LINQPad Feature Suggestions

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  1. When you have a table containing a lot of columns you will probably want to design a query which returns a subset of these. To reduce typing i imagine that i in the datagrid multiselects the columns i want. Ctrl C and then Ctrl V in the query text. Pasted text would be ".Select(t=> new {t.col1, t.col2})"

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  2. The result of an async operation is NULL according to Linqpad Watch and mouseover.

    HOWEVER - the program continues executing with the real value underneath.

    eg:

    var b = await GetBoolTRUE()

    // stopping debugger here shows b = null
    if (b == true)
    {
    // this code executes
    }

    PS: The async method I'm calling is located in an imported DLL

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  3. Hi, It would be realy cool to enable Font-specific features like the stylistic sets of FireCode for example
    https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode/wiki/How-to-enable-stylistic-sets
    like a string in "Advanced" settings or something

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  4. I already own a license to LINQPad for Windows, but don't necessarily want to fire up Parallels for a quick thing. Would love to be able to run LINQPad in macOS natively as I move more and more of my development to .NET Core

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  5. Changed my CPU recently and intend to change it again before the end of the year after the Zen 3 release.

    My JetBrains software continued to work fine, my Visual Studio continued to work fine, only LINQPad was deactivated and I had to do the license transfer.

    Why is that and why do you have to deactivate the software if I change my CPU and what if I run out of transfers? Tough luck?

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  6. PLEASE stop the app from taking focus, when a query completes. I often launch a query and move onto other tasks. However, when LINQPad completes a query execution, the app automatically resumes focus .. including the cursor / keyboard where I might have been (for example) authoring an email. MOST FRUSTRATING!

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  7. I think this is a trivial addition but it would add a very useful feature for similarly named files.

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  8. Set a default property for child to show in collapsed mode. Eg. Category name is enough to describe the category object.

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  9. When querying data with xml, a malformed xml should not stop the querying of other rows. Linqpad should show where the malformed xml is and get the other columns.

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  10. When a script completes with warnings... provide a method for jumping to the line in the script that surfaces the warning. Perhaps clicking on the warning message (jump to first warning line)... or at least including the line number(s) of warnings.

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  11. Dark mode doesn't change the color of the title bar or the buttons and controls on the toolbar.

    Also, dark mode feels extremely clunky as most parts of the app start as white and change to dark several seconds later. It's not unusable since it does go dark eventually but if that could be fixed, it would be a considerably less jarring user experience.

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  12. Have an option to show whitespace in Data Grid results. Currently, the display of whitespace is only respected in the Rich Text results.

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  13. i love the product :) . minor request. Can you update it so that holding the middle button down lets you also scroll left and right in the code panel? the results panel already lets you do this when it's full enough. this would help a lot for when i leave the results upon on the right side of the screen.

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  14. Currently planning an upgrade from 2.X to 3.X and I'm hunting down queries that are client-evaluated, would be great if LINQPad would show those warnings when running queries

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  15. EF6 supports .NET Core 3 with the 6.3 release.

    We've since been able to port our existing .NET applications to .NET Core. The only regression we're still suffering is that the LINQPad experience is degraded due to there being no EF6 provider.

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  16. Add support for c# local ref vars in the watch window.

    For example given code like below

    void Main()
    
    {
    var sx = new st { i = 1 };
    ref var rx = ref sx;
    rx.i.Dump();
    }
    struct st { public int i; }

    Add support for the expression rx.i in the watch window

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  17. We share queries extensively at work using a synchronization tool. I've always wished Linqpad build this in so I could keep some of my personal queries from view more easily. In addition, I love the samples. I'd like to see a public repo where anyone could save queries or simply share their libraries via Github.

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  18. In a team setting it helps when everyone use the same indentation settings. Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and other tool already read EditorConfig to set formatting settings.

    It would be nice if LINQPad automatically kept consistent with the configuration of indentation by configuring tab-width and tab/space preferences from EditorConfig as well.

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  19. Similar to the great new Shelve feature and combined with Named tabs I would like to be able to save my open tabs and give that group of tabs a name and be able to re-open them together. When working on projects I often have several related tabs open and when I go back to work on that project again, I often want all the same tabs so it would be great to be able to reopen all at once. A file that just opens other .linq files into their own tabs.

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  20. Support color settings besides basic dark/light or theme choice. Some people are colorblind and util.dif output uses red/green which could be tough. Allow customization of different color values like visual studio does.

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