JetBrains Rider 2020.1 Help

Install JetBrains Rider

JetBrains Rider is a cross-platform IDE that provides consistent experience on the Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

Prerequisites

Install using the Toolbox App

The JetBrains Toolbox App is the recommended tool to install JetBrains products. Use it to install and maintain different products or several versions of the same product, including Early Access Program (EAP) releases, update and roll back when necessary, and easily remove any tool. The Toolbox App maintains a list of all your projects to quickly open any project in the right IDE and version.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the installer .exe from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Run the installer and follow the wizard steps.

After you run the Toolbox App, click its icon in the notification area and select which product and version you want to install.

JetBrains Rider in the Toolbox app

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the disk image .dmg from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Mount the image and drag the JetBrains Toolbox app to the Applications folder.

After you run the Toolbox App, click its icon in the main menu and select which product and version you want to install.

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the tarball .tar.gz from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Extract the tarball to a directory that supports file execution.

    For example, to extract it to the recommended /opt directory, run the following command:

    sudo tar -xzf jetbrains-toolbox-1.13.4801.tar.gz -C /opt

Execute the jetbrains-toolbox binary from the extracted directory to run the Toolbox App and select which product and version you want to install. After you run the Toolbox App for the first time, it will automatically add the Toolbox App icon to the main menu.

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

Standalone installation

Install JetBrains Rider manually to manage the location of every instance and all the configuration files. For example, if you have a policy that requires specific install locations.

  1. Download the installer .exe.

  2. Run the installer and follow the wizard steps.

  1. Download the disk image .dmg.

  2. Mount the image and drag the JetBrains Rider app to the Applications folder.

  1. Download the tarball .tar.gz.

  2. Extract the tarball to a directory that supports file execution.

    For example, to extract it to the recommended /opt directory, run the following command:

    sudo tar -xzf Rider.tar.gz -C /opt

Execute the Rider.sh binary from the extracted directory to run JetBrains Rider.

To create a desktop entry, do one of the following:

  • On the Welcome screen, click Configure | Create Desktop Entry

  • From the main menu, click Tools | Create Desktop Entry

When you run JetBrains Rider for the first time, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance, and start working with the IDE.

For more information, see Run JetBrains Rider for the first time.

Silent installation on Windows

Silent installation is performed without any user interface. It can be used by network administrators to install JetBrains Rider on a number of machines and avoid interrupting other users.

To perform silent install, run the installer with the following switches:

  • /S: Enable silent install

  • /CONFIG: Specify the path to the silent configuration file

  • /D: Specify the path to the installation directory

    This parameter must be the last in the command line and it should not contain any quotes even if the path contains blank spaces.

For example:

rider64.exe /S /CONFIG=d:\temp\silent.config /D=d:\IDE\Rider

To check for issues during the installation process, add the /LOG switch with the log file path and name between the /S and /D parameters. The installer will generate the specified log file. For example:

Rider.exe /S /CONFIG=d:\temp\silent.config /LOG=d:\JetBrains\Rider\install.log /D=d:\IDE\Rider

Silent configuration file

You can download the default silent configuration file for JetBrains Rider at https://download.jetbrains.com/rider/silent.config

The silent configuration file defines the options for installing JetBrains Rider. With the default options, silent installation is performed only for the current user: mode=user. If you want to install JetBrains Rider for all users, change the value of the installation mode option to mode=admin and run the installer as an administrator.

The default silent configuration file is unique for each JetBrains product. You can modify it to enable or disable various installation options as necessary.

Install as a snap package on Linux

You can install JetBrains Rider as a self-contained snap package. Since snaps update automatically, your JetBrains Rider installation will always be up to date.

JetBrains Rider is distributed via two channels:

  • The stable channel includes only stable versions. To install the latest stable release of JetBrains Rider, run the following command:

    sudo snap install rider --classic

    The --classic option is required because the JetBrains Rider snap requires full access to the system, like a traditionally packaged application.

  • The edge channel includes EAP builds. To install the latest EAP build of JetBrains Rider, run the following command:

    sudo snap install rider --classic --edge

When the snap is installed, you can launch it by running the rider command.

To list all installed snaps, you can run sudo snap list. For information about other snap commands, see the Snapcraft documentation.

Last modified: 5 June 2020