LINQPad Feature Suggestions

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  1. I find myself using Resharper hot-keys in LinqPad by accident. It'd be cool if Resharper worked in LinqPad like it does in VS.

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  2. Since linqpad is such a nice UI, it would be great for it to provide first-class support for open types (entities with dynamic properties)

    http://www.odata.org/developers/protocols/operations#Processingentriesofopentypes

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  3. SQL Server Management Studio has a Parse (Ctrl-F5) feature under the Query menu vs. Execute (F5); and Visual Studio has a Build Solution vs. Start Debugging (F5). Both of these options allow you to check for syntax or compile errors without executing the query or running the program. I was surprised not to find this feature in LINQPad also. This would be a very useful feature to me. I hope we could see it in an upcoming release. Thanks, I love LINQPad!

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  4. Need a standard toolbar to for quicker access to open, save, ...

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  5. Add autocomplete options to only list properties, methods, events, etc.

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  6. Run on the Mono .NET framework and in particular support for running on OSX.

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  7. since I believe you said the output pane is already IE/browser based, how about allowing us to point linqpad at an html file, local site, or web page, and let us run javascript snippets or bookmarklets against it for testing? Currently I've not single single decent lightweight javascript or jQuery IDE, even less if you want to test bookmarklets

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  8. Visual Studio has this. It would be lovely to have the same key combinations achieve the same effect across different programs. Hardwired shortcuts are a bit provincial, and problematic for aging neurons.

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  9. 25 votes
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  10. We use Linqpad allot at work and it would be great if we could add a network share to the My Queries are, or even add a shortcut in Windows Explorer in the My Queries directory and have it load files from there.

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  11. We do it now through a secondary dll and machine.config for configuration. Would prefer to reference the service directly. This would also include the ability to use configuration files.

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  12. Add an additional tab along side the Samples and My Queries tabs that will house and organize my custom snippets. From there I need to be able to drag and drop the snippet into whatever current Linq sheet I am working on. This would save a lot of repetitive typing doing ad-hoc queries.

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  13. It is very annoying to have to reposition the query/results splitter for every new query. Can you make it persist to wherever it was last positioned?

    17 votes
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  14. It would be nice to send a linqpad query window to something like http://pastie.org/ so that it is easy to request assistance from others.

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  15. It would be nice to have the ease-of-access of folders in different locations throughout your computer within the "My Queries" window.

    Similar to WIndows 7 Libraries that allow you to add multiple music directories to "My Music" etc. This would be in case you have a folder that you store work queries that you share with others but also a personal folder for your own queries.

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  16. Fairly frequently, after working out a solution in LINQPad, I would like to keep it on top while I work in VS or another application.

    It would be very helpful to have a toolbar with a button to toggle "always on top". Can be done in a menu obviously -- but a button that is always available would be GREAT!

    7 votes
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  17. make it available as an add-in in Visual Studio, where the whole thing is hosted right inside of Visual Studio, so I don't even have to leave VS

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  18. In order to drop SQL Management Studio completely, more sql management features are needed.

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  19. Self-explanatory, replace the Win Forms UI with a WPF UI or allow users to choose which one to download.

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  20. Resharper provides a user friendly copy protection and LINQPad should do so too. Please.

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