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Rider includes 2500+ live code inspections, context actions and refactorings provided by ReSharper, and is combined with IntelliJ Platform’s IDE feature set. Though viewable as feature heavy, the vendor states that Rider is fast and responsive.
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- Quick Search.
- Code versioning Integrations.
- Extendable plugins.
- Forum for issues with answer from the developers.
- Startup time. It takes a while to index big projects.
- Rarely it loses the intellisense and the only way to get it back is by restarting.
- Useful C# refactoring suggestions with indications of which options are available for different versions of the C# language
- Deep understanding of the Unity game engine, which means that Rider can flag potential problems such as being careful with the use of the null coalescing and null propagation/conditional operators on types that derive from UnityEngine.Object.
- Good searching and navigation facilities make it easier to understand unfamiliar code.
- Rider is slower to start up than, for example, Visual Studio Code so I do find myself using Code for quick edits to files.
- Rider does appear to be more resource-intensive than Visual Studio Code or Visual Studio.
- Runs on multiple platforms including Windows 10, Linux distros and macOS.
- Very intuitive UI especially for developers with Java background.
- It includes all the coolest ReSharper features.
- We feel that C# support could be a bit better.
- Performance on low-end machines is not the best.
- Provides a smooth, efficient IDE for developing .NET applications. Performance has been much better than Visual Studio in my experience.
- Integrated refactoring tools are really comprehensive and useful.
- Integrates with other JetBrains products such as TeamCity, Upsource, dotTrace, etc.
- The debugger tools are still lacking compared to Visual Studio, especially when you consider plugins such as OzCode.
- I still keep Visual Studio installed. Sometimes the project won't build correctly, or exhibit strange behaviour. Usually clean, restart, and rebuild addresses actual issues, but I always double check with Visual Studio in such cases.
- Versioning can be a bit of a nightmare. There is an official updater, but they tend to leave old versions hanging around and I have found myself accidentally using a previously installed version without intending to.
- Helps you refactor your code into more readable and more efficient code.
- Highly customizable UI, including color themes, shortcut key remappings, and the ability to put any Window, Toolbar, or Docked tab anywhere you want, even on second screens. Additionally, this functionality can be customized per project, not just globally for the whole machine.
- More control over Git. Visual Studio just has the basics, but mostly all that is needed is for git repositories. It gets the job done., but Rider takes it one step further and gives you most of what you can do on the command line's simple, easy to access menu options.
- If you use TeamCity, then you have complete and full integration into your TeamCity build server!
- You can double tap your control key and get a quick pop up to instantly run any command. Double tap shift and you can search your entire project, filenames, AND text and filter that search!
- If you are on Linux, it still uses Mono for a few things, such as the interactive C# window. This can be a slight issue if you are in Dotnet Core. While you can get the Dotnet script to work, there is a bug currently in the Dotnet script that doesn't allow the interactive window to work. However, you can run the Dotnet script in a terminal and get the same functionality, just not as easily.
- Their built-in performance tools do not work on Linux.