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Plugins are extensions to Rider core functionality. They provide the IDE integration with version control systems (VCS) and application servers, add support for various development technologies, frameworks and programming languages, and so on.

The more plugins are installed and enabled, the more features you have available. On the other hand, disabling unnecessary plugins may increase the IDE performance, especially on "less powerful" computers.

Certain plugins are independent, certain aren't. Dependent plugins require other plugins to be enabled.

Categories of plugins

In relation to Rider, plugins may be attributed to one of the following categories:

Plugin repositories

Rider provides access to the JetBrains Plugin Repository at http://plugins.jetbrains.com and to the dedicated Rider Plugin Repository.

You can set up your own, enterprise plugin repositories, for example, to store plugins that you want to reserve for your company's internal use only. (A plugin repository corresponds to one or more Web servers.)

You can register such repositories in Rider and then work with them the same way as with the JetBrains Plugin Repository. See Managing Enterprise Plugin Repositories and Adding Plugins to Enterprise Repositories.

Last modified: 11 October 2017

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