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  1. Snippets

    I have placed my LinqPad folders inside a "OneDrive for Business"-folder (and made a junction to it in my documants folder :))

    But now Onedrive is complaining that I have a invalid character in "C# Snippets", which turnsout to be the # character.

    Can I rename that folder without losing the functionality?

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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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      • Save All option (like Ctrl + A + S) to save changes in all opened query files.

        Save All option (like Ctrl + A + S) to save changes in all opened query files.

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        • have breakpoint visible by default

          breakpoint bar is currently made visible only after the first breakpoint inclusion (via F9). Please make it visible at all times like in VS IDE.

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          • Add option to sort the My Queries pane by date

            This will let recently used queries float to the top of the list.

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            • Show whitespace

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

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              • Add Active Directory Universal Authentication support for Azure SQL database

                SSMS already supported it. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/sql-database-ssms-mfa-authentication/#connecting-by-using-universal-authentication-with-ssms

                We are migrating password authentication to Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL databases. And the Azure AD is not connected to the AD in corpnet. So we can't use Azure AD Integrated Authentication to access DB on Azure. Also the Azure AD requires certificate authentication, so we can't use Azure AD Password Authentication either. Active Directory Universal Authentication is the only choice.

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                • Plugin Support for Dumps

                  I would also like to add custom data presentation in the output panel (via Dumps).

                  Becasue the output is rendered in HTML I would like to create a Plugin which will render JSON strings formatted with highlighting etc. for example.

                  Or I would like to fetch some data from other Places and attach it to the dumped data etc.

                  These plugins don't need to be a separate DLL. A Linpad script which implements a special interface would be enough.

                  Best regards
                  Christian

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                  • report specifics about errors that occur when running a query

                    When I run queries, particularly as C# Programs that use the construct List<string> { ... }.Contains(q.fieldName), I very often get the message in the status bar "Error running query". Sometimes if I re-run the query a few times it will give me the results successful. Other times, it just reports this error every time. I need to know the actual error message to have much chance to fix it.

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                    • references

                      Add support to specify references in text.(May be like comment with references inside, or any other style)
                      There are _many_ very similar suggestions about references.
                      Just combine them all into one and implement.
                      My opinion: The simplest way with in comment description style is the best.

                      Details:
                      Just add support for parsing comments like
                      /* ===Automation===
                      AddReference: mycode.dll
                      AddReference: somedll.dll
                      */

                      This looks like comment and could be freely copy-pasted. But also this is reminder to add such references for code testing. LinqPad could automate adding references by parsing this simple text.

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                      • Specify executable option to open exporting spreadsheet file in another program

                        Features 'Open in Excel', 'Open selected cells in excel', 'Export to Excel', 'Export to Excel Without Formatting' are awesome, however found that it would be really great to have ability use another spreadsheets processor for exported files opening.
                        Would like to ask add additional field into Preferences/Advanced/Output section(for example 'Path to spreadsheet executable') that would be used for mentioned before features and filled during installation by installed excel executable path

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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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                          • 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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                            • Connect to cosmosdb

                              It would be nice to be able to connect to and query CosmosDb using the Linq to DocumentDb SQL API

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                              • Create a setting for the specific version of FSharp tools and libraries to use for each Query

                                I have been trying to use FSLab (F# data science tools) in the latest version of LinqPad. It seems that LP is using a very old version of FSharp.Core.dll (v4.3.0.0). The assemblies in the latest version of FSLab look to have been built again F# 4.0, with FSharp.Core.dll version 4.3.1.0. This creates all sorts of version issues because LP seems to be explicitly loading 4.3.0.0; specifically miss method exceptions. It would be great if you could add a setting to specify the version of the F# tools and libraries to use. It would make LP a much more useful tool…

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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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