Rider 2018.3 Early Access Program kicks off

As of right this moment we are starting the Early Access Program for Rider 2018.3. Now is a great time to visit our site, download the first EAP build, and get all new features right away:

Rider 2018.3 EAP

Let’s have a brief look at the significant features, improvements, and changes we’ve prepared for you in Rider 2018.3 EAP:

  • We’ve added the long-awaited refactoring Rename project. No more manual renaming of all usages of a project – just use a few clicks and that’s it.
  • Another long-awaited feature, which exists in ReSharper but was missing in Rider: Assembly Explorer. It allows opening multiple assemblies, as well as traversing and exploring all open assemblies. It is available as a view in the Explorer window in addition to the Solution and the File System views.
  • We’ve refactored the loading assemblies stage and this optimization has sped up solution loading.
  • Rider has a newly redesigned Search Everywhere popup and Plugins pages in Preferences/Settings.
  • You can explore the inheritance hierarchy of types via Navigate | Type Hierarchy.
  • We’ve implemented the Introduce parameter refactoring for local functions.
  • Lots of new inspections, quick-fixes, and context actions have been added to C# code analysis for different cases.
  • NuGet support gets more love:
    • Support for NuGet servers that use NTLM/Windows authentication (on Windows).
    • Find this type on nuget.org feature, which some of you might be familiar with if you use ReSharper, has been added to the AltEnter menu for unresolved symbols.
    • A new quick-fix, Install missing .NET Core Adapter, is available in unit tests files in case you missed a required package.
    • Better and faster packages search in the NuGet window based on NuGet Completion Service.
    • The NuGet window shows more NuGet Folders based on NuGet.config files.
  • Improved Angular support.
  • Multiline Todos support in JavaScript and TypeScript.
  • The Open in Rider action is available in the context menu of File Explorer. It works only on Windows and only if Rider was installed via the installer (not via Toolbox App).
  • Tab/Shift+Tab indentation behavior is now the same as that in Visual Studio. Pressing Tab or Shift+Tab aligns the code to the closest indentation (when indent is set in spaces).
  • XSLT Debugger has been added.
  • Unity support has had another huge update:
    • A bunch of new inspections and appropriate quick-fixes to improve your Unity code
    • The spell checker no longer runs on .asmdef files.
    • Ignored tests are marked with the correct result status.
    • Unity Explorer is now shown on Linux.
    • An Editor EntryPoint C# script file template has been added.
    • Double-clicking a process item in the Attach to Unity Process list will now close the dialog and attach to that process.
    • Unity Component Data entities are now shown in the Variables window in the list of object’s fields/properties while debugging.
    • Duplicates are removed from code completion.
    • And lots more (see the whole list of fixes and improvements)!
    • P.S.: We would like to say thank you to Jurjen Biewenga for his contribution to the “Unity Support” plugin (PR 823, 822, 772).

If you are interested in the whole list of improvements and fixes, you are welcome to visit our public bug tracker.

Come and get your copy either on the website or via Toolbox App.

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8 Responses to Rider 2018.3 Early Access Program kicks off

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  2. Nicolas Martel says:

    I love the new search everywhere menu! Not sure if I’m misremembering, but It seems to fit a lot more result entries than before. I’m hoping the new Resharper window that shows relevant formatting options for selected code lands in 2018.3 as well, it seems extremely useful.

    • Alexander Kurakin says:

      Hello Nicolas! Unfortunately, “Format Selection | Configure” won’t be introduced in Rider 2018.3, we will do our best to add it in 2019.1 release cycle. Thanks!

  3. Alexey Smirnov says:

    Typo fix: “has sped up solution loading” => “has speed up solution loading”

  4. Patrick Blackman says:

    Please put in the ability to document source code, its really needed in Rsharper and Rider, have submitted requests for this for some time.

  5. Artem says:

    Any info about docker-compose debug support?

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