JetBrains Rider 2019.3 Help

External Symbols

File | Settings | Tools | External Symbols for Windows and Linux
JetBrains Rider | Preferences | Tools | External Symbols for macOS
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On this settings page, you can configure preferences for debugging external code.

Item

Description

Use sources from symbol files when available

Select this checkbox to use debug information (PDB files) to find appropriate source files and use them to display and navigate the code.

If this checkbox is selected and the source files are available via the debug information, JetBrains Rider displays and navigates to the original source code.


If this checkbox is cleared or if source files are not available, JetBrains Rider decompiles the code or shows the metadata view depending on the Decompile methods option.

Allow downloading from remote locations

Select this checkbox to enable downloading sources from Symbol Server or other remote locations. If symbol files are available both locally and remotely, JetBrains Rider will display local symbol files.

Decompile methods

Select this checkbox to decompile method bodies to C# code. If this checkbox is not selected, a metadata view with method signatures will be shown.
This option doesn't have any effect if Use sources from symbol files when available option is selected and the required symbol files are available.

Show non-public compiled items in 'GoTo...' results

Select this option if you want to see non-public types and members from compiled code in the search results of the Search by Name commands.
It is disabled by default because you normally do not want to study such items as you cannot access them.

Symbol servers

List of URLs or directory paths of the symbol servers or symbol locations.

Last modified: 24 February 2020