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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. LINQPad only supports "kj" for now..

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  4. 3 votes
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  5. The VsVim Visual Studio extension honours the "set relativenumber" instruction in _vimrc. It causes the current line to show the absolute line number, and all other lines are numbered relative to it.

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    584 // TODO: Removing this line breaks the app. We don't know why...
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    Something similar in LINQPad would be a lovely tweak!

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. The intellisense dropdown uses the standard ListBox which calls SendMessage to the native listbox instance once for each new intellisense item. For many items, this can be incredibly slow.

    However, it seems that listbox supports pre-allocation for memory when a large number of items will be added:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/controls/lb-initstorage

    Making direct use of this API would enable performance improvements when a large number of intellisense items (up to 32k) are present - on my machine (32 core), a few thousand results in 10-30 seconds of delay every time a new intellisense dropdown opens, which is almost completely unusable. This fix could…

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  12. Add ability to have pinned tabs show in a separate row.

    This allows easier navigation between queries when you have many open at one time.

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  13. Hi
    I found an strange Exception eg. Bug in LinqPad.
    Following Code works:
    ´´´
    var e = foo();
    e.Dump();
    string foo() { return ""; }
    ´´´

    But if I add any Reference on *.dll over F4, "Additional References" and "Add/Browse"

    I get on .Dump() following Exception:
    "The type initializer for 'DumpExtensions' threw an exception."
    inner Exception: The invoked member is not supported in a dynamic assembly.

    This stops the practical using of Dump() in my Code.

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  14. 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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  15. Today we use read only connections for production databases and it works well. But everyone once in a while we do need to change a value in a production db.
    Today we then connect with different credentials which takes a little time.

    My suggestion is a connection that linqpad enforces with fingerprint, windows hello or similar.
    So the connection is always there (and read/write) but every time I want to use it I have to authenticate. This would still be much faster then creating new connection (and in the other scenario I also have to remember to disconnect manually but…

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  16. I have both LP5 and LP6, but I don't seem to have a way to write code snippets in C# 9.0 against .NET Framework 4.6/4.7/4.8. I'm fine with switching over to LP6 if/when I want to target .Net core or .Net 5/6, but I still need a way to test the latest language features against the older Framework versions.

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  17. While LINQPad Version 6 was released in 2019, if you do a google search on "linqpad version 6 video", it shows all but one of the tutorial videos were produced before 2019. Only one was produced in 2020, and it focuses solely on databases.

    Instead, I want a tutorial video that includes the new version 6 hooks into visual studio. For example, the Rainer Stropek YouTube video "C# LINQ - Part 2- Basic LINQ Queries" has a nice elaborate visual studio Enumerable example with a JSON file. Under LINQPad 6, I'd like a video tutorial that shows how to load…

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  18. 4 votes
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  20. Dark Theme like Visual Studio 2019 Dark

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