JetBrains Rider 2021.2 Help

Attach to process

JetBrains Rider provides a way to attach the debugger to both local and remote processes.

The steps to attach to a process depend on how and where the process was launched.

First off, if you want to debug a program that can be started from JetBrains Rider, the best way to do it is to start a local debugging session.

Attach to a local process

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+F5 or choose Run | Attach to Process from the main menu.

  2. The list of running local processes is shown. Select the process to attach to.

    If necessary, narrow down the list of processes by typing the first letters of its name or PID.

If you don't have sources of the target .NET or .NET Core process, you can still attach to it either as described above or by clicking Attach to Process on the Welcome screen, right after you start the IDE. JetBrains Rider will automatically load and decompile all assemblies from the process.

To get a proper starting point for debugging the target process, you can search for types in the loaded assemblies and set breakpoints in the decompiled code.

Attach to a remote process

Debugging a remote process (usually, a Web application running on a remote host), is a completely different scenario, which requires setting up the debug agent on the remote host and configuring the connection before actually attaching to the target process. All those steps are described in the Debug remote applications via SSH tutorial.

Detach from a process

The procedure to detach from a remote process is the same as for stopping a local debug session, however, the effect is different. When you detach, the debugging session closes but the process continues to run.

  • Click the Stop the Stop button button on the main toolbar on in the Debug window.

  • Alternatively, click Stop the Stop button on the main toolbar or press Ctrl+F2, then select the session to be closed.

Last modified: 31 August 2021