LINQPad Feature Suggestions

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  1. For example JSON/XML/CSV/Excel data used for testing out a snippet or library.
    Just for the overall convenience... and when you get back 6 months later and look for the input data!

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  2. This should be available in this software. As someone that has years of experience in SQL, I find LINQ syntax to be appalling and extremely confusing. I bought the professional version in hopes that this software implemented this feature, it does not, and yes I read the previous request and your reply to the user about VB6 to C# 4 comparison but highly disagree with your decision.

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  3. Utils.SaveResultWindowImage(string filename, int x, int y, int width, int height)

    This can then be used as a simple image rendering service.

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  4. I currently use a font that has ligatures (JetBrains Mono), but I prefer to have them turned off. It'd be great to have a checkbox to turn off/on the rendering of the ligatures.

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  5. Windows supports multiple desktops. This is a useful feature when working on a single monitor. The results grid on LINQPad 6 bleed through regardless of which "Desktop" your are running. Switching desktops (using the Task View button on the Windows toolbar) while running LINQPad 6 leaves the results grid always visible.

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  6. Sometimes the natural grid display is too short to display the sort indicator after the header is clicked. This requires the user to expand the column header manually in order to see the hidden indicator. This could be done automatically when a column header is clicked.

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  7. The EF Core DbContext that supports the DbContextOptions<TContext> does not support any other configuration options -- just the connection string. I really need it to allow Lazy Loading supports and Detailed Errors.

    THANK YOU.

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  8. Would be great if LINQPad supported WIndows 10 ARM64 build.
    As of Feb 2020 .NET 5 preview doesn't support Windows Forms and WPF and will be released in Nov 2020 and .NET 3.1 doesn't support ARM64 Windows devices at this time.
    Thanks

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  9. title pretty much explains it, but in SQL Management Studio there is an option to filter the listed tables you see in the left handed tree view by applying a filter to match with

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  10. When using the linqpad driver with EF Core and provide my own assembly, i want to quickly change the connectionstring via the connection dropdown.

    I could add every database to a own connection entry, but i want to specify the databaseserver and then quickly change the database.

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  11. EF6 supports .NET Core 3 with the 6.3 release.

    We've since been able to port our existing .NET applications to .NET Core. The only regression we're still suffering is that the LINQPad experience is degraded due to there being no EF6 provider.

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  12. Could suggest #load "some file" when pressing Ctrl +. in a class present in another file in the same folder.

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  13. 1 vote
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  14. On clicking Add connection sap bo sttle join dialog will appear where one may define relation with other tables. In many databasese relations may not be defined explicitly. This feature solves the priblem.

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  15. Great software, use it every day. Couldn't do without. I may be on the edge of what's reasonable in usage, but when editing files of 500+ lines some input delay occurs. CPU usage is 100%+ on a Intel i9 when typing. Input delay disappears when setting "Show completion list after typing a letter" to false.

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  16. It's a button that kind of makes the whole thing do a party, you know? Balloons, lively atmosphere, and the like.... Thanks

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  17. Assign shortcut Ctrl+Shift+S to Save As

    Microsoft, as a general implementation, does not assign a shortcut key to Save As functionality. But much of the rest of the development/utility community does. The ability to rename a tab is a useful workaround, but I'd prefer consistency with other applications especially in cases where I'm modifying an existing query (that I haven't cloned).

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  18. When we add database connections to a query, it is always a specific database connection. Instead, if there is an option to add the connection at the server level to the query and the user can query from different databases that are existing on the same server, then that would be amazing. Right now, I have to do this by connecting to various databases from different query windows, each one linking to a specific database, which is not user-friendly and error-prone.

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  19. I can never remember (nor quickly find) the LINQPad/VS shortcut for returning to the previous location after using F12. Adding it to the Edit|Advanced menu under the F12 related keys would be very helpful.

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  20. LinqPad results window has export options for Word, Excel and HTML. It would be helpful to invoke these from the LinqPad query, maybe as a method in the Util function.

    Example:
    Util.ExportResults(string ExportFileName, ExportType TypeOfExport);
    Util.ExportResults(@"c:\MyExport.html", ExportType.HTML);

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