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  1. 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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • Add option to rename connection when cloning an existing connection

                  When creating a similar connection there is no option to change the name along with the other connection parameters. The new connection is created with the same name.

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                  • Make the "Export" function extensible

                    The "Export" feature currently supports Excel, Word and HTML. It would be nice if there was a way to extend this with our own, custom formats.

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                    • A column with the same name as the table (eg. Volume.Volume) will not show in the data model

                      I have a table called Volume. It has a bigint column called Volume as well. Linqpad doesn't show it at all

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                      • Bug(?): IQ Driver generates invalid SQL when a column name is a keyword or reserved word

                        I don't know if this is an issue with other connection types in the IQ driver, but using MariaDB, if I have a table with a column name like "Character", the generated SQL does not escape this column name, leading to a syntax error.

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                        • Give option to disable encryption of the Connection

                          Give a checkbox option to disable encryption of connection string and database password. Or some ways to dynamically change like password from system variables. Because the portable version connections doesn't work by copying x-copying everything to other system in automation.

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                          • run query from context menu

                            Very simple, right click on current query window and run query. Same as SSMS. If text is highlighted then run that context instead.

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                            • Copy columns

                              When clicking on the header of a colomn the column gets selected and you can copy the entire column

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                              • Option for marked as "Production" database connections

                                It would be nice to have an option for database connections marked as "Production" to be able or not be able to save changes, modify or delete etc.

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                                • Add a console like package manager

                                  A console on the bottom side like the package manager on VS. Having the ability to run powershell, cmd or your own linqpad scripts. By default on the query directory. This way, you can chain commands with your own scripts and things like that to automate things.

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                                  • Git/Github integration for our queries

                                    I don't mean a fully support as it's hard to do. Just Commit and Merge or something like that. I don't mind on configure the first time the repositorioes, but it would be nice too. Maybe something like the Team Explorer (Idk if you can take advantage of that). I use multiples PCs and I do that manually from the console (easier to forget to do it).

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                                    • Add ability to highlight text/row in output window which matches some text passed to Dump() method

                                      The Dump() method should expose a parameter that adds ability to highlight texts that matches the parameter. This would help us quickly find something when dealing with a deeply nested or a very long list of objects that are dumped.

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                                      • Add DatePicker control to LINQPad.Controls

                                        There is no DatePicker control available and there doesn't appear to be a HTML5 implementation of <input type="date"> which would automatically show a DatePicker on clicking in the field. I expect it could be done with JavaScript, but a control would be nice.

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                                        • Please don't install a new update when I open LinqPad

                                          I regularly run LinqPad on clients' PC's in order to troubleshoot a database problem, rather than installing SQL Management. I don't like having an automatic update downloaded in the background onto their machine especially knowing that I will never use it anyway.

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