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  1. In LPRun.exe we have the ability to only compile the script with the
    -compileonly switch.
    It would be nice if we had the same in the GUI IDE.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Hi
    I found an strange Exception eg. Bug in LinqPad.
    Following Code works:
    ´´´
    var e = foo();
    e.Dump();
    string foo() { return ""; }
    ´´´

    But if I add any Reference on *.dll over F4, "Additional References" and "Add/Browse"

    I get on .Dump() following Exception:
    "The type initializer for 'DumpExtensions' threw an exception."
    inner Exception: The invoked member is not supported in a dynamic assembly.

    This stops the practical using of Dump() in my Code.

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  3. The VsVim Visual Studio extension honours the "set relativenumber" instruction in _vimrc. It causes the current line to show the absolute line number, and all other lines are numbered relative to it.

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    584 // TODO: Removing this line breaks the app. We don't know why...
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    Something similar in LINQPad would be a lovely tweak!

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  4. Today we use read only connections for production databases and it works well. But everyone once in a while we do need to change a value in a production db.
    Today we then connect with different credentials which takes a little time.

    My suggestion is a connection that linqpad enforces with fingerprint, windows hello or similar.
    So the connection is always there (and read/write) but every time I want to use it I have to authenticate. This would still be much faster then creating new connection (and in the other scenario I also have to remember to disconnect manually but…

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  5. I have both LP5 and LP6, but I don't seem to have a way to write code snippets in C# 9.0 against .NET Framework 4.6/4.7/4.8. I'm fine with switching over to LP6 if/when I want to target .Net core or .Net 5/6, but I still need a way to test the latest language features against the older Framework versions.

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  6. While LINQPad Version 6 was released in 2019, if you do a google search on "linqpad version 6 video", it shows all but one of the tutorial videos were produced before 2019. Only one was produced in 2020, and it focuses solely on databases.

    Instead, I want a tutorial video that includes the new version 6 hooks into visual studio. For example, the Rainer Stropek YouTube video "C# LINQ - Part 2- Basic LINQ Queries" has a nice elaborate visual studio Enumerable example with a JSON file. Under LINQPad 6, I'd like a video tutorial that shows how to load…

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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Dark Theme like Visual Studio 2019 Dark

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  9. Add ability to have pinned tabs show in a separate row.

    This allows easier navigation between queries when you have many open at one time.

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  10. Sometimes we need to specify custom project properties and environment variables for a query, for example, <EnablePreviewFeatures>true</EnablePreviewFeatures> and env vars DOTNET_TieredPgo=1. Please allow us to customize project properties and environment variables.

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  11. Something like in VS 2019, right click menu, "Convert to class". It would be so helpful for tasks like data exploration.

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  12. Add the ability to copy (Ctrl+Drag) and move (Drag) .LINQ files within the MyQueries tab across folders via drag and drop. Currently, to move a file, one must open the file, use "Save As," and then delete the original.

    I know I can use File Explorer to do this, but it would be nice if it could be done right there in the MyQueries tree.

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  13. The keyboard shortcuts page (Help -> Keyboard/Mouse Shortcuts) is always black text on a white background.

    Since the page is just HTML (%LocalAppData%/Temp/LINQPad6/KeyboardShortcuts.html), supporting dark mode should just require a bit of CSS. I tried the following and it matches LINQPad's dark mode reasonably well, feel free to copy it as-is:

    @media (prefers-color-scheme:dark) {
    body { background-color: #1E1E1E; color: #DDDDDD; }
    em { background: #4C4C00;}
    }

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  14. I would like an option to disable all NuGet related prompts. I would like to be able to run a script without having to worry about NuGet package download confirmation or any particular license attached to the NuGet package. I find these annoying since I use packages from a private feed.

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  15. Hi, I would like to be able to complete any type that is not in the current using namespaces, similar to what Rider does. It is very inconvenient otherwise.
    Example:
    Suppose I want to use a RNGCryptoServiceProvider class, but I don't know what namespace it's in or how it's exactly spelled. I only remember it contains Crypto in it. So I would type "Crypto", press CTRL+Space and get it in the completion list, even though its namespace was not in the using list. You can show its namespace in a completion item to the right, like RNGCryptoServiceProvider (in System.Security.Cryptography).…

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  16. 4 votes
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  17. Laundry list of desired features:

    1. Export Query to Dotnet SDK Project.
    2. Import / Export CSX (C# Script) Files
    3. Incorporate the C# Interactive Runtime and add immediate window, Like Visual Studio. Would be a huge help during debugging.
    4. Add Unit Test Management with support for MSTest, nUnit and xUnit projects.
    5. Seriously consider adding a Report Builder. LinqPad is already 75% of the way to replacing MS Access. This could put the nail in the coffin for MS Access.
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  18. I like to format error messages and other output with Markdown to make it easier to create reports from code (I typically use LinqPad to free-hand test code and apply weird edge cases or explorer difficult bugs). Seein my output properly formatted will help me and my clients visual what their code is doing. And adding support to render PlantUML would also rock.

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  19. Utils.SaveString is awesome, but would be nice to have some kind of viewer/browser to see what is being stored

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  20. Have a setting to format document on save.
    In visual studio I use codemaid and whenever I save files it formats them.
    Would be nice as one of those menu elements with a checkmark beside them.

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