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  1. fix

    Is it possible to use linqpad 5 with odata driver using metadata stored on a local file ?

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  2. linq debugging

    I would like to be able to debug inspect each step of linq queries.

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  3. F1 link to page in your books

    Assume that a user has a PDF of your book or Skeet's book. Think of using the Nutshell and In Depth (Skeet) books as help files by linking context help (F1) in LINQPad to topics in the PDF books. If manipulating the PDF is too difficult you could load the clipboard with the appropriate page number for the topic; the user could paste the page number in the upper left box of acrobat or PDF reader is used. I like LINQPad and I have the super-duper-expensive version but I use LINQPad as a C# and NET learning tool for my…

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  4. Search column names in data grid

    Many times I will have many columns in my result data grid. Even when "show columns in alphabetical order" is checked, the columns still don't display alphabetically, so I am suggesting you give us a way to search for the column by name. Basically give me a text box to search for a column in the result grid

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  5. Close queries to the right, similar to Chrome, Edge, etc.

    When right-clicking on a query, add an option to close queries to the right of currently selected query. Dialog-wise when handling unsaved queries is at your discretion, but I can see something as follows:
    -If there's no unsaved queries, don't prompt asking to save.
    -If there's one unsaved query, do a prompt asking to "Save Query X?".
    -If there are multiple unsaved queries, do a prompt asking to "Close all unsaved queries to the right of [currently selected query name]

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  6. BUG: Virtual nav prop in child entity (TPT) is eager loaded and causes MARS error

    I'm writing some sample code for a class using AdventureWorks 2012. I created POCO's for the Person.BusinessEntity and Person.Person tables setup for TPT inheritance. The Person entity has a nav prop for phone numbers to the PersonPhone entity. When I run this in a C# program, it works perfectly. I've verified with DbContext.Entry(...).Collection(...).IsLoaded that the nav prop is not being eager loaded. When I access it in a LINQPad query (eg from person in Persons) it crashes with a MARS error. I have sample code.

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  7. Hide things correctly.

    If a Dump(caption) method was called on an object, and later that object was hidden, the green Dump envelope with the caption stays visible.
    Also, DumpContainer cannot be easily hidden, I had to use Style="display:none".

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  8. Rename 'Clone Query' option to 'Duplicate Query'

    The 'Clone Query' and 'Close Query' options when right-clicking a tab look very similar and can often lead to accidents. The 'Clone Query' option should be renamed 'Duplicate Query' to resolve this.

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  9. Allow NuGet integration for Pro license

    NuGet is now such an important part of .NET development that crippling the feature even on a Pro license does not, IMO, make any sense. Please reconsider the pricing/tier of this feature. I'd argue it should be part of the Pro license, if not the basic product, due to how fundamental it is.

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  10. Automatically Update NuGet Packages

    It would be great if there was an option for each NuGet package in the LinqPad NuGet manager that allows you to set a package to auto update when a new version of the package is released.

    We connect LinqPad to internal NuGet packages and the consumers of these packages should always be up to date with the latest versions of our internal packages.

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  11. Implement rainbow braces as in Viasfora

    Using Viasfora in VS2019 and have to say it's a brilliant extension. Would be great if you could implement something similar in LINQPad.

    Thanks
    Dave

    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=TomasRestrepo.Viasfora

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  12. Make Connection Dropdown Searchable

    Many of our testing and production environments have well over 50 to 100 databases. Manually scrolling through the tree is tedious and scrolling through the Connection dropdown is not feasible. If the Connection dropdown was searchable, it would be far faster to hit alt+c, start typing, and hit enter to open that database.

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  13. Ability to print charts and other Dump output

    Would be nice to be able to print out the Dump output, including the charts.

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  14. Option to have Output autoscroll

    Most of the time people dump one chunk of data but when modifying "live" data I need to track where a task is upto in case i need to pause/stop and resume at a later time.

    To do this I output myself (Console.Writeline) progress stats and the current ID im working on in my loop.

    I can't see an option to have the Output autoscroll on Writelines!

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  15. Make points on point chart more visible

    The sheer fact that I can make a point chart with one command is awesome, but the dots are very hard to see. Could you either make them bigger, or change colors to something that stands out more?

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  16. Implement a way to create our own Linqpad apps like the Regex Evaluator

    This is a followup to https://stackoverflow.com/q/53645547/2068635.

    I created a simple JWT decoder and I'd like to use it in a similar way as the Regex Evaluator. To achieve this, I'd like to have a way to register it either as something like [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F2] or at least be able to automatically hide the query on execution (probably by exposing LINQPad.UI.QueryControl.ToggleFullPaneResults to the Util class).

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  17. Fix Bug: Dump(), Console.WriteLine() adding line breaks in long string output

    When outputting a long string, LinqPad outputs line breaks not in the string after each block of 100,000 characters.

    This impacts string.Dump() (with no description), Console.Write(string), and Console.WriteLine(string).

    This is not just a visual issue with the output window. If you copy and paste from the output window into a text editor, the line breaks are present in the data.

    string.Dump("any text") does not exhibit the problem.

    Console.Write and Console.WriteLine when used in a C# console application (Visual Studio compiled) do not exhibit this behavior.

    LinqPad C# Program demonstrating the behavior:

    void Main()

    {
    "".Dump("Console.Write() has breaks at 100K chars…

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  19. Exclude replication objects from database object tree

    It would be great if replication objects and MS shipped objects could be excluded from the database object tree. I don't have the "Include System Views and SPs" option checked on the connection.

    Whether it's a new option or controlled by the same include system option, it would be nice to be able to exclude objects that are is_ms_shipped and replication objects (that don't have is_ms_shipped = 1 but do start with 'sp_MS') like the examples below.

    -- MSreplication_objects
    -- MSreplication_subscriptions
    -- MSsubscription_agents
    select
    s.name,
    t.*
    from sys.tables as t
    join sys.schemas as s
    on t.schema_id = s.schema_id
    where t.is_ms_shipped…

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  20. Please support vi emulator commands with inner/outer/tag modifiers

    Only d is supported currently. ci( ca( vi( va( etc. Also, cit vit etc? Thanks much!

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