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  1. Allow login with windows authentication with other user credentials

    Please add an option for logging in to MS SQL Server with other user credentials than currently logged in windows user ("Windows authentication")

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    • Add optional parameter to Util.Cmd for defined exit codes

      Add optional parameter to Util.Cmd that will accept a parameter so alternate success exit codes can be defined. Currently only 0 is acceptable as a success, but some apps use alternate exit codes.

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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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        • pin connections so imported queries will switch to pinned connection of the same name

          When opening a connection across environments, it would be useful if a script could instead of introducing a new connection, it would first try to switch to and reuse any existing connection in LINQPad with the given name. Obviously this should be configurable if made into a feature.

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          • 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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            • Localize the application (French, German, Spanish)

              Is it possible to localize the application (French, German, Spanish).

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              • Util.Dif should handle list inserts and deletions better (but not sure exactly how)

                When adding a new item in the middle of, or deleting an item from the middle of the second list to compare using Util.Dif, the rest of the list is flagged as out of sync since it uses an index-based comparison. In other words, Util.Dif compares elements at index 0 with each other, then at 1 with each other, etc.

                It would be better if more advanced diffing algorithm was used to do this and could flag the entire element as red if it was removed, the entire element as green if it was added, or individual values with red/green…

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                • support for NETStandard.Library 2.0

                  Can't add NETStandard.Library via nuget. Error: "There are no usable .NET assemblies in package 'NETStandard.Library'."

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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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                    • Create LINQPad for the Web

                      Create a web version of LINQPad, similar to jsFiddle or dotnetFiddle. linqFiddle would be an outstanding product and would be infinitely useful.

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                      • Improve UI and Intellisense Performance - MyQueries on Slow Network Folder / Share

                        I put MyQueries on a network document drive to share on multiple servers and VMs. Unfortunately my company puts this on slow yet economical storage.

                        For some reason this makes LinqPad's UI dreadfully slow. Can this be improved?

                        I moved the scripts back to a local folder and it works fine but it would be nice to go back to the network folder.

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                        • Add commas to the row count of results

                          Add commas (or whatever the user's localization number delimiter is) to the number of rows returned that is displayed in the status bar under the DataGrid. When the number is large, like 849054, it's easier to read it in groups as 849,054.

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                          • Improve NuGet dependency management

                            Currently when I add NuGet package that targets .NET Standard, LINQPad pulls all its direct and indirect dependencies, whether or not they're shared with other packages. The package folder can get pretty big (e.g. I just installed BenchmarkDotNet, the folder is 281 MB...)

                            If LinqPad used the global Nuget package cache (%APPDATA%\.nuget\packages), or at least used a common cache to share dependencies between packages, it would avoid having multiple copies of the same packages.

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                            • Show whitespace

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

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                              • Support DB search (for SPs, functions, tables, columns), just like RedGate's SQL Search.

                                Support DB search (for SPs, functions, tables, columns), just like RedGate's SQL Search.

                                Maybe it should be a context menu option (saying "Search for DB entity...") on the DB tree-node.

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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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • LinqPad on .NET Core

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

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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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