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  1. Add option to disable completely Instant Share

    Why is this option not disabled yet? I am being asked to not use LinqPad any longer in my day to day workflow because someone accidentally shared something to Instant Share.

    We need to be able to:
    a) disable the menu item so that it cannot be accidentally clicked (or even seen)
    b) disable the hot key combo so that it cannot be accidentally hit
    c) manage the scripts that have been uploaded on our behalf so that we can delete any sensitive scripts.

    Scripts should not be automatically made publicly accessible without warning and should certainly not be left…

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    • Allow references to other LinqPad scripts

      I would love to be able to add a reference to a LINQPad script similar to how you would add a project reference in Visual Studio. This would be like the My Extensions script, but rather than global, it would be a selective inclusion.

      Main() would not be called, but any types/methods would be available in the referencing script.

      3 votes
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      • Add way to search datagrid contents

        Seems like it would be handy to have a way to search the datagrid contents.

        You can use ctrl-f in the standard results but that doesn't appear to work when viewing datagrids.

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        • Chart: there may be no way to name default Y series

          In Chart() method, we can plot additional Y series by:

          chart.AddYSeries(x => x.Value2, LINQPad.Util.SeriesType.Line, "Value 2");

          and a legend is shown with specified name ("Value 2" in above code).

          It's cool feature, but I couldn't find the way to specify the name for "default" Y series.

          So I think "name" parameter may be needed in Chart() method.

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          • Support mapping [String].Split() to SQL 2016's STRING_SPLIT

            SQL 2016 supports built-in function STRING_SPLIT().
            This function corresponds to .net [String].Split(char).
            Please enable mapping from C# to SQL when calling .Split() on a string.

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            • Support JsonObject properties in DbContext entity model

              Would be nice to be able to use JsonObject properties to query data inside LINQPad.

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              • ValueTuple

                When constructing a ValueTuple, such as

                var vt = (ItemOne: "This is item 1.", ItemTwo: "This is item 2.");

                and then using the Dump extension method, the dumped output does not reflect the semantic property meanings implied when constructing the ValueTuple.

                It would be nice if instead of Item1 , Item2, etc if you dumped out the actual semantic property names used at instantiation.

                Thank you

                I am using v5.26.01 of LINQPad and v4.4.0 of System.ValueTuple via NuGet / Microsoft.

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                • allow passing a projection to Dump

                  e.g. with the signature "T Dump<T>(Func<T, object> whatToDump)"

                  This can then be used to dump a particular part of an object: "person.Dump(p => p.Name)", but the original value is still the result.

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • vi Emulator - Escape insert mode when autocomplete pop-up is visible

                      Exit insert mode when autocomplete pop-up is visible. Currently, escape just exits the pop-up and not insert mode.

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                      • Position of comment slashes when adding comments via the shortcut

                        It would be nice to have comment slashes (//) prepended to the first non-whitespace character of a line rather than the beginning of the line.

                        Example

                        Current functionality - Before using the comment shortcut:
                        void Main()
                        {
                        \s\s\s\sConsole.WriteLine();
                        }

                        Current functionality - After using the comment shortcut:
                        void Main()
                        {
                        //\s\s\s\sConsole.WriteLine();
                        }

                        Desired functionality - After using the comment shortcut:
                        void Main()
                        {
                        \s\s\s\s//Console.WriteLine();
                        }

                        * Sorry for the awkward 'regex'-like values representing a space. This wasn't posting with all the spaces.

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                        • Minor fixes / ideas

                          VIM Visual Mode:
                          Type V and hit three times L.
                          Linqpad selects only 3 characters, whereas the original vim would select 4.

                          VIM Search replace:
                          To replace stuff within the current selection, type in VIM
                          :s/Pattern/Replace/g

                          New Shortcuts:
                          ALT+J / ALT+K navigates to the left / right query tab.

                          Thanks for this awesome tool!

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                          • Found a bug related to Linq for database

                            I recently write a web crawler which fetches data from website and store into the database. Since I have already had some same kind of data in the database, I have to use linq to detect whether or not the data fetched from website has already been in the database. Here comes the problem: every times the compiler runs into the Linq expression against the database table, it seems like it generates a new instance of the database, and not disposing it after leaving the brackets. Thus the query at some point would ran out of the memory. I rewrite…

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                            • Auto-Create a DumpContainer in Dump(string containerName)

                              DumpContainer is cool, but it's not convenient to new a DumpContainer() and set the Content.
                              Please support Dump(string containerName).

                              Like this:

                              public static class DumpExtensions
                              {
                              public static Dictionary<string, DumpContainer> dict = new Dictionary<string, LINQPad.DumpContainer> { };

                              public static T Dump<T>(this T obj, string description, string containerName)
                              {
                              if (!dict.ContainsKey(containerName))
                              {
                              dict[containerName] = new DumpContainer().Dump();
                              }
                              dict[containerName].Content = obj;
                              return obj;
                              }
                              }

                              // Then I can simplely print 1-100 in 5 containers

                              void Main()
                              {
                              DumpExtensions.dict.Clear();
                              for (int i = 0; i < 100; i++)
                              {
                              i.Dump("", (i%5).ToString());
                              System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(100);
                              }
                              }

                              3 votes
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                              • Ctrl+[ to exist insert mode

                                > Any of the following key combinations will exit insert mode: Escape, Shift+Enter, Ctrl+Enter. Typing 'kj' quickly will also exit insert mode if you enable that option in Preferences.

                                Ctrl+[ is a common alternative to escape in vim. A lot of vim users do not use the Esc key directly as it means taking your hand of the home row. Specially if you have Caps lock mapped to Ctrl. It would be nice to have it as an option.

                                3 votes
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                                • Add extra XY series to chart

                                  Currently in the beta charting works really nice, except it is not possible to add an extra XY set, only a Y set can be added using .AddYSeries.

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                                  • Add support for codestats

                                    Please add support for https://codestats.net

                                    Thank you.

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                                    • Allow Transparency of CTRL key to be disabled or configurable

                                      I'd like to be able to configure the transparency of the CTRL key when the Intellisense window pops up.

                                      The problem I have is, I use Emacs key bindings and CTRL+N and CTRL+P interfere with my UP/DOWN navigation scrolling through the Intellisense list. It's annoying trying to move up and down and the pop up keeps fading to transparent.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Handling compiler error CS1701 - '...you may need to supply runtime policy'

                                        I am compiling code with CSharpCodeProvider and getting error CS1701 with message like that: Assuming assembly reference 'Microsoft.Owin, Version=2.1.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' matches 'Microsoft.Owin, Version=3.1.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35', you may need to supply runtime policy.
                                        In Visual Studio information stored in assemblyBinding section of app.config resolves this problem.
                                        How to fix that in LINQPad.

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                                        • Enable code folding for comments (such as ///<summary> .... ///</summary>

                                          Code folding works already for properties and methods but not for comments which use the three slash prefix such as:
                                          /// <summary>
                                          /// Gets or sets the name
                                          /// </summary>
                                          public string Name { get; set; }

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