Rider 2019.1 Kicks off its Early Access Program!

Hello everyone,

We spent last month scrambling to prepare some great new goodies for you. Please welcome the Rider 2019.1 Early Access Program!

Rider 2019.1 Kicks off its Early Access Program!

The highlights of this first EAP build include:

  • Publishing: support for publishing ASP.NET Classic (non-Core) web apps to local folders or via FTP.
  • IIS Express support in Rider: you can run and debug ASP.NET Core web applications on IIS Express (Windows only).
  • Outstanding update for F# support: the Rename refactoring for F#-defined symbols works across your entire solution; there are a heap of new handy features in Navigation, Find Usages, and cross-language interop; and more.
  • Massive startup performance upgrade: warm startup is now significantly (up to 2x) faster.
  • IL (Intermediate Language) viewer comes to Rider.
  • Xamarin support: Xcode integration was introduced, and Android support was extracted to a “non-bundled” plugin in the Plugin Repository.
  • Breadcrumbs support C#, VB.NET, and F# files.
  • Parameter info tooltip has been significantly improved.
  • Initial C# 8 support (read more).

Those were just the highlights. Here’s the “and more”:

  • Project Model improvements: better support for web references; the .NET Core version can be defined when creating a new project; and the MSBuild process can be automatically restarted if it was killed for some reason.
  • Huge unit testing update: performance and memory footprint improvements; new grouping rules introduced; the Session progress bar is available in a Unit Tests session window; new ‘Track Running Test’ and ‘Hide Empty Test Filters’ modes available in Unit Test Session Options; and lots more!
  • Run Configurations: a static method and a run configuration for a project can be executed directly from the gutter mark in the text editor.
  • Structural navigation from ReSharper is here to make Tab great again in Rider too.
  • Improved Unity support: new inspections and quick-fixes available; new notification when the Unity editor plugin is out of sync and automatic update is disabled; new notification to inform user there is no Player.log to open; ECS methods are marked as used; and Performance-critical context works across files.
  • VCS support: Fixup and Squash actions added to the VCS log; cherry-pick a file from a commit from the VCS log; incoming and outgoing commits are indicated; deleted shelved files can be restored; there’s a new ‘Uncheck all’ checkbox for partial Git commits; and you can switch sides in the diff viewer.
  • There’s a new navigation popup, ‘Recent Locations’, which shows your recently visited locations as code snippets, with a couple of lines before and after them (read more).
  • Web development: easier navigation in Angular projects using the Related symbol action; better support for TypeScript inside .vue files; support for Cucumber tests written in TypeScript; improved support for ESLint and TSLint in projects with multiple linter configurations; support for Less 3.0 features; new intentions and inspections.
  • Database support: Greenplum, Vertica, and Apache Hive are supported; code completion supports combined statements for CREATE and DROP; you don’t have to save the password at all; and more.
  • Debugger: Rider can be set as a JIT debugger on Windows.

If after reading all that you still want the whole list of fixes, please visit our public bug tracker.

There are several ways to get the first 2019.1 EAP build:

We’d love to hear your feedback!

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20 Responses to Rider 2019.1 Kicks off its Early Access Program!

  1. Wow what a BEAST of an update.

    Incredible work guys!
    Impressive to see the team push out this much velocity and value.

    Excited for Rider and it’s massive contribution to .NET.

  2. Hurrah! Great start to the 2019 updates!

  3. Mark Zielinski says:

    Is there .NET Core 3.0 support?

  4. Carl says:

    When will we see unit test code coverage on a Mac?

  5. Derek Price says:

    Is this live in the Toolbox app? I have version 1.13.4801 on Windows and no updates are showing up yet.

    • Alexander Kurakin says:

      @Derek, what distribution channels are selected for the Rider installation in the Toolbox (the nut icon next to Rider)?

      • Derek Price says:

        Interesting. I never had to change each product to specify a channel. I always got the latest and EAP. Not sure what changed…

        • Alexander Kurakin says:

          This was the only idea which had come to my mind. I’ve checked on Windows (but in Toolbox version 1.14.4987) and Rider EAP appeared there.

  6. Josh says:

    Awesome update, will we be getting some of the goodies that are on Windows in Linux soon?

    Tested on Windows, the startup is MUCH quicker.

    What an awesome update in general though, lots of good changes.

    • Alexander Kurakin says:

      Hey Josh! We’ve just published EAP 2 build with initial support for unit test coverage for .NET Core 2.x on Linux.

  7. Andrii Litvinov says:

    I have measure the time it takes to load large solution with over 200 projects with this EAP and load time reduced by more than 30 seconds. What an improvement! Great job!

  8. alexeyb86 says:

    Awesome news!

    Does it have Docker Compose debugging support as it was planned?

  9. Islam Stanaliev says:

    Great update! I wonder when are you gonna improve shader programming (cg) for unity?

    • Matt Ellis says:

      We’re hoping to tackle this in the 2019.2 timeframe. It’s a tricky issue, mainly because the pre-processor and especially macros makes the level of parsing we need very complicated. We’ve been doing quite a few things behind the scenes that we should be able to take advantage of, and this should be coming as part of 2019.2.

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