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  1. Export as HTML to clipboard

    I use LinqPad to share data through email all the time. Currently the best way to do this is to export to HTML file, load the file, copy to clipboard, paste to Outlook as email.

    Could you add a "Export to clipboard as HTML" option to Export drop down menu that would just put the data you are saving to a file on the clipboard?

    Or add an "Export to clipboard as HTML" to the ▶ menu on each Dump (same drop down as View in Grid, Toggle all graph columns)

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    • Option to enable server garbage collection

      Would be useful when experimenting with F# Hopac.

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      • Press F2 key to rename a saved query in MyQueries

        When in MyQueries - pressing F2 key allows rename

        Linqpad is a really fantastic product - thank you!

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        • Add abiltiy to copy minimum working example (MWE)

          It would be nice to have the option of copying a 'Minimum Working Example' to the clipboard. This would make it easier to e.g. post a question on StackOverflow.

          It should include all namespaces and a full class declaration containing a static Main-Method. Also see here: https://stackoverflow.com/help/mcve

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          • Inline UI Button to direct execute a single .Dump() statement

            Detect the Dump() statements and render an inline Button next to it (or in the left column). That button work immediately execute only that Dump() statement.

            Probably only works in the C# statement(s) mode

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            • Install the Beta releases from the UI

              Add the possibility of manually installing the last Beta from the user interface.

              I install the Beta releases every single time. It would be nice to be able to install the Betas without going to the web site, etc.. manually initiated of course.

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              • cursor line

                Display the cursor line and column in window footer like VS, PowerShell ISE, SQL Developer, Notepad++ and other applications

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                • Format SQL results table with one row vertically instead of horizontally

                  I frequently find myself using plain SQL instead of LINQ (some queries are just easier and faster to write). It would be great to have an option that if the result set only contained one row to format it as a single entity in the vertical format instead of the horizontal format. Essentially, it would look the same way if you were to call Table.First(), where all the properties are listed vertically and you only have to scroll down. This would make it much easier to scroll through tables that have many columns when I'm only selecting one row from…

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                  • Create an Airtable connector

                    Airtable and Linqpad is my two favorite tools. Please arrange a marriage so I can use Airtable in Linqpad as easy as it's connect to other datasources.

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                    • Support for Unity C# game development

                      LINGQPad could be a perfect tool for Unity game development. Not so much the free version but the debugger capabilities gives people an edge with development aswell faster learning capabilities.

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                      • Allow references to other LinqPad scripts

                        I would love to be able to add a reference to a LINQPad script similar to how you would add a project reference in Visual Studio. This would be like the My Extensions script, but rather than global, it would be a selective inclusion.

                        Main() would not be called, but any types/methods would be available in the referencing script.

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                        • Add way to search datagrid contents

                          Seems like it would be handy to have a way to search the datagrid contents.

                          You can use ctrl-f in the standard results but that doesn't appear to work when viewing datagrids.

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                          • Chart: there may be no way to name default Y series

                            In Chart() method, we can plot additional Y series by:

                            chart.AddYSeries(x => x.Value2, LINQPad.Util.SeriesType.Line, "Value 2");

                            and a legend is shown with specified name ("Value 2" in above code).

                            It's cool feature, but I couldn't find the way to specify the name for "default" Y series.

                            So I think "name" parameter may be needed in Chart() method.

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                            • Support mapping [String].Split() to SQL 2016's STRING_SPLIT

                              SQL 2016 supports built-in function STRING_SPLIT().
                              This function corresponds to .net [String].Split(char).
                              Please enable mapping from C# to SQL when calling .Split() on a string.

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                              • Add option to disable completely Instant Share

                                Why is this option not disabled yet? I am being asked to not use LinqPad any longer in my day to day workflow because someone accidentally shared something to Instant Share.

                                We need to be able to:
                                a) disable the menu item so that it cannot be accidentally clicked (or even seen)
                                b) disable the hot key combo so that it cannot be accidentally hit
                                c) manage the scripts that have been uploaded on our behalf so that we can delete any sensitive scripts.

                                Scripts should not be automatically made publicly accessible without warning and should certainly not be left…

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                                • Support JsonObject properties in DbContext entity model

                                  Would be nice to be able to use JsonObject properties to query data inside LINQPad.

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                                  • allow passing a projection to Dump

                                    e.g. with the signature "T Dump<T>(Func<T, object> whatToDump)"

                                    This can then be used to dump a particular part of an object: "person.Dump(p => p.Name)", but the original value is still the result.

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                                    • 1 vote
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                                      • vi Emulator - Escape insert mode when autocomplete pop-up is visible

                                        Exit insert mode when autocomplete pop-up is visible. Currently, escape just exits the pop-up and not insert mode.

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                                        • Position of comment slashes when adding comments via the shortcut

                                          It would be nice to have comment slashes (//) prepended to the first non-whitespace character of a line rather than the beginning of the line.

                                          Example

                                          Current functionality - Before using the comment shortcut:
                                          void Main()
                                          {
                                          \s\s\s\sConsole.WriteLine();
                                          }

                                          Current functionality - After using the comment shortcut:
                                          void Main()
                                          {
                                          //\s\s\s\sConsole.WriteLine();
                                          }

                                          Desired functionality - After using the comment shortcut:
                                          void Main()
                                          {
                                          \s\s\s\s//Console.WriteLine();
                                          }

                                          * Sorry for the awkward 'regex'-like values representing a space. This wasn't posting with all the spaces.

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