Thanks to the concept of Run/Debug configurations, Rider makes it easy to switch between projects we want to debug in the IDE. Using compound Run/Debug configurations, we can even debug multiple projects at the same time (see our debugging series for more about compound run configurations in Rider).
Open the browser when running a web application
When debugging web applications, it may be useful to launch the web browser and navigate to a the URL of the application being debugged. Rider’s Run/Debug configurations now have a new Browser tab where we can enable this functionality. We can pick the browser to open and set the URL to navigate to:
When we now debug our .NET project (F5), Rider will automatically open the browser at the URL we configured.
Download Rider and give it a try! We’d love to hear your feedback!