LINQPad Feature Suggestions

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  1. I like to format error messages and other output with Markdown to make it easier to create reports from code (I typically use LinqPad to free-hand test code and apply weird edge cases or explorer difficult bugs). Seein my output properly formatted will help me and my clients visual what their code is doing. And adding support to render PlantUML would also rock.

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  2. Utils.SaveString is awesome, but would be nice to have some kind of viewer/browser to see what is being stored

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  4. Recently, .NET 5 released with an native ARM64 on Windows. If LINQPad supports native ARM64 support, it will be great.

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  5. I use LINQPad like any other code environment. As such I need to keep code repositories segregated. It would be helpful to be able to jump from one folder to the next without have to reconfigure LINQPad My Queries location. Am guessing there would be quite a challenge to the Search My Queries functionality... I would not expect the search to also search these "subfolders".

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  6. SQL Server keeps track of all queries, including the text. Sometimes queries don't work as expected (timeout, errors, etc.) but sometimes it's also very useful to have a record of everything that is done as a log. I see the generated SQL. I'd like to know the C# that was entered into the query window. As an option, could you add this as a comment?

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  7. Example:
    public AttributeValue(Position start, Position end, string rawValue, /QuoteKind quoteKind,/ bool expression)

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  8. Don't automatically update and relaunch from a registered product to a newer version we don't have the license for.

    I appreciate the product but this is an appalling show-stopping bug guys.

    I've disabled automatic updates for 9001 days to "temporarily" fix the problem but I shouldn't have to do this.

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  9. Now you can only find and replace in the current document, but it would be useful to search in all opened scripts.

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  10. It would be great to have an option to generate entity framework core's dbcontext and entity classes from tables and views.

    The option can be added on right click on Table(s) or schema. Or by right clicking and selecting the tables/schemas.

    This should generate Db Context class containing DbSets for entity types generated along with mapping in OnModelCreating override.

    The dbcontext and entity classes can generated in single file or multiple files in the linqpad.

    Moreover, almost all the commands in dotnet ef utility can be added e.g. dbcontext scaffold, migrations (add, remove), update database etc.

    These would help increasing…

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  11. ... so we can fix the things that annoy us ourselves. I'm tired of seeing the same annoyances year after year, unfixed

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  12. Comparing the IL C#1 view to ILSpy, the one thing (other than font) that makes it easier to understand in ILSpy is that it includes output for the fields storage, e.g. the IL C#1 for the expression await Console.In.ReadLineAsync() generates a MoveNext that refers to fields we can't see the definition for in LinqPad but can see in ILSpy.

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  13. While working on code I really missing the way to raise current row one position up and down by shortcut. The simplest and well known shortcut for that is alt-arrow-up and alt-arrow-down.

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  14. I would like to be able to initialize a LINQPad SelectBox (MultiSelect) by specifying the indexes to be selected initially. Could we get SelectBox.SetSelectedIndexes( int[] indices ) and SelectBox.MergeSelectedIndexes( int[] indices ) methods?

    I think to understand this will require some JavaScript coding. Please refer to my sample below:

    private string _mergeSelectedIndexesScript = @"function mergeSelectedIndexes(id, indices) {
    var select = document.getElementById(id);
    var options = select && select.options;
    var opt;
    var found;
    for (var i=0, iLen=options.length; i<iLen; i++) {
    opt = options[i];
    found = false;
    for (var j=0, jLen=indices.length; j<jLen; j++) {
    if (indices[j]== i) {
    opt.selected = true;
    break;
    }…

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  15. Rather than explicitly writing to a log file, I often just export the dump window after running a query.

    I have not found a way to programmatically create this export - something like

    Util.ExportDump(filename, ExportFormat.Html).

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  16. Most of my LINQPad scripts do not use a database connection... so I'd like to be able to set a preference to close the connection panel (top left).

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  17. I've made a Class and in the Property Getter i'm calling Debugger.Break()

    the breakpoint is not hit when displaying a list of these class instances.

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    1. Open the context menu when a tab is right clicked, even if it is not the current tab.

    2. Have a close tab button (visual studio style X) on each tab.

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  18. Dynamically skippable tests are nice, but their status isn't reflected in the results. To support XUnit.SkippableFact (NUGET-package):

    Make the following changes in xunit:

    1. function RunTests - add:
      runner.OnTestSkipped = info => AddTestResult(info);

    2. class TestResultSummary - add:
      public bool Skipped() => _testInfo is Xunit.Runners.TestSkippedInfo;

    3. TestResultSummary / public object Status - add:
      _testInfo is Xunit.Runners.TestSkippedInfo ? Util.WithStyle ("Skipped", "color:orange") :

    To test it:

    [SkippableFact]
    void Test_Xunit3()
    {
    Skip.If(true, "skipping");
    Assert.True(1 + 1 == 2);
    }

    [SkippableTheory]
    [InlineData(1)]
    [InlineData(2)]
    void Test_Xunit4(int x)
    {
    Skip.If(x==2, "skipping");
    Assert.True(1 + 1 == 2);
    }

    Note: Those changes will also work with the plain XUnit. So adding…

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  19. Instead of a single default script folder, the app could use multiple sources where the script list at the bottom left would load from, the default folder is mostly for saving new scripts only.

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