JetBrains Rider 2017.3 Help

Working with Background Tasks

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When lengthy tasks are running, for example, search and replace, VCS update, etc., JetBrains Rider displays the progress bar. You can bring execution of such tasks to the background by clicking the Background button.

rdr background

However, when a task of a certain type is brought to the background, you can still view its progress.

Viewing background tasks

To view tasks running in the background, do one of the following

  • View the Status bar:
    rdr background taskbar
  • In the Status bar, click icon status spinner.
  • On the main menu, choose Window | Background Tasks | Show.

As a result, the Background Tasks manager opens, showing all the tasks that are currently running in the background. You can review their progress, and if necessary, cancel the unnecessary tasks by clicking icon stop task.

rdr background dialog

When the Auto Show command is checked, the Background Tasks manager opens automatically every time a task is launched in the background.

Last modified: 19 April 2018