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Code Analysis

Rider helps you analyze code on various levels, starting from a single statement in the editor and all the way through to the architecture of your entire solution.

Finding code issues

Rider provides static code analysis (also known as code inspection) by applying over 2300 code inspections in C#, VB.NET, XAML, XML, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Razor, JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, CSS, ResX, and build script code, detecting compiler and runtime errors, suggesting corrections and improvements before you even compile.

By default, Rider starts analyzing a code file as soon as you open it in the editor, all the way you edit it, until it is closed. This design time inspection is performed silently by continuously applying all code inspections to your code. Not only Rider highlights code issues right in the editor according to their severity levels, it also provides commands for navigation between code issues.

If necessary, you can run code inspection for a specific project or the entire solution and check the list of issues found in the specified scope.

Also, you can enable the Solution-Wide Analysis that will detect all errors in your entire solution and extend the list of code inspections in the current file (e.g. it will find unused public members).

If needed, you can use code annotations to customize the way Rider inspects your code.

Quick-Fixes for Code Issues

Rider helps you resolve most of the discovered code issues automatically. All you need is to press Alt+Enter when the caret is on a code issue highlighted in the editor and check the suggested quick-fixes.

Keyboard shortcuts

You can use the following shortcuts for code analysis features:

Show Action List Alt+Enter
Next Code Issue Alt+Page Down
Previous Code Issue Alt+Page Up
Next Error Shift+Alt+Page Down
Previous Error Shift+Alt+Page Up
Toggle Code Inspection Ctrl+Shift+Alt+8
Toggle Code Inspection Ctrl+Shift+Alt+I
Show Errors in Solution window Ctrl+Alt+2
Show Inspection Results window Ctrl+Alt+7

For the full list of Rider keyboard shortcuts, see Keyboard Shortcuts Reference.

Last modified: 11 October 2017

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