Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw

Smart Paste in Rider

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Smart Paste, a “little big feature” in Rider (as well as in ReSharper). It ensures the right escaping in string literals that are copy/pasted. For example, consider pasting The “Name” field is required into var error … Continue reading

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Using dotPeek to figure out why IIS crashed

Here’s a story on how I once used dotPeek to provide debugger symbols and (decompiled) source code for a crashed application for which we had nothing but the application assemblies available. Namespaces have been altered to protect the innocent. Nothing better … Continue reading

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Rider EAP update: Version control and database editor improvements

We already mentioned numerous times that Rider is built on top of ReSharper, analyzing our code in the background, and the IntelliJ platform, providing the front end and editor capabilities for our cross-platform IDE for .NET. Doing so lets us ship the best … Continue reading

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Rider EAP update: File watchers

One cool thing about Rider is that we can tap into the rich plugin ecosystem the IntelliJ platform brings. There are community plugins, and several JetBrains plugins as well. One of those was recently made available to work with Rider … Continue reading

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Rider EAP update: Working with NuGet

There’s no way around it: .NET development today and in the future means working with NuGet for bringing dependencies into our projects. Rider lets us install, update and remove NuGet packages, and automatically restores missing packages when a project is opened. … Continue reading

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Rider EAP 18: CoreCLR debugging is back (on Windows)

Good news everyone! A fresh Rider Early Access Program (EAP) build is available for download! Rider EAP 18 brings back CoreCLR debugging on Windows (Linux and Mac OS X will come later), the Invalid volume separator char solution load error has been fixed, there’s … Continue reading

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Rider EAP update: Editor presentation improvements

Since we first released the Early Access Preview (EAP) of Rider, our cross-platform IDE, we’ve been hard at work improving many aspects of it. We spent quite some time improving visible (and invisible) aspects of the editor. Let’s look at some … Continue reading

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Rider EAP update: Code style settings and layers

Since our first public Early Access Preview (EAP) for Rider, we’ve been hard at work improving our cross-platform IDE for .NET development. Rider helps keeping a consistent code style throughout our code base, applying style settings that are based on widely … Continue reading

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State of the union: ReSharper C# 7 and VB.NET 15 support

When we released ReSharper 2016.3 (and earlier this week, ReSharper 2017.1 EAP), we introduced initial support for C# 7 and VB.NET 15. For example, ReSharper now understands binary literals and digit separators, as well as local functions with several inspections. … Continue reading

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Rider EAP 17: NuGet, unit testing, good and bad news on debugging

UPDATE: Rider EAP build 18 re-introduced CoreCLR debugging on Windows. Implementations for Linux and macOS will make their return later, stay tuned. Ah, the scent of fresh software in the morning. We just published a fresh Rider Early Access Preview … Continue reading

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