How to open/have winforms designer?

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Hi,
i just updated Rider to 2019.2; apparently a winforms designer has been integrated in 2019.1. But i can't find it anywhere.
Double clicking the form in a newly created winforms project (any .net version, doesn't change it) doesn't open the designer as i would expect it.
I also can't find any mention of 'designer' or similar in any setting or keymap or anywhere else actually.
Did i miss something important?

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Hello!

There should be a tab "Designer" in the bottom left corner of the editor. 
If you do not see that tab, please share a screenshot of the Rider window with an opened form, your csproj file, and collected logs. Having a sample solution would be perfect.

Also, the following blog post about developing Windows Forms applications in Rider might be useful.

Kind regards,

Sofya.

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Hi,
thanks for the fast answer. Here's a screenshot of a fresh project.
I attached the logs to a request (#2211646) as mentioned on the page you linked.

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Hi!
The reason for the problem is in the disabled registry key rider.enable.designer.winForms.

In order to enable it, open "Find Action" dialog, type Registry. In the opened popup find (by typing) rider.enable.designer.winForms and tick the corresponding checkbox. 

 

Kind regards, 

Sofya.

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