Rider 2019.2 is released!

Hello everyone,

We have good news for you today – Rider 2019.2 is released and ready for you to download!


Here are the biggest and best things about Rider 2019.2:

  • Debugger goodies: highlight key variables while debugging; Run to Statement and Jump to Statement have floating icons right in the code editor; and stack calculation and stepping are considerably faster in many situations.


  • For Xamarin iOS developers: publish .ipa files to iOS devices, and manage provisioning profiles for Xamarin iOS projects right from Rider.
  • Windows Forms designer: work with third-party controls from Telerik, DevExpress, Syncfusion, ComponentOne, and Infragistics; and use 32-bit controls.


  • Code coverage now works for Mono applications and unit tests on macOS, Linux, and Windows.
  • Enhanced C# support: enjoy better C# 8.0 support, and apply the Convert concatenation to interpolation context action in scope.
  • Code Vision comes to F#! See inferred types for functions, values, members, and VCS author for declarations – right in the code editor.
  • UI enhancements: now you can commit with a non-modal dialog right on the Local Changes tab; UI has been updated for tabs for the Light theme; and the code completion popup looks new.


Those were just the highlights. Rider 2019.2 also delivers:

  • VCS updates: improved handling of ignore files; prediction of files you may be forgetting to check-in; ‘Show history for directory’ works through the Git log; and more.
  • File Layout patterns can be modified via the XAML View (with code completion and code highlighting) right in Rider’s Settings/Preferences.
  • Solution Explorer update: solution folders can now be renamed; Filtered solutions (*.slnf) are supported; and Auto-scroll to source is disabled for solution/project files.
  • Unity support: serialized field values directly in the editor; code completion and validation of scene, tag, layers, and input values; greatly improved performance of text-based asset handling; and more.


  • Web development: smart new intentions, improved Rename refactoring, better support for Vue.js component libraries, searching for duplicate code, and more.
  • Database support: full-text search with SQL preview, new intention actions, and more.


  • Syntax highlighting is available for over 20 different programming languages, thanks to the built-in TextMate language grammars.
  • NuGet support: native cross-platform credential providers and the package’s readme.txt are supported, and XDT transformations update XML files.
  • You’ll know when the ‘Build Solution’ or ‘Run Unit Tests’ action has been completed, thanks to a new system notification.
  • Now you can exempt members from the Import namespace suggestion and from code completion.
  • ASP.NET support: our own ‘ASP.NET code-behind files’ generator is available for aspx/ascx files.

For more details on these changes, please check out the Rider What’s New page. The full list of fixes completed in the 2019.2 release cycle can be found on YouTrack.

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15 Responses to Rider 2019.2 is released!

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    Nicolas M says:

    August 8, 2019

    As a Rider user, it’s Christmas 4 times a year!

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    Mathijs Bakker says:

    August 10, 2019

    Good to see code coverage is working for Mono and Unity on all three mayor platforms.
    Wouldn’t it be awesome to have Rider + dotCover in one pricing plan?

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    Ralf says:

    August 11, 2019

    Perhaps the Designer Toolbox of WinForms needs a little bit more attention.
    – Can’t add third party components because the three buttons Add/Delete/Reload within Toolbox toolbar not visible/available.
    – The common components list isn’t complete. Controls such as TabControl and ListView are missing. The designer itself can work with this controls. If I edit the FormName.Designer.cs with a text editor and add manually such controls, the winforms designers shows both controls and I can configure it.
    Apart from this, my compliments. Building a winform app with dotnet core 3 preview 7 works very well. Point for you.

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      Alexander Kurakin says:

      August 12, 2019

      Hello Ralf! Thanks for the report. WinForms designer for .NET Core 3 is limited right now due to an issue on MS side, more info at

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        Ralf says:

        August 12, 2019

        But both TabControl and ListView are working fine with .Net Core 3 preview 7. They are only missing in the common components list. Are any workaround available to add both on local installation?

        I added both controls manually in designer.cs file of form. After this the Rider Designer shows both controls in Designer view without errors. I can configure all properties in designer properties form, there are no errors shown on compiling and the compiled example app is running without errors.

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    Jim says:

    August 13, 2019

    Seems like I can’t access the very convenient “run dashboard” anymore.
    It worked well in the EAP….
    I’m running a “compound” configuration.

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      Olga Diakonova says:

      August 13, 2019

      Hello Jim,

      Please note that since 2019.2, Run Dashboard is renamed to Services, the configuration for it can be made the same way as you can find in the following section:

      Let me know if it helps.

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        Jim says:

        August 14, 2019

        Thanks, I got it working but at first the services window would appear but launching the configuration from it didn’t display the list of apps running, it was useseless, util somehow after doing something I had a pop-up alert asking me if I wanted to use the services window. After clicking yes on that popup I finally had the list & the ability to restart each etc…

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    Stefan says:

    August 16, 2019

    I installed Rider 2019.2 via Toolbox on my Mac. Unfortunately Rider cannot detect .NET core installation on my MacOS.

    dotnet –info:
    .NET Core SDKs installed:
    2.2.401 [/usr/local/share/dotnet/sdk]
    3.0.100-preview8-013656 [/usr/local/share/dotnet/sdk]

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    Grigory says:

    August 25, 2019

    Thank you for the job you have done.
    Are you going to add third-party libraries support to WPF designer as well? Now, if I add Telerik controls, it fails.

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    Hugo says:

    September 18, 2019

    Hi !

    Is it possible to still use the old, modal VCS pop-up ? I really favor it over the new one, and couldn’t find an option to turn it back (changing the view mode is not really putting the interface as it was before).

    Thank you !

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      Matthias Koch says:

      September 18, 2019

      Hi Hugo, in the settings dialog, you can untick Version Control | Commit Dialog | Commit from Local Changes without showing the Commit Dialog.

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        Hugo says:

        October 4, 2019

        Awesome, thank you !

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