LINQPad Feature Suggestions

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  1. A driver or mode that executes a program but does not execute any LINQ to SQL changes but instead captures these in a new SQL script you can save.

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  2. Don't block the UI thread when doing some expensive work. I'm using LINQPad at work and at home (ironically I paid for my home license but am using the unregistered version one at work) and at work I connect to large databases with thousands of tables and LINQPad takes a long time to "deal" with scripts connecting to these kinds of databases but it would help with a progress bar or at least some notion of "I'm busy" rather than the ghost whitening of the UI.

    Otherwise thanks for a superb product. :-)

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  3. I want to be able to debug using Linq and lambda expressions. I`m missing this very much in VS

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  4. It would be great if the Ctrl+E SSMS shortcut would be enabled as an alternative to F5. It's easier to reach and makes sense (E for Execute).

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  5. Would be nice to be able to use LINQPad to test WCF Data Services with the ability to set HTTP Request Header variables as part of the connection settings. That way we could simulate passing a value like an API Key in the Header.

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  6. Currently when mulitple columns of data are copied from LINQPad and pasted to a Google Spreadsheet they result in a single column of data, whereas pasting to Excel preserves the columns.

    Supporting Google Spreadsheets would save us Google Apps/Docs users from the extra step of copying or exporting to Excel.

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  7. Allow users to submit scripts to a LINQPad online script repository and have ratings and view counts to sort by.

    Turn on "ambient intellisense" (ambient autocomplete) for extension methods not downloaded but provided on the Web. (Build and maintain index on client). And a magic key combo to automatically download that extension and any dependencies it has on other ambient code. Show reviews, ratings and view count in client.

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  8. Great stuff, I'm using it to test a REST service - but it requires a querystring parameter for the apikey. It would be great to have a collection of querystring params that are appended to the url.

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  9. i like this tool,if have this feature i think it will better:
    add a expand/collapse button with west panel,can drag to east panel,and west panel's north panel(connection to sql) with south panel all in one tabpanel
    Like the VS 's winodw toolkit!
    --i am a chinese,in china no way to buy this book,how can i buy the book 4.0,thankyou
    --sorry ,my English very poor

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  10. When working with OData data services, it would be nice to have the option of viewing the raw HTTP responses (including headers and HTTP response codes)

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  11. Fairly self explanatory. If a CLR Stored Procedure is defined on a database, I should be able to call it from LinqPad. As of now, they don't show up in the tree and I can't call it directly.

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  12. It would be great if LP could support source control integration using the SCC-compatible source control interface (Ex. Beyond Compare 3).

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  13. 5 votes
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  14. The Expression Tree Visualizer is a fantastic tool to shed some light on exactly what happens when an expression tree is invoked. It's especially useful when building your own from scratch, and some visibility on how LINQ does it would be a real bonus!

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    Are you aware that you can call .Dump() on an expression? The output is not exactly the same as the Expression Tree Visualizer, but it conveys much of the same information. Is there anything missing from what you see that you’d like added? Or anything that you’d like changed?

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  16. Probably Just Me (and I think I could do it myself using MSCHart Add in). but sometimes I would like to be able to do very simple charts of my queries results. Scatter, Block Chart and May Be Pie Chart would probably be enough. like a light weight matlab....

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  17. When I am creating a query as soon as I type 'from' and press tab, a default query template is automatically inserted into the editor for me. I would like to have a preference added that would allow the disabling of this behavior similar to the existing 'Enable lambda snippets on query operators' preference. Thanks.

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  18. I'd like a method (maybe exposed via the LINQPad object) to change the data context to any of those present in the 'Add Connection' pane.

    As we know linq cannot perform cross database (cross data context) joins. To cope with this, in Visual Studio, I often use one data context, obtain data into a table or array, then switch to another data context, obtain more data, then fuse the result sets.

    This is simple enough in VS, but in LINQPad I cannot work out how to change the data context via code in C# Statements mode; the only way I…

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  19. I was a little surpursed when i installed the app that it was not in the program list. Granted it is small and i typically use the autocomplete to find and launch apps but it does make me question future maintenance, uninstall and clean up issues.

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