JetBrains Rider 2022.1 Help

Highlighting of matching code elements

When you move through the code using the keyboard, JetBrains Rider helps you quickly understand code structure by highlighting code elements that match the one where your caret is

Matching delimiters

JetBrains Rider highlights the opening or closing delimiter ((), [], {}, and <>) when you set the caret at its pair. Any opening parenthesis, bracket, brace or quote (altogether called "delimiters") can be highlighted with color or outline whenever you place the caret at the corresponding closing delimiter, and vice versa.

JetBrains Rider: Highlighting the matching delimiter with color

Highlighting of matching delimiters is enabled by default. To disable it, clear Matched brace on the Editor | Code Editing page of JetBrains Rider settings Ctrl+Alt+S.

Matching control flow keywords

JetBrains Rider highlights matching control flow keywords such as return, yield, and throw together with the corresponding return type; if and else that are parts of the same condition; case and default together with the corresponding switch; break and continue with the corresponding for, foreach, or while; as well as related async and await keywords in the same method.

In the example below, JetBrains Rider highlights all places where the method can return when the caret is at one of the return or throw statements.

JetBrains Rider highlights function exits

You can configure some of these highlightings with the Highlight context exits and Highlight related async/await keywords options on the Editor | Inspection Settings page of JetBrains Rider settings Ctrl+Alt+S.

Matching logical and conditional operators

JetBrains Rider highlights matching logical and conditional operators (|, ||, &, &&, as well as ? and ? pairs) that work together in a complex expressions when your caret is at one of such operators.

In the example below, %product helps understand that the highlighted operators will be evaluated together, while the value1 > 1 || value2 >= 2 && condition1 part will be evaluated before, and the || value6 %lt; value7 || condition2 part will be evaluated after, according to the operator precedence.

JetBrains Rider: Highlighting of matching logical operators

You can disable this highlighting by clearing the Highlight condition elements checkbox on the Editor | Inspection Settings page of JetBrains Rider settings Ctrl+Alt+S.

Last modified: 08 December 2021