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JetBrains Rider provides integration with the AngularJS framework also known as Angular 1. This support involves:

  • AngularJS-aware code completion for ng directives (also including custom directives), controller and application names, and code insights for data bindings inside curly-brace expressions {{}}.
  • AngularJS-specific navigation:
    • Between the name of a controller in HTML and its definition in JavaScript.
    • Between ngView or &routeProvider and the template.
    • Go To Symbol navigation for entities.
  • A collection of AngularJS built-in live templates.
  • Quick documentation look-up by pressing Ctrl+Shift+F1.
  • AngularJS ui-router diagram.

Before you start

  1. Download, install, and configure Node.js as described in Configuring Node.js Interpreters.
  2. Install and enable the NodeJS and AngularJS plugins on the Plugins page as described in Installing, Updating and Uninstalling Repository Plugins and Enabling and Disabling Plugins.

To open an application that is organized in the directory structure and does not have a solution file, press Ctrl+O or choose File | Open | File or Folder... from the main menu, and then specify the root folder of the application.

Configuring AngularJS support in a solution

If you already have AngularJS sources in your project (for example, in the bower_components folder), just open your project and start working. If these sources are excluded from project, then you only need to configure AngularJS as an External JavaScript library.

Configuring AngularJS coding assistance in an empty solution manually

  1. Download the AngularJS framework at
  2. Configure AngularJS as a JetBrains Rider JavaScript library, to let JetBrains Rider recognize AngularJS-specific structures and provide full coding assistance:
    1. Open the Settings/Preferences dialog box, and click JavaScript Libraries.
    2. In the Libraries area, click the Add button.
    3. In the New Library dialog box that opens, specify the name of the library.
    4. Click the Add button new next to the list of library files and choose Attach Files or Attach Directory on the context menu, depending of whether you need separate files or an entire folder.
    5. Select the Angular.js or Angular.min.js, or an entire directory in the dialog box that opens. JetBrains Rider returns to the New Library dialog box where the Name read-only field shows the name of the selected files or folder.
    6. In the Type field, specify which version you have downloaded and are going to add.
      • If you added Angular.js, choose Debug. This version is helpful in the development environment, especially for debugging.
      • If you added the minified Angular.min.js, choose Release. This version is helpful in the production environment because the file size is significantly smaller.
    Learn more at Configuring JavaScript Libraries.

Installing AngularJS in an empty project through Bower

  1. Download, install, and configure Node.js as described in Configuring Node.js Interpreters.
  2. Install Bower as described in Bower.
  3. Open the embedded Terminal (View | Tool Windows | Terminal) and type bower install angular at the command prompt to install the package in the current project.

You can also install the angular package on the Bower page of the Settings/Preferences dialog as described in Installing and Removing Bower Packages.

Using AngularJS Router state diagrams

You can see a diagram illustrating the relations between views, states, and templates in AngularJS applications that use ui-router.

To generate and view a diagram, open the desired file in the editor, and then choose Diagrams | Show AngularJS ui-router State Diagram on the context menu. JetBrains Rider generates a diagram and shows it in a separate editor tab.

To navigate from an element in the diagram to the code that implements this element, select it and choose Jump to Source on the context menu.

Last modified: 19 April 2018

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