Rider Early Access Program

This page lists pre-release builds of Rider, the emerging .NET IDE from JetBrains. As this is pre-release software, stability of builds presented here, as well as their applicability to a certain purpose, may (and most probably will) vary. Please use the builds at your own risk.

For the list of known issues you might want to visit Rider help center.

Rider is being actively developed, and we really appreciate your feedback. Please use Rider issue tracker to report bugs and suggest features.

Download links
Build highlights

  • Build: EAP build 22
  • Released: May 18, 2017
  • Support for Xamarin Mac and iOS applications.
  • Undo and redo are available for large-scale refactorings such as moving a class to a different project.
  • Unit testing improvements with new toolbars, context actions to manage test sessions from the editor, and more.
  • NuGet client receives UI to manage NuGet package sources.
  • Debugging two or more projects simultaneously via attaching to compound run configurations.
  • Build behavior and UI fixes.
  • Favorites tool window showing favorites, bookmarks and breakpoints.
  • More work on code inspection settings.

See also: more fixes in this build


  • Build: EAP build 21
  • Released: April 27, 2017
  • Introducing F# support with a bundled plugin.
  • Microsoft's TFS plugin is back in Rider and is now bundled.
  • Syntax highlighting and navigation in XML documentation comments.
  • Rider's Settings dialog improved with NuGet options, ReSharper-based typing assistance options, etc.
  • An option to show members from related files in Go to File Member.
  • Detection of existing file indents in .NET languages.

See also: more fixes in this build


  • Build: EAP build 20
  • Released: April 13, 2017
  • Initial support for Xamarin Android applications.
  • Improved support for .csproj-based .NET Core projects.
  • Alt+Enter pop-up reworked: it allows searching for actions and settings (similar to ReSharper), and contains items provided by Rider's backend (ReSharper) and front-end (IntelliJ platform).
  • Custom tools to generate .Resx files, execute T4 templates (the latter is available on Windows only, requires Visual Studio SDK).
  • Node.js support based on WebStorm.
  • Stop All action is available in compound run configurations.
  • Code folding settings (imports are collapsed by default).
  • Word search in Rider's Options dialog and Search Everywhere pop-up.
  • NuGet improvements: performance tuning, advanced support for UWP projects and versions with asterisks (i.e. 1.0.0-*), an option to disable restore via NuGet.config.
  • More plugins are available for installation.

See also: more fixes in this build


  • Build: EAP build 19
  • Released: March 23, 2017
  • Initial support for .csproj-based .NET Core projects.
  • Additional tooling for front-end web development (courtesy of WebStorm), including support for:
    • LESS and Sass,
    • Bower,
    • npm, Gulp and Grunt runners,
    • JavaScript quality tools: JSLint, JSHint, Closure Linter, JSCS, ESLint.
  • Code inspection settings.
  • Find similar issues in file, project, solution or a custom scope.
  • Run inspection by name.
  • .NET-specific scopes in Find in Path.
  • Color picker window for C#, XAML and CSS.
  • Soft wraps are now working: you can turn them on/off for all files, or just for the active editor.
  • Bug fixes and more contrasting colors in To-do Explorer.
  • No more high CPU usage caused by mono-sgen processes on macOS.

See also: more fixes in this build


  • Build: EAP build 18
  • Released: February 23, 2017
  • CoreCLR debugging on Windows is back (Linux, macOS to come later).
  • Debugger can attach to .NET Core processes on Windows.
  • Fixed solution load errors with Invalid volume separator char exception.
  • Support for COM references: UI for adding them, and properly displaying them in the Solution Explorer.
  • Fixed invalid dangling foldings in editors that haven't been opened for a long time.

  • Build: EAP build 17
  • Released: February 15, 2017
  • Debugging .NET Core applications that target CoreCLR is temporarily disabled due to licensing issues. To learn more, see this blog post.
  • Debugger adds hit count filters for line breakpoints.
  • Support for shared projects.
  • NuGet: new NuGet Manager UI, improved support for project.json and Universal Windows Platform applications.
  • Fixes that address crashes, exceptions and slowdowns on solution load on macOS and Linux.
  • Code completion for colors in C#, XAML and CSS.
  • Summary info popup in code completion.
  • Unit testing: new settings page and a fixes related to unit test session management.
  • Low latency typing (most noticeable on Linux).
  • Improved code completion performance.
  • Build: improved navigation from build results, additional diagnostic actions.
  • Inspection severity configuration from the Alt+Enter menu.

  • Build: EAP build 16
  • Released: January 17, 2017
  • You can now open multiple solutions at once.
  • The NuGet tool window gets a new UI.
  • EditorConfig is supported with a bundled plugin.
  • File Watchers plugin is now available in Rider: it monitors changes to specified files and executes associated tasks. This helps automate transpiling when you work with TypeScript, Sass and similar languages.
  • Debugger displays values of variables next to code, and allows navigating to code from the Variables tab.
  • Code style settings can now be saved to a specific layer, similar to how it's implemented in ReSharper.
  • New Properties dialogs for files, folders and references.
  • UI for the Encapsulate Field refactoring and the Fix naming in scope quick-fix.
  • Include in index and Exclude from index context menu commands in Solution Explorer that help manually control which non-project folders Rider should process for the purposes of its code analysis and which it should ignore.
  • In build configuration settings, you can choose to build a specific project instead of the entire solution.
  • You can now delete characters from the diff view when you're reviewing your changes.
  • Auto-formatting of pasted text can now be undone.

  • Build: EAP build 15
  • Released: December 19, 2016
  • Code style settings for C#, VB.NET, JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS have been ported from ReSharper.
  • Output tool window for incremental build.
  • Improved automatic highlighting for usages of symbol under caret: no more blinking on moving the caret, and the error stripe starts to indicate highlighted usages.
  • Better syntax highlighting for ASPX markup.
  • More file templates: directories, generic files, HTML files, data sources.
  • C# code folding improved: more foldings for different language structures and blocks, including for, foreach, switch, using, if/else, try/catch/finally, lambda expressions, properties, and initializers).
  • Initial support for code folding in XAML, including folding for comments and tags.
  • Default project directory is now set correctly instead of pointing to the root directory.
  • Unity debugger learns to insert breakpoints in Unity 5.5.
  • Performance improvements and fixes in .NET Framework debugger (evaluating nullable properties, calling methods of generic classes etc.).
  • Version control improvements: better presentation of commit details, messages and labels in Git and Mercurial commit logs; new actions to undo the last commit and sign-off a commit.
  • Improvements in database editor, such as better usage search and editing multiple similar cells.

  • Build: EAP build 14 (first public)
  • Released: November 21, 2016
  • Initial support for new .csproj files introduced by Visual Studio 2017 RC.
  • Usages of symbol under caret are now automatically highlighted.
  • New unit testing actions, including Repeat previous run and Append tests to session.
  • A shortcut for Save document is introduced.
  • Multiple debugger and unit test runner fixes.
  • Python plugin is now available.