Use this page to configure behavior of the Debugger and customize its view.
Focus application on breakpoint
If this checkbox is selected, on hitting a breakpoint, JetBrains Rider will show the location of this breakpoint in the editor and will attempt to bring its frame to the front.
Show debug window on breakpoint
If this checkbox is selected, JetBrains Rider activates the Debug Tool Window on hitting a breakpoint.
Hide debug window on process termination
Automatically hide the Debug Tool Window when the debugged program terminates.
Scroll execution point to center
If this checkbox is selected, the line with the current execution point will be kept in the middle of the screen.
Click line number to perform run to cursor
If this checkbox is selected, you can click a line number in the editor to run program execution to this line.
Select how you want to remove breakpoints:
You can also choose whether you want a confirmation dialog to be displayed when you are about to remove a conditional or a logging breakpoint
Allow editing in the debug mode
The checkbox is disabled by default because when you edit code in the debug mode, it is no longer synchronized with the debugger and can lead to unexpected results.
Save all files on debugger launch
If this checkbox is enabled, all files are saved automatically when you start debugging to make sure that the files are synchronized with the debugger.
Show breakpoint preview on mouse hover
If this checkbox is enabled, JetBrains Rider will show a preview icon when you hover your mouse over a line where it is possible to set a breakpoint:
Disable JIT optimization on module load (.NET/.NET Core only)
This option (which is on by default) suppresses optimization made by the just-in-time (JIT) compiler. This means that the non-optimized code will be executed slower but it will match the source code.
Enable external source debug (.NET/.NET Core only)
Enables automatic decompilation and debugging of external code.
Show floating debugger actions
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Enable Edit And Continue (.NET/.NET Core only)
When this option is on, you can edit your code and continue debugging without restarting.
There are cases when modifying the code is not possible and a restart is required. These include changing signatures, modifying generic functions, renamings of any kind, and some more. If this happens JetBrains Rider will make you aware by showing a tooltip.
Apply Enable Edit And Continue changes on step or resume actions (.NET/.NET Core only)
When this option is on, all your changes made in the debug session will be applied before the debugger makes the next step or resumes the program. Therefore, the debugging session could be broken, for example if your changes lead to a build failure.
If this option is off, your changes will not be synchronized with the debugger on step or resume, instead, you will be able to apply the changes explicitly with the corresponding action.
Allow property evaluations and other implicit function calls
Enables automatic evaluation of properties and implicit function calls in the Debug window.
Defines the timeout, after which a method call is aborted.
Refresh watched values on debugger pause
Use this checkbox to automatically refresh expressions that include functions calls in watches.
When the checkbox is enabled, all watches will be refreshed automatically, but complex expressions with function calls could negatively affect debugger performance and can also lead to unexpected changes in the program state.
When the checkbox is disabled, simple variables and expressions will be refreshed automatically anyway, and you will be able to refresh complex expressions with an explicit action when necessary.
Show hex value for integers
Show return values
Show fully qualified type names
Flatten hierarchy of object members presentation
Break on user-unhandled exceptions (.NET/.NET Core only)
Select this option to break and debug unhandled exceptions.
Process exceptions outside of my code (.NET/.NET Core only)
Use this checkbox to stop on exceptions that are handled in library code.
Break on unhandled exceptions
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'Pin to top' should change presentation of debugger objects
This set of options lets you configure the default just-in-time (JIT) debugger for your system. You can see the current JIT debuggers for 32 bit and 64 bit process and use the buttons to set JetBrains Rider as the default debugger or restore the one which was set default previously.
When JetBrains Rider is set as the default JIT debugger and a process calls