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  1. In LPRun.exe we have the ability to only compile the script with the
    -compileonly switch.
    It would be nice if we had the same in the GUI IDE.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Hi
    I found an strange Exception eg. Bug in LinqPad.
    Following Code works:
    ´´´
    var e = foo();
    e.Dump();
    string foo() { return ""; }
    ´´´

    But if I add any Reference on *.dll over F4, "Additional References" and "Add/Browse"

    I get on .Dump() following Exception:
    "The type initializer for 'DumpExtensions' threw an exception."
    inner Exception: The invoked member is not supported in a dynamic assembly.

    This stops the practical using of Dump() in my Code.

    2 votes
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  3. The VsVim Visual Studio extension honours the "set relativenumber" instruction in _vimrc. It causes the current line to show the absolute line number, and all other lines are numbered relative to it.

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    584 // TODO: Removing this line breaks the app. We don't know why...
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    Something similar in LINQPad would be a lovely tweak!

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  4. Today we use read only connections for production databases and it works well. But everyone once in a while we do need to change a value in a production db.
    Today we then connect with different credentials which takes a little time.

    My suggestion is a connection that linqpad enforces with fingerprint, windows hello or similar.
    So the connection is always there (and read/write) but every time I want to use it I have to authenticate. This would still be much faster then creating new connection (and in the other scenario I also have to remember to disconnect manually but…

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  5. I have both LP5 and LP6, but I don't seem to have a way to write code snippets in C# 9.0 against .NET Framework 4.6/4.7/4.8. I'm fine with switching over to LP6 if/when I want to target .Net core or .Net 5/6, but I still need a way to test the latest language features against the older Framework versions.

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  6. While LINQPad Version 6 was released in 2019, if you do a google search on "linqpad version 6 video", it shows all but one of the tutorial videos were produced before 2019. Only one was produced in 2020, and it focuses solely on databases.

    Instead, I want a tutorial video that includes the new version 6 hooks into visual studio. For example, the Rainer Stropek YouTube video "C# LINQ - Part 2- Basic LINQ Queries" has a nice elaborate visual studio Enumerable example with a JSON file. Under LINQPad 6, I'd like a video tutorial that shows how to load…

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  7. 4 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Dark Theme like Visual Studio 2019 Dark

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  10. Add ability to have pinned tabs show in a separate row.

    This allows easier navigation between queries when you have many open at one time.

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  11. Sometimes we need to specify custom project properties and environment variables for a query, for example, <EnablePreviewFeatures>true</EnablePreviewFeatures> and env vars DOTNET_TieredPgo=1. Please allow us to customize project properties and environment variables.

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  12. Laundry list of desired features:

    1. Export Query to Dotnet SDK Project.
    2. Import / Export CSX (C# Script) Files
    3. Incorporate the C# Interactive Runtime and add immediate window, Like Visual Studio. Would be a huge help during debugging.
    4. Add Unit Test Management with support for MSTest, nUnit and xUnit projects.
    5. Seriously consider adding a Report Builder. LinqPad is already 75% of the way to replacing MS Access. This could put the nail in the coffin for MS Access.
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  13. Have a setting to format document on save.
    In visual studio I use codemaid and whenever I save files it formats them.
    Would be nice as one of those menu elements with a checkmark beside them.

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  14. Something like in VS 2019, right click menu, "Convert to class". It would be so helpful for tasks like data exploration.

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  15. Add the ability to copy (Ctrl+Drag) and move (Drag) .LINQ files within the MyQueries tab across folders via drag and drop. Currently, to move a file, one must open the file, use "Save As," and then delete the original.

    I know I can use File Explorer to do this, but it would be nice if it could be done right there in the MyQueries tree.

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  16. Pin scripts - like chrome tabs.

    I use 4 keys scripts to do my job every day. Every day I need to open these and order them how I like. Great if I could pin them like Chrome tabs

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  17. The keyboard shortcuts page (Help -> Keyboard/Mouse Shortcuts) is always black text on a white background.

    Since the page is just HTML (%LocalAppData%/Temp/LINQPad6/KeyboardShortcuts.html), supporting dark mode should just require a bit of CSS. I tried the following and it matches LINQPad's dark mode reasonably well, feel free to copy it as-is:

    @media (prefers-color-scheme:dark) {
    body { background-color: #1E1E1E; color: #DDDDDD; }
    em { background: #4C4C00;}
    }

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  18. I would like an option to disable all NuGet related prompts. I would like to be able to run a script without having to worry about NuGet package download confirmation or any particular license attached to the NuGet package. I find these annoying since I use packages from a private feed.

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  19. Hi, I would like to be able to complete any type that is not in the current using namespaces, similar to what Rider does. It is very inconvenient otherwise.
    Example:
    Suppose I want to use a RNGCryptoServiceProvider class, but I don't know what namespace it's in or how it's exactly spelled. I only remember it contains Crypto in it. So I would type "Crypto", press CTRL+Space and get it in the completion list, even though its namespace was not in the using list. You can show its namespace in a completion item to the right, like RNGCryptoServiceProvider (in System.Security.Cryptography).…

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  20. 3 votes
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