1st-time wizard crashes on 2nd screen

Just installed Rider, clicked "Run rider" in the last screen of setup, 1st-time wizard showed, selected to import my settings from VS 2022, clicked next, clicked ".NET 6" and got a null-pointer ex.

Rider starts manually, but I'm not sure if

a) Rider was such a good idea, if already the 1st-time wizard fails

b) there are setup steps missung to have a satisfiying dev session with it.

 

What to do?

 

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I have not used the import for some while now as I am a happy Rider user for quite some time, so I cannot confirm (or deny) point a. Regarding point b: you can (and probably should) go through the settings ( you can open them with Ctrl+Alt+S (IntelliJ keymap) anyways. You can customize a lot of stuff and by adding plugins you can extend Rider further.

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It is quite an unpleasant experience, so I would like to help you sorting it out.
 
Is it possible to share your settings with me, so I am able to  reproduce the issue and analyse what went wrong?
To import settings from Visual Studio go to Tools > Import and Export Settings. Click Import selected environment settings and then click Next. Specify whether you want to save the current settings to a file and click Next.
Also, please find idea.log in Help >  Diagnostic Tools > Show  Logs in Explorer and provide it as well.
Please upload settings and idea.log to our storage and send me the ID.
 
b) there are setup steps missung to have a satisfiying dev session with it.
Could you please elaborate which step are missing?
 
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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Hi Anna,

I'm suprised that there's a response! Seems finally alive!

But sorry, case is already closed, Rider was uninstalled and archived as a mixed experience.

Don't worry, getting a qualified answer in the community forum one month later simply fits in the picture I got: Basically a great idea to set something against the dominance of that Redmond based company, in the end it feels like a stand-alone version of Re-Sharper. Some neet ideas in it but lacks a lot of really helpful features I got used to in VS over all those years, esp. a usefull console, scaffolding stuff or graphical designers for WPF. Documentation is poor, asking colleagues for help doesn't work as no one knows anything helpfull, even on stackoverflow results are not really satisfying. Probably coming back in some years or so.

b) there are setup steps missung to have a satisfiying dev session with it.
Could you please elaborate which step are missing?
 
How could I? The wizard crashed with the first step, see initial post.
 
Ciao
Olaf
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Thank you for your feedback.
 
I totally understand your concern. I would feel the same trying sorting up these questions without any help or not finding answers in documentation.
 
Let me review the cases provided one by one:
Some neet ideas in it but lacks a lot of really helpful features I got used to in VS over all those years, esp. a usefull console
Are you talking about Package Management console? We have a feature request opened: RIDER-21941. You may want to vote and subscribe to it to get informed when it is implemented. Also, adding your use-case would be highly appreciated.
If you do mean some other console, please elaborate which exact console it is. Can you provide a screen-shot?
 
Some neet ideas in it but lacks a lot of really helpful features I got used to in VS over all those years, esp. [] scaffolding stuff
Scaffolding is available in Rider starting 2021.1 EAP version:
RIDER-12363)
To scaffold your project, do the following:
1. Right-click on the project’s name;
2. Choose Add > New Scaffolded Item...;
3. Name it and choose its placement.
More details you may want to find in our blogpost.
 
Some neet ideas in it but lacks a lot of really helpful features I got used to in VS over all those years [] graphical designers for WPF.
Unfortunately, this feature is not implemented yet: RIDER-609. Vote for it and press Watch button to get updates.
 
How could I? The wizard crashed with the first step, see initial post.
That’s very disappointing, and I definitely get you here. When you are ready to give Rider another try, in case you face an issue like this, please collect logs using this article and send us a ticket using either Support Form or directly from Rider > Help > Contact Support.
 
Hope my reply helps.
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