JetBrains Rider 2019.3 Help

Structural Navigation

JetBrains Rider allows you to use the Tab and Shift+Tab keys to quickly move text selection to the next or previous code element without having to use the mouse or the cursor keys. This way you can quickly jump to the next or previous logical piece of code.

Here are a couple of examples:

  • When editing a method call, repeatedly hitting Tab will first select all arguments (in case you want to replace all of them), then each argument will be selected in turn.

  • When editing a for statement, Tab will select the initializer statement, then the terminating condition and then the iterator statement. Shift+Tab will do the same, but in reverse.

By default, JetBrains Rider enables structural navigation with Tab/ Shift+Tab unless your caret is not at indenting (before the first non-whitespace character). So you can still use Tab/ Shift+Tab to indent/outdent the line. If necessary, you configure the behavior of these keys on the Editor | General | Typing Assistance page of JetBrains Rider settings Ctrl+Alt+S: you can either disable this altogether, or specify when the standard behavior of Tab/ Shift+Tab should be preserved.

Last modified: 11 December 2019