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  1. While running through a script I can already see the yellow arrow jump from line to line at execution. It would be awesome to see how much time elapsed for each line after a run.

    If this has too much of a performance impact it could be made toggleable. A similar feature that's already present in Visual Studio: Show the elapsed time between two breakpoints being hit.

    Currently the only way to get this information (as far as I'm aware) is to add Stopwatches all over the code (C# Statements).

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  2. Hi Joseph. You may already do this, but can LinqPad support .Net Regular Expression Source Generators?

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/base-types/regular-expression-source-generators

    I'm interested in the Regex side of things, ge.g

    [GeneratedRegex("abc|def", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase, "en-US")]
    private static partial Regex AbcOrDefGeneratedRegex();
    
    private static void EvaluateText(string text)
    {
        if (AbcOrDefGeneratedRegex().IsMatch(text))
        {
            // Take action with matching text
        }
    }
    
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  3. I frequently utilize Linqpad for processing Excel files by reading data through the FileInto method. My workflow typically involves manipulating this data and subsequently storing it in a database. To streamline this process, I propose an enhancement to the user experience with the following capabilities:

    1. Keyboard Shortcut for File Selection: Implement a shortcut key that prompts the user to select an Excel file. This would enable quick and direct access to data files without navigating through menus.

    2. Automatic Structure Discovery: Upon file selection, Linqpad could automatically analyze and ascertain the basic structure of the Excel file. This functionality should include:

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  4. LinqPad is great! I use it nearly every day.

    One single thing I'm missing is displaying my custom EF property <summary> docs in the results view then hovering over title bar.

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  5. Despite using LinqPad nearly every day, I can never seem to remember that the X at the top right of results tab means hide and does NOT mean "close results and free up memory". And yes I know the tooltip says 'Hide Results' and not 'Close Results' , but this never seems to stick in my memory.

    Can't think of a single time when I have used the Ctrl-R Show Results option.

    Would be possible, either to have another button to close, or an option to configure what the X button does?

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  6. During rapid prototyping, I have been using CTRL+- to navigate to previous location in my C# code. However, once in awhile I accidentally hit CTRL+0 instead, which seems to switch to F# program. This results in destructively modifying the entire source file, which cannot be undone. Even if you manually switch back to C# program, the code is still broken. At this point the only choice is to restore the file from backup or hand-edit back to corrected for the language switch.

    It really should be possible to simply hit 'Undo' and it should restore the file as it was…

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  7. By default, LINQPad seems can only shown *.linq, *.json, *.csv and *.txt files in a folder. I'd like to show more file types especially some other text file types such as *.md.

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  8. Allow user to switch on gathering of JIT dumps (DOTNET_JitDump and rest) and visualize and/or save them.
    Provide UI (or at least suggestions/help) for building filter patterns.

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  9. It would allow users to include interactive scripts in a dropdown menu, similar to the interactive regex utility. Clicking on a script would run it in the background, and the result area would automatically maximize, displaying interactive controls.

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  10. I frequently utilize Linqpad for processing Excel files by reading data through the FileInto method. My workflow typically involves manipulating this data and subsequently storing it in a database. To streamline this process, I propose an enhancement to the user experience with the following capabilities:

    Keyboard Shortcut for File Selection: Implement a shortcut key that prompts the user to select an Excel file. This would enable quick and direct access to data files without navigating through menus.

    Automatic Structure Discovery: Upon file selection, Linqpad could automatically analyze and ascertain the basic structure of the Excel file. This functionality should include:

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  11. Please add support for HierarchyId, I was expecting this to be available in LINQpad 8, as it was included in the latest version of EF Core.

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  12. linqpad8 open in excel file name append random

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  13. Sometimes scripts can contain information that you do not want to be saved to disk. You write the script with a placeholder for that information and then when you come to use it later you overwrite the placeholder, run the script and close it without saving... except it turns out that LINQPad 7's auto-recovery is saving copies of the sensitive information to disk every 10 seconds. If you're running from an SSD then its wear-levelling mechanism makes it tricky to remove that information from the SSD, simply overwriting and then deleting the file is not enough.

    I know that LINQPad…

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  14. Currently, LINQPad v5 and v7 both use the "Web Pages and Excel 2003 XML Spreadsheets" file type (format) when exporting data to Excel from the LINQPad Results pane. Under non-regulated conditions, it is possible to open Excel's Trust Center and authorize the "Web Pages and Excel 2003 XML Spreadsheets" file type (Trust Center -> File Block Settings). However... many companies must abide by security posturing in today's environment. As such, security policy auditors such as Tenable have identified that this file type format should be BLOCKED from opening in Excel (https://www.tenable.com/audits/items/CIS_Microsoft_Office_Excel_2016_v1.0.1.audit:29268ad4a1c7bb369b13db79d95af0ef). Unfortunately (or fortunately, however you look at…

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  15. The void OnInit() hook, used for for example starting Avalonia before running and dumping UI elements, does not work for F# (Or, rather, I struggle to figure out how).

    The twitter discussion on Avalonia and F# with some creenshots are here https://twitter.com/bjartnes/status/1717422836250271800

    It would be nice with a feature similar to the OnInit hooks but for F#.

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  16. When I close the AI Assistant Settings window, I except to be returned to the main Preferences window. Instead, both are closed. Is this a bug?

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  17. in the SQL output window instead - the parameters emitted as coments are not executable.
    Putting them on separate lines with a declare in-front and the appropriate type in-front would be very useful

    e.g. instead of

    -- Region Parameters
    -- @year_0='2024' (DbType = Int16), @period_1='5' (DbType = Int16)
    -- EndRegion

    output:

    -- Region Parameters
    -- declare @year_0 int ='2024' -- (DbType = Int16)
    -- declare @
    period_1 int ='5' -- (DbType = Int16)
    -- EndRegion

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  18. LINQPad is currently very not great at debugging anything with text.
    - There is no way to set line endings to Unix vs. Windows
    - When I paste text with Unix line endings, LINQPad silently modifies my strings to use Windows newlines. Boo!
    - There is no way to see line endings, because they are not shown in the debugger, even with "dump", so when writing string parsing code, my counts are just mysteriously off, more with every line.
    - The debugger "VALUES" column uses a variable-width font, so it is hard to compare values at a glance because even…

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  19. Would be nice to have custom keymaps like the vscode one.
    And actions like ctrl+D in vscode, move line up, down, delete line, copy line.

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  20. I can partially see the machines that are connected to my license but would like to be able to see it by user name, since it is a 10 user license. Would be nice to manage what users get the license and delete users and machines if someone leaves.

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