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Rider Invites You to Join Its Early Access Program for 2024.1

Welcome to the Early Access Program of our first release of the year – Rider 2024.1!

Before we dive into the updates included in this build, here’s a refresher on what the EAP is all about:

What is an Early Access Program

The Early Access Program (EAP) for JetBrains products gives you and your team free access to pre-release versions of our software, allowing you to evaluate new features, test issues that have been resolved, and provide feedback.

To use products released under our EAP, you do not need a paid IDE subscription. However, you will need a JetBrains Account to use EAP versions of our IDEs and .NET tools. All EAP builds are valid for 30 days from their release date.

Why do we share EAP builds for free?

Simply put – we do this to gather as much feedback on the newest features as possible from as wide an audience as possible. Your active participation in the program is integral to our development process and truly helps shape the products.

You can leave your mark on Rider in several ways:

  1. By reporting the bugs. See something that doesn’t work as expected? Say something! You can do it right inside the IDE by going to Help | Report a Bug or by creating a ticket on our issue tracker.
  2. By submitting exceptions. We get it: Catching an exception inside the IDE can disrupt your workflow, and most people want to make them disappear right away. However, reporting exceptions is essential to the stability of the product. When you report an exception, it sends an immediate signal to the development team that something slipped past our QA and needs our urgent attention.
  3. By leaving comments on the blog. We read every single one and try to get back to you with a response as soon as possible. Feel free to share your feedback and leave any questions or requests there.

At the end of each EAP cycle, we identify and contact the users who have contributed valuable feedback and reported the most bugs to reward them for their impact.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the active contributors who helped us deliver a feature-rich 2023.3 release.

What’s new in Rider 2023.3

How to get an EAP build

There are a few ways for you to access preview builds:

Now, let’s look at the feature highlights included in this first 2024.1 build.

Rider 2024.1 EAP 1 updates

New options for type dependency diagrams

The type dependency diagrams introduced in our latest release are getting a functional upgrade.

There’s now an option to add a node to a diagram using Search. When viewing a type dependency diagram, simply press Space and start typing the name of the node you’re looking for in the Search bar.

There’s also a new option to remove nodes in a type dependency diagram. This feature might be useful if you have an expansive diagram and would like to focus on a particular part of it. To remove any number of nodes from the view, select the ones in question and use the context menu to invoke Delete.

Rider now also lets you add related types for a specific type in a diagram. Related types can be sourced from tooltip data and include:

  • base types
  • immediate inheritors
  • constructor injections
  • references
  • usages

To add related types to a node, right-click on that node and select Add All Referenced Types from the context menu.

That’s it for now! For the full list of resolved issues, please refer to our issue tracker.

We hope that you’ll join us on the EAP journey over the next few weeks. As you continue testing the newest additions to Rider, please don’t hesitate to share your feedback with us here on the blog, on social media, or via our issue tracker.

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