LINQPad Feature Suggestions

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  1. On clicking Add connection sap bo sttle join dialog will appear where one may define relation with other tables. In many databasese relations may not be defined explicitly. This feature solves the priblem.

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  2. Please make it easy to find and copy the existing activation code from within Linqpad itself. I was going to examine upgrading to version 6 today but can't as I don't have this code to hand. And I couldn't locate it in Linqpad :(

    This feature would probably get a few more impulse purchases before Xmas! :)

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  3. Great software, use it every day. Couldn't do without. I may be on the edge of what's reasonable in usage, but when editing files of 500+ lines some input delay occurs. CPU usage is 100%+ on a Intel i9 when typing. Input delay disappears when setting "Show completion list after typing a letter" to false.

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  4. It's a button that kind of makes the whole thing do a party, you know? Balloons, lively atmosphere, and the like.... Thanks

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  5. Assign shortcut Ctrl+Shift+S to Save As

    Microsoft, as a general implementation, does not assign a shortcut key to Save As functionality. But much of the rest of the development/utility community does. The ability to rename a tab is a useful workaround, but I'd prefer consistency with other applications especially in cases where I'm modifying an existing query (that I haven't cloned).

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  6. With SQL Azure in general and now specifically with the new serverless option it would be great to be able to enable the various ADO.NET and EF Core resiliency options so that you do not get a timeout on startup or when there is a transient failure. Both are just settings for number of times to retry, the retry interval, etc.

    For EF Core with SQL you can use something like

            optionsBuilder.UseSqlServer(cstr,
    
    sqlServerOptionsAction: sqlOptions =>
    {
    sqlOptions.EnableRetryOnFailure(
    maxRetryCount: 18,
    maxRetryDelay: TimeSpan.FromSeconds(5),
    errorNumbersToAdd: null);
    })

    In ADO.NET you can do it in the connection string parameters

    ConnectRetryCount=18;ConnectRetryInterval=5;Timeout=90

    Thank you

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  7. In the Samples tab, add previous C# version samples. For example:
    What's New in C# 7.3, 7.2, 7.1
    What's New in C# 6.0
    etc...

    Many times, I reference your samples to help 'jog my memory' for syntax and when/where C# language features were introduced.

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  8. When installing LINQPad (6), it would be good for the installer to, either during or post, run a hidden instance that preforms the auto-update.

    For those of us who package it in SCCM, this would be of significant benefit.

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  9. It would be nice to be able to edit the appsettings.json file, directly from the query properties windows (F4), comparable to the app.config editor in LINQPad 5/4

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  10. The 'Show Graph' feature is brilliant quickly comparing the relative size of numbers, but it does not work well for negative numbers. It would be great if negative numbers showed extending to the left (and perhaps in red) with positive numbers showing to the right of some imaginary zero-point line. (Thanks for a great product!)

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  11. Would like to request a "Reset Window Layout" option. Very helpful when comparing between multiple tabs to have them all of the same height/width etc.

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  12. Show sort button to switch between Type and Name in connections list

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  13. I use LINQPad to work with libraries based on previous versions of .NET, and it would be helpful to be able to edit the App.config like I could in LINQPad 5.

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  14. I thought earlier version of LinqPad allowed for setting the default font size, and has removed it in light of allowing use to zoom in. While it would be nice to allow both options actually, the default font size, and/or the default zoom. Also it seem the result in the Dump() don't pick up the font size in the query window. Might assert if one need to zoom the font to see the query, 99.999+% (or more) we will need to zoom the results from the dump as well? :)

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  15. I love the new feature where you can load other linqpad files with the #load directive this makes my linqpad file way more reusable and modular, however...

    When I have 3 files where file 1 includes file 2 and file 2 includes file 3 then file 1 also have to include file 3 even when not using any functionality from file 3 in file 1.

    It would be great if file 1 does not have to include file 3.

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  16. Put resource dll's into subdirectories, similar to where they were originally: e.g., .\ja-JP\x.resources.dll; .zh-CHS\x.resources.dll, etc.

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  17. I made a script to modify a registry key, and I realized I needed to run it as an admin for the script to work. I needed to save the script first, so I could close LinqPad, and reopen it as an admin. Some way to elevate the current query, or reopen LinqPad as admin without needing to save would be cool.

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  18. I don't often want or need to save the output from a LinqPad script, but when I do I almost invariably need to end up with a PDF that will be sent to someone else. The current export options (Excel, Word, HTML) get the job done but require an additional step. It would be really nice if LinqPad could export directly to PDF

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  19. Possibility to add custom aggregates like sum, average over custom types for the Dump method.

    Currently you get a sum/average underneath columns containing int's etc. (except if they are formatted through ToDump).

    It would be nice to do something similar as ToDump for custom types, and or types like TimeSpans, Dates, etc.

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  20. Show IL Code Description not just as Tooltip but optionally behind the IL code in each line

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