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  1. I can add a reference to an assembly that's blah.exe but I can't consume types inside it. If I copy blah.exe to blah.dll everything's fine, but that would appear to be a dull and unnecessary (and forgettable) step.

    If there's a valid reason why this can't be delivered then fine, I'll live with it, but - granted I know diddly-squat about LinqPad internals - it doesn't seem like it'd be hard to add.

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  2. .NET MAUI is an optional workload starting .NET 6. Add an option to enable .NET MAUI in a query file to load supported libraries in those queries.

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  3. Similar to the RedGate SQL Prompt function "Copy as IN Clause".

    To use this, you return results into the grid. Then select a range of values in one column and select "Copy as new List<string>" from the context menu. It then copies the C# code for creating a List<string> with those values to the clipboard. For example:

    new List<string> {
    "OMO-155165",
    "PQJ-155177",
    "ABI-155153",
    "HCI-155167"
    }

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  4. I do a lot of messing around in LINQPad, and sometimes I get a result I want to process further... but I didn't remember to export the results in my script. I can use the 'Export to CSV file' or 'Export to HTML file' options to get the data out and hope that I don't need any collection contents, but then I have to parse the CSV back into an object list in the next script.

    Could we please get an 'Export to JSON file' option that uses System.Tex.Json.JsonSerializer to create an export file? Indented formatting would be nice but…

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  5. When LINQPad hits a hard limit on output size, the query continues
    execution but no longer renders .Dump() output.
    The idea is to pause execution & add a 'clear output window' hyperlink to the "Limit of query" message to allow script to continue.

    This could be an option in case people dont want this behavior.

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  6. The Results window gets cluttered as I debug my code, especially with the Dump results.

    Please provide a menu option to clear out the Results pane.

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  7. If using #load on a .NET 6 C# file that used implicit usings, LINQPad will complain when using anything from the implicit namespaces, such as saying that the type Action<> could not be found when System is implicit. It would be nice if LINQPad could handle implicit usings so if I #load such a file, it should function properly.

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  8. For LINQPad controls : add a ScrollIntoView() function. This would cause the query window to scroll to wherever it landed on the Dump() output.

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  9. I am a huge fan of the new ContinueButton().Dump().Wait approach found online

    however when using it for something that enumerates a large list, it would be really nice to be able to attach a keyboard event to it in the output window so i don't necessarily have to click to trigger it.

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  10. As it stands you need to define a style using Util.HtmlHead.AddStyles
    I would love to be able to say:
    new Button("Do Something", ...) { CssStyle = "margin-left: 5px;" };

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  11. This would allow to start LinqPAD in a specific working directory and allow a script to do some work in there.

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  12. In most of the projects that I work on, we don't usually set DbSet<T> properties inside the DbContext and we rely on the IEntityTypeConfiguration<T> to set the names of the tables.

    It would be a great idea to support dynamic dbsets without the need for setting the dbset for each entity that I need to use in LINQPad

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  13. When there are many tabs open, they overflow and one must use the arrow buttons to view the hidden ones, which is a tedious and time-consuming process.

    When the mouse is hovered the scroll bar, the mouse wheel should scroll through the visible tabs, just as the arrows do now.

    I use this feature very heavily in the programs that support it (e.g. Visual Studio, Sublime Text, Firefox, etc.), and it makes finding the tab I need a way faster and easier process than repeatedly clicking the left and right buttons until the desired tab comes into view. It would…

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  14. LINQPad only supports "kj" for now..

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  15. 3 votes
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  16. I mostly use Linqpad from iPad, connected to my Windows laptop using MS Remote Desktop on iPad. (RD Client)

    I have a Ipad magic keyboard and works really well, but there are a few issues that is a bit enoying with LinqPad

    • There is no button in Linqpad for zooming the editor and it does not work using the keyboard. and as I use different zoom values on laptop and ipad this means I have to go to my laptop to change the zoom.

    • The ipad does not have F-keys so I need to remap these on windows and this…

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  17. Can we have an option to keep the dialog "Navigate to query" open.
    It usally takes a few tries before I find the query I am looking for and it would be great if I could tick a box to keep it open after I dbl clicked to see the query

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  18. 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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  19. If I want cross-execution (being able to F5, F5, F5) cache certain fetched web pages (only if they actually return a 200ish result). I can't make use of the existing very helpful cache method options.
    I don't want a failed attempt to be cached, and I want to be able to cache all
    successes.

    I'd like it if we could have the following signature off the existing Util class T CacheIf<T>(string key, Func<T> f, Func<T,bool> predicate, byref<bool> fromCache) also very useful IsCached(string key).

    A work around would be to litter the code with throws and try/catch.

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  20. Minor suggestions or options,
    1: restart button (Execute, Break, Cancel, Restart) & customizable shortcut for it.
    2: results pane growing results backwards, the newest line(s) on top of the pane, this would help debugging and testing hardware (IoT:s) a lot.
    I know, there is auto scroll option, but LIOT (last-in-on-top) would be nice.

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