JetBrains Rider 2023.3 Help

Code Completion

Use this page to configure code completion and parameter information.

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Description

Match case

Select this option if you want letter case to be taken into account when suggesting matches for code completion. Choose whether you want to match case for the first letter of for all letters. This will also affect how CamelCased identifiers are matched. If First letter only is chosen, you will need to type the first letter of a CamelCased identifier in the upper case, and then you can type middle letters that you want to match in the upper or lower case. If All letters is chosen, you will need to type all dividing letters of a CamelCased identifier in the upper case to match it.

Automatically insert single suggestions for

Automatically complete your code if there's just one suggestion for basic and type-matching completion.

Sort suggestions alphabetically

Choose this option if you want to sort items in the suggestion list in the alphabetical order instead of sorting them by relevance.

You can change this behavior at any time by clicking the sort alphabetically or sort by relevance icons in the suggestion list.

Show suggestions as you type

Select this checkbox if you want the suggestion list to be invoked automatically, without having to call completion explicitly.

Preselect the best match to insert it by pressing dot, parentheses, and other keys

If selected, the best match in the auto-completion popup is pre-selected with hard selection, otherwise with soft selection.

  • Hard selection (blue in most color themes) lets you insert the selected item with Enter, Tab, Space, as well as dot, open parenthesis, open bracket, semicolon, and so on (depending on the context). Completion on Space can be enabled or disabled with the Whitespace inserts selected suggestion... checkbox on this settings page .

    JetBrains Rider. Auto-completion list with hard selection.
  • Soft selection (grey in most color themes) will gently highlight the best match, but it will not interfere with typing — you can either continue typing to close the popup or choose the desired item manually. But if you see that the highlighted item is suggested correctly, you can still insert it by pressing Tab. Optionally you can also use Enter for inserting the suggestion with the soft selection — this can be enabled with the Enter inserts suggestion... checkbox on this settings page .

    JetBrains Rider. Auto-completion list with soft selection.

Show the documentation popup in

Select this checkbox to have JetBrains Rider automatically show a popup for each item in the suggestions list with the documentation for the class, method, or field currently highlighted in the lookup list.

In the field to the right, specify the delay (in milliseconds), after which the popup should appear.

Automatically insert parenthesis after completion

Defines how parentheses are inserted when completing a method.

Note that you can type the opening parenthesis ( instead of Tab or Enter when a method is selected in the completion list. In this case the pair of parentheses will be inserted regardless of this option.

Show import items in basic completion

When this checkbox is selected, completion items suggested by the Second basic completion will automatically appear in completion lists of automatic completion and basic completion.

Enter inserts suggestion even if completion popup is not focused (gray selection)

When cleared, this option allows additionally disabling completion on pressing Enter (it will insert a new line) only when the Preselect the best match... option above is cleared and the best match is not pre-selected:

JetBrains Rider. Auto-completion list with soft selection.

Space inserts selected suggestion when completion popup is focused (blue selection)

When cleared, this option allows disabling completion on pressing Space (it will insert a whitespace) when the Preselect the best match... option above is enabled and the best match is pre-selected:

JetBrains Rider. Auto-completion list with hard selection.

Machine Learning-Assisted Completion

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Description

Sort completion suggestions based on machine learning

Select this checkbox if you want to leverage machine learning models to rank most suitable items higher in the suggestion lists. Optionally, select languages where the ML-assisted completion should apply.

When this feature is enabled, JetBrains Rider will send and receive statistics of completion choices at different caret positions to train and apply ML algorithms. The statistics are fully anonymous, they include no names of types or functions.

Mark position changes in the completion popup

If you are trying to understand, how ML assistance affects the order of suggestions in completion lists, it might be helpful to mark items that the ML algorithm moved higher or lower relatively to the standard suggestion sorting. Otherwise, if you are happy with ML suggestions, you can clear this checkbox.

Mark the most relevant item in the completion popup

When enabled, this option allows you to see if there is a completion item that the ML algorithm considers to be the exact match for the current position. If such item exists, it will be marked with an asterisk.

JavaScript

In this area, you can configure code completion in the JavaScript context.

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Description

Only type-based completion

By default, JetBrains Rider suggests completion for symbols regardless of their types. With this approach, in complicated cases the list shows multiple completion variants.

To make completion more precise, select the checkbox. The completion list will strongly depend on the JetBrains Rider inference. As a result, the list may remain empty in case of poor inference.

Suggest items with optional chaining for nullable types

By default, JetBrains Rider suggests completion for symbols with the optional chaining operator (?). To suppress showing such suggestions, clear the checkbox.

Expand method bodies in completion for overrides

By default, when you want to override a method from the parent class or interface and select this method from the list of completion suggestions, JetBrains Rider automatically adds parameters, generates a super() call, and adds the type information, if possible.

Clear the Expand method bodies in completion for overrides checkbox to suppress automatic generation of method bodies for overrides during completion.

Completion of names

  • Suggest variable and parameter names: By default, the checkbox is cleared. When it is selected, JetBrains Rider suggests names for new variables and parameters during their declaration. These suggestions are based on the names of classes, types, and interfaces that are defined in your project, in the libraries you are using, and in standard APIs.

  • Suggest names for class fields

    The option is by default turned off.

  • Add type annotations for suggested parameter names: Select this checkbox to supply each completion suggestion with information on its type.

    The checkbox is available only when the Suggest variable and parameter names checkbox is selected.

Parameter Info

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Description

Show parameter name hints on completion

Select if you want hints for parameter values to be displayed.

Show the parameter info popup in

Select this checkbox to have JetBrains Rider automatically show a popup with all available method signatures when an opening bracket is typed in the editor, or a method is selected from the suggestion list.

In the text field to the right, specify the delay (in milliseconds) after when the popup window should appear.

If this checkbox is not selected, use Ctrl+P to show parameter info.

Show full method signatures

If this checkbox is selected, the parameter info displays full signatures, including method name and returned type.

SQL

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Description

Suggest objects from

Select where the objects are suggested from.

Objects suggested from the current path only
Objects suggested from all the schemas

Qualify objects with

Select when to qualify the objects with databases, schemas, tables and views, and aliases of tables and views.

Objects always qualified with tables
Objects never qualified with tables

Qualify objects in

Select when to qualify the objects in the given cases.

Objects in JOIN completions always qualified
Objects in JOIN completions never qualified

JOIN clauses

Use aliases in completion for JOIN

Creates aliases for tables in the JOIN statement.

Use aliases in completion for JOIN

Invert order of operands in auto-generated ON clause

Switches operands in the ON clause. When the checkbox is cleared, the FROM table comes the first in the JOIN condition.

Invert order of operands in auto-generated ON clause

Suggest non-strict foreign keys based on the name matching

Generates you a list of possible code completion suggestions for JOIN statements. The code completion list includes suggestions of the columns from other tables that have the same names as columns from the table in the JOIN statement.

Read more about debugging rules for this option in Debug rules for virtual foreign keys.

Checkbox selected

Checkbox cleared

Suggest Non Strict Foreign Keys Based On The Name Matching is On
Suggest Non Strict Foreign Keys Based On The Name Matching is Off

Table aliases

Automatically add aliases when completing table names

Creates an alias for a table name.

Automatically add aliases when completing table names

Suggest alias names in completion after table names

Suggests an alias for a table name when you use code completion (Ctrl+Space).

Suggest alias names in completion after table names

Custom aliases (table)

You can add a table name and the alias that you want to use for this table. To add the table-alias pair, click the Add alias button (the Add alias button).

The Custom aliases table

Dart

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Description

Insert default argument values in completions

By default, when you select and apply a completion suggestion, JetBrains Rider inserts default argument values so you only need to fill in the field in the inserted template.

Clear the checkbox to suppress such behavior and fill in the arguments yourself.

Last modified: 01 March 2024