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  1. Show whitespace

    Add an option to make whitespace visible like in Visual Studio.

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    • Use LINQPad to author Azure Functions

      Right within LINQPad, enable 1. Azure login; 2. Connect/browse Azure Queues and DocumentDB; and 3. Author Azure Function CSX scripts, test, publish, and repeat.

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      • .Net notebook/workbook

        R/Python/F# all have REPL environments that allow creation of live scripted Jupyter notebooks.

        LinqPad has the ability to become this for the .Net world.

        Some features that would allow this:

        - HTML/JavaScript graphs to run (eg D3)
        - Publishing as a jupyter notebook (to https://notebooks.azure.com)

        Xamarin has a concept of workbooks already

        https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/cross-platform/workbooks/install/

        TensorFlow demo example for this notebook here

        https://github.com/larcai/cognibooks/tree/master/tensorflow

        Leverage LinqPads scripting environment to be the .Net Data Science Notebook of the future!

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        • Support NuGet packages that include DLLs

          I ran into an issue attempting to use LINQPad to try out https://www.nuget.org/packages/libsodium-net/ - the package imported, but code failed with a DllNotFoundException. The package wraps a third-party DLL, which gets installed to a subdirectory of AppData\Local\LINQPad\NuGet.FW46. In Visual Studio, it apparently uses Baseclass.Contrib.Nuget.Output to copy the package output folder contents to the build folder. This doesn't work with LINQPad.

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          • Options to control nested lists auto expanding or

            Options to control nested lists auto expanding enable or disable

            very commonly need parent list expanded but nested objects and their lists unexpanded

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            • configure the folder name "Visual C#"

              folder "Visual C#" does not sync using onedrive for business. it contains illegal chars. it has to be changed or option to configure the folder name.

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              • Have last line query text scroll to top of Window

                Just as I can continue to scroll down in VS, the last line of code will continue moving up to towards the top of the editor window. It would be nice if LINQPad could produce a similar effect. I usually am looking at my code in the middle of my computer screen in VS. The only annoyance I've seen so far with LINQPad is getting to the bottom of a long query and having to write code near the bottom of my viewing area.

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                • Second NuGet package source breaks downloading from original

                  Adding a second package second source, from a custom source - e.g. Visual Studio Online. Which doesn't have all the packages of api.nuget.org, will break installations from api.nuget.org. LINQPad complains it can't find e.g. PureWebSockets or Json.NET from https://blahblahblah.pkgs.visualstudio.com/blahblahblah

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                  • Add TimeSpan timeout parameter to Util.ReadLine<TResult> method. Add CancellationToken parameter to Util.ReadLineAsync<TResult> method.

                    I've implemented a Task timeout extension to abandon long running tasks. When that task is setup to check for a cancellation token's IsCancellationRequested property the task can finish appropriately.

                    Currently when calling Util.ReadLine or when awaiting Util.ReadLineAsync the task gets abandoned but not cancelled. The user prompt box remains open and I haven't found a way to cancel\remove\reset it.

                    A cancellation timeout (or cancellation token on the async method) would be useful for automatically selecting the default value after a specified timeout has elapsed. Execution could then be terminated or continued as the script has been directed.

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                    • Issue: Linqpad Dynamics CRM driver - Login page doesn't show United Kingdom in list of regions

                      United Kingdomw (crm11.dynamics.com) doesn't appear as a country in the list of regions in the Office 365 Login page. Hence not able to connect to Dynamics 365 trial version

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                      • Show OPCodes in IL listing

                        When viewing the IL listing for a piece of code, it would be nice to see the actual opcodes for educational purposes. Or at least an option to turn that on or off.

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                        • Save the position of the LINQPad Results window

                          First of all. Thanks for this great tool. It made (at least in my opinion) a much better devloper out of me regarding how to write/test & improve linq-queries. Now, this is a suggestion I have:

                          As I am always using the results-window outside of the main-window (on my second screen), it would be really nice and helpful if LINQPad would store exactly this setting.
                          Then, when starting LINQPad, it should move the position of the window to the same position as it was left when closing LINQPad the last time.

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                          • Keep past results available across multiple queries, like TOAD and TOAD for SQL Server

                            Keep past results available across multiple queries, like TOAD and TOAD for SQL Server. It makes comparing results easy, and is very useful when debugging a query.

                            Allowing for a user-set 1-99 (default to 5 or 10) results tabs to be visible would be wonderful. I sometimes use TOAD just to get the result history, and then translate the SQL to Linq, and test the results in LinqPad.

                            This is my #1 desire for LinqPad, and should be easy to implement.

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                            • Ability to set environmental variables

                              A way to easily set environmental variables. New wave of cloud apps/frameworks seem to leverage this as a way of injecting values into the app.

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                              • hot.exit like visual studio code

                                Allow exiting the application without saving current queries and retaining them when linqpad is reopened

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                                • Allow selection on save prompt dialog when closing LINQPad

                                  When closing LINQPad with unsaved changes in open queries a dialog is displayed asking "Save changes to the following queries?".

                                  There may be several queries open that the user does wish to save along with one or more they do not wish to save. Currently one must cancel the dialog, then close each unwanted query and dismiss its prompt to save, before requesting to close once again and confirming that you wish to save the listed queries.

                                  It would be more convenient if the list on the prompt dialog was selectable, either as a checked list or a multi-select list,…

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                                  • Add autorefresh and ...

                                    - Move the LINQPad specific XML configuration in the *.linq (and add *.cs too, if not possible already) files inside comment, so the same source is usable e.g. in VS.
                                    - ...and permit using such *.cs (or other X# language) files just like *.linq files.
                                    - Refresh changed file automagically (if not changed in LINQPad, or verify if file already changed in LINQPad)

                                    This would allow quite fluent cross-usage of code between various development tools and LINQPad. And shoud not be very hard to implement?

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                                    • Run Linqpad script on Azure

                                      Would be cool to write a linpad script and then have a menu option to publish as Azure WebJob, preferably with a scheduling mechanism.

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                                      • Export to CSV very slow

                                        Suggest looking at performance of export to CSV. For a large table (millions of rows) quite a long wait before file prompt and no progress indicator

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                                        • LinqPad on .NET Core

                                          It would be great for Linux and Macintosh developers to be able to use LINQPad :)

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