JetBrains Rider 2017.2 is released

Jura Gorohovsky

Please welcome Rider 2017.2 RTM: this year’s second major update to the new .NET IDE.

JetBrains Rider 2017.2 is released

For a recap, here are the highlights of this Rider update:

  • Support for .NET Core 2.0: you can now edit, run, debug, test, navigate and refactor your shiny new .NET Core applications.
  • Call and value tracking: inspect where a value originates and where it’s passed next, or what call trees a method is part of.
  • MSTest support: Rider can now run unit tests that target both the classic MSTest and the newer cross-platform MSTest V2.
  • Opening individual folders or files, because not all code is in a solution or project. Alternatively, you can attach a folder to an exiting solution.
  • Multiple debugger updates including the Parallel Stacks view, lambda evaluation, and marking variables.
  • New refactorings ported from ReSharper: Transform Parameters and Invert Boolean.
  • Updates from the latest ReSharper, including improved support for C# 7.0, initial support for C# 7.1, and an assortment of code inspections.
  • Evolving F# support, including code folding, XML doc comment tooltips, and evaluating expressions on hover.
  • Unity support improvements, such as new file templates and better ShaderLab code highlighting.
  • Updates from the latest IntelliJ Platform in terms of VCS integration, JavaScript and TypeScript support, and better textual search.

Learn more about Rider 2017.2 and download the update!

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5 Responses to JetBrains Rider 2017.2 is released

  1. John Doe says:

    October 15, 2017

    One of the biggest reasons for staying with VS is the support for TFS.
    The jetbrains plugin works fine for most actions, but completely messes up branching.
    I submitted an issue a while back: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/RIDER-9878 and I’m not sure if it was the right place to submit it.

    • Jura Gorohovsky says:

      October 16, 2017

      Thanks, we’ll take a look at this issue.

    • Tom says:

      October 17, 2017

      You can use https://github.com/git-tfs/git-tfs and git integration instead. It’s not a perfect solution because you need to do checkins and branches from command line (git tfs rcheckin and git tfs branch respectively) but it works well. At least for me

      • Marcel Bradea says:

        October 24, 2017

        Or you know… get the heck off TFS.

        Microsoft itself has strategically deprecated it in favour of Git. TFS has no future, so the faster you can get your organization to step away from it the better for everyone involved will be.

      • Lex says:

        November 15, 2017

        Thank you for saving me my hair!

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