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  1. Add optional parameter to Util.Cmd for defined exit codes

    Add optional parameter to Util.Cmd that will accept a parameter so alternate success exit codes can be defined. Currently only 0 is acceptable as a success, but some apps use alternate exit codes.

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    • pin connections so imported queries will switch to pinned connection of the same name

      When opening a connection across environments, it would be useful if a script could instead of introducing a new connection, it would first try to switch to and reuse any existing connection in LINQPad with the given name. Obviously this should be configurable if made into a feature.

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      • Show a broken connection in the connection drop down

        There's a very nice feature that shows broken connections in the Connections panel. It would be nice to have something similar in the connection drop down.

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        • Localize the application (French, German, Spanish)

          Is it possible to localize the application (French, German, Spanish).

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          • Util.Dif should handle list inserts and deletions better (but not sure exactly how)

            When adding a new item in the middle of, or deleting an item from the middle of the second list to compare using Util.Dif, the rest of the list is flagged as out of sync since it uses an index-based comparison. In other words, Util.Dif compares elements at index 0 with each other, then at 1 with each other, etc.

            It would be better if more advanced diffing algorithm was used to do this and could flag the entire element as red if it was removed, the entire element as green if it was added, or individual values with red/green…

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            • Improve Util.GetPassword to manage local passwords and other data

              It should be useful to rename the method to Util.SaveData and add a description to better explain what is the saved value, not only the key.

              And add an overload to save data linked with a LINQPad user to allow to have different values for the same key to export and import the passwords to other machines across the team.

              I've created a script to export/import the password using an encrypted .ZIP file.

              Thank you!

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              • Create LINQPad for the Web

                Create a web version of LINQPad, similar to jsFiddle or dotnetFiddle. linqFiddle would be an outstanding product and would be infinitely useful.

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                • Allow login with windows authentication with other user credentials

                  Please add an option for logging in to MS SQL Server with other user credentials than currently logged in windows user ("Windows authentication")

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                  • Set Open In Excel name to Grid Title from Dump

                    When you use Open in Excel on a grid, the Excel (html) file that is opened is named after the query name, but should be named after the Grid title from the Dump command that created the Grid, if one exists.

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                    • Improve UI and Intellisense Performance - MyQueries on Slow Network Folder / Share

                      I put MyQueries on a network document drive to share on multiple servers and VMs. Unfortunately my company puts this on slow yet economical storage.

                      For some reason this makes LinqPad's UI dreadfully slow. Can this be improved?

                      I moved the scripts back to a local folder and it works fine but it would be nice to go back to the network folder.

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                      • Add commas to the row count of results

                        Add commas (or whatever the user's localization number delimiter is) to the number of rows returned that is displayed in the status bar under the DataGrid. When the number is large, like 849054, it's easier to read it in groups as 849,054.

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                        • Improve NuGet dependency management

                          Currently when I add NuGet package that targets .NET Standard, LINQPad pulls all its direct and indirect dependencies, whether or not they're shared with other packages. The package folder can get pretty big (e.g. I just installed BenchmarkDotNet, the folder is 281 MB...)

                          If LinqPad used the global Nuget package cache (%APPDATA%\.nuget\packages), or at least used a common cache to share dependencies between packages, it would avoid having multiple copies of the same packages.

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                          • Support DB search (for SPs, functions, tables, columns), just like RedGate's SQL Search.

                            Support DB search (for SPs, functions, tables, columns), just like RedGate's SQL Search.

                            Maybe it should be a context menu option (saying "Search for DB entity...") on the DB tree-node.

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                            • support for NETStandard.Library 2.0

                              Can't add NETStandard.Library via nuget. Error: "There are no usable .NET assemblies in package 'NETStandard.Library'."

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                              • have breakpoint visible by default

                                breakpoint bar is currently made visible only after the first breakpoint inclusion (via F9). Please make it visible at all times like in VS IDE.

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                                • Save All option (like Ctrl + A + S) to save changes in all opened query files.

                                  Save All option (like Ctrl + A + S) to save changes in all opened query files.

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                                  • Snippets

                                    I have placed my LinqPad folders inside a "OneDrive for Business"-folder (and made a junction to it in my documants folder :))

                                    But now Onedrive is complaining that I have a invalid character in "C# Snippets", which turnsout to be the # character.

                                    Can I rename that folder without losing the functionality?

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                                    • Add option to sort the My Queries pane by date

                                      This will let recently used queries float to the top of the list.

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                                      • Plugin Support for Dumps

                                        I would also like to add custom data presentation in the output panel (via Dumps).

                                        Becasue the output is rendered in HTML I would like to create a Plugin which will render JSON strings formatted with highlighting etc. for example.

                                        Or I would like to fetch some data from other Places and attach it to the dumped data etc.

                                        These plugins don't need to be a separate DLL. A Linpad script which implements a special interface would be enough.

                                        Best regards
                                        Christian

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                                        • report specifics about errors that occur when running a query

                                          When I run queries, particularly as C# Programs that use the construct List<string> { ... }.Contains(q.fieldName), I very often get the message in the status bar "Error running query". Sometimes if I re-run the query a few times it will give me the results successful. Other times, it just reports this error every time. I need to know the actual error message to have much chance to fix it.

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