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  1. 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!

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

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

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

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  6. 10 votes
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  7. Basically I want to reverse the current built in process, where you can enter a LINQ statement and down in the results window click the lambda tab to see it converted over. I would like to be able to enter a Lambda expression and in the results window see the LINQ version of it.

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  8. Right now selecting another DLL causes it to do "AssemblyName.csdl|AssemblyName.msl|AssemblyName.ssdl" which doesn't work

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  9. In the additional namespace imports I put "using Outlook = Microsoft....Outlook".

    When I'm in a call that wants something of that namespace, replace the full entry with just the alias Outlook.

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  10. Very useful to get a sense of what querys produce what SQL.

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  11. I always look at them in SSMS. I think that SQL Server returns them as XML so it should not be hard to print that out.

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  12. When I start up linqpad, it's always to use the same database (the database of the product I work on), but by default it lists "no connection". Rather than constantly making me set the connection, it would be nice to be able to flag one as the default connection (similar to a default printer).

    Another option would be to default the connection to whatever was last used (this would be as effective for me since I'm always using the same one).

    Yet another option would be that if there's only one connection defined in the Connections window, default to that…

    32 votes
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  13. Would be nice if LINQPad would have the ability to turn of Dump() output as an run option, to speed up execution.
    An advanced featrue would be to flag Dump() statements with and option like DEBUG, VERBOSE etc. to allow switching part of the output on and of as needed.

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  14. If I issue an UPDATE (etc.) in SQL in SQL Server Management Studio, it will give me "(1 row(s) affected)". Neither LINQPad (in SQL mode) or Query Express will do this. Could you please add this?

    51 votes
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  15. I clicked a link in the connection dialog to the IQ toolkit and it launched IE. I suggest you use the default system browser.

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  16. The idea is to make it easy to develop reusbale plugins for LINQPad.

    For example: LINQPad could scan a folder (say "plugins") and compile all the scripts therein. These scripts could then be added to a MEF catalog and therefore made available to all LINQPad scriptlets.

    For example, if LINQPad were to support an interface ISettings which included a property called DataContext, it would be easy to add new DataContext providers

    interface ISettings
    {
    DataContext dataContext;
    }

    Then when LINQPad (or a script) needed to access the DataContext it would merely use the its DataContext property, with all the heavy…

    25 votes
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  17. include another .vb file(s) in a .linq file... perhaps a "#include aFile.linq" directive...
    Will be a start point to use a library of classes or functions...

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  18. Dump() extension method is #1 reason I love and use LinqPad.

    It would be great if I could add LinqPad.exe as reference to my Visual Studio project and call Dump() extension method on any of my objects.

    As Visual Studio does not have any window to display HTML we could have two variants to Dump() extension method

    DumpHTML() which return output as HTMLtext and
    DumpText() which returns the output as space formatted text in a ASCII Table

    User may choose to print the output to the Console, Output Window or write to the disk.

    I you think generating ASCII table…

    276 votes
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  19. 3 votes
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  20. ...like SQL Server Management Studio for example, so I can look at multiple code snippets and/or result sets side-by-side together, and so I can organize related stuff together when I'm using LINQPad for multiple projects at once.

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