Features in Rider
Rider boasts 2,200+ 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.
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.
Most of ReSharper’s 60+ 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, and VCS and database support.
Databases and SQL
Work with SQL and databases without leaving Rider. Connect to databases, edit schemas and table data, run queries, and even analyze schemas with UML diagrams.
Jump to any file, type, or member in your code base instantly, as well as quickly find settings and actions. Find usages of any symbol, or navigate from a symbol to the base and derived symbols, extension methods, or implementations.
True to its roots, Rider supports a wide array of plugins developed for ReSharper and IntelliJ Platform. In addition to the bundled plugins (such as those for VCS, F#, and Unity support), plugins that support Markdown, .gitignore files, and Python scripts are available.
What’s new in Rider?
UPDATES IN RIDER 2023.1
JetBrains uses a subscription-based licensing model, allowing you to purchase yearly subscriptions that include all bug-fix updates. The new licensing model also includes perpetual fallback license grants. When purchasing an annual subscription, you will immediately get a perpetual fallback license for the exact version available at the time of your purchase.
Commercial Annual Subscription for legal entities, including companies and organizations (both for-profit and non-profit), requiring the software for general commercial use. A legal entity may use the software under the Business Subscription on any computer, operating system, and by any developer within a legal entity, provided that the total number of concurrent users never exceeds the number of subscriptions purchased by that legal entity.
Commercial Annual Subscription includes
Comparison of Commercial and Personal License
Commercial Licence (Business and Organizations)
Personal Licence (Individual)
System requirements and compatibility for Rider
Operating systems (64-bit distributions only)
In the subscription, the following Support and Maintenance with JetBrains is included.