LINQPad Feature Suggestions

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  1. It would be nice to be able to fine tune my query then click "make EXE". An executable would be produced that just ran the query and showed the Dump results as if I had run it directly in LINQPad. A more advanced option would be to allow some simple parameters to be passed and used in the query. This way I could write some simple reporting queries and then give them to someone else or add shortcuts to easily run them again myself.

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  2. I use LINQPad as a replacement for SMSS and would LOVE the Autocomplete to work for SQL (e.g. type "SELECT Orders." and upon typing the "." character all of the fields of Orders should up in intellisense).

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  3. 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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  4. Something to identify common patterns of misuse or inefficiency in LINQ queries, and suggest alternatives

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

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  6. It would be great for Linux and Macintosh developers to be able to use LINQPad :)

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  7. I work with xamarin, but i only have xamarin Indie license, that means i work with xamarin studio for mac. I can't afford for business license. So switching back to windows and mac just to use linqpad in windows is a bit annoying and the data that i need to "LINQ" all in Mac.

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  9. When saving a .linq file, make it actually save as a compiled .exe but renamed, allowing us to reference the scripts in our projects and execute them from the command line.

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  10. 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…

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  11. Would be nice to be able to organize my connections into folders like "Dev", "Test", "Prod", or by focus, like "Reporting", "Web", "Internal", etc.

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  12. 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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  13. How about supporting code creation with this two languages. It shouldn't be so hard, as it's now possible to host them inside of any .NET language. Its all about adding the syntax highlighting and intellisense.

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  14. Right now I don't see a way to portabalize the app. All of the main config data, connections, app plugins, etc. save into the AppData folder. It would be nice to have an option to have these all save to a subdir of the executable so you could move the app between systems and have all of your settings, connections, plugins, etc. intact.

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  15. 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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  16. I would like to be able to take data from multiple sources and munge them together, but right now only a single context is allowed. I guess you could do this with mega data context that references other data contexts.

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  17. Add some level of source control. I would like to have the gists API integrated directly into LINQpad. Because basically gists are scripts.

    http://developer.github.com/v3/gists/

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  18. I use LinqPad to create tests and prove of concept scripts. It would be great if LinqPad supported PowerShell scripting to prepare some admin and infrastructure tasks as well. Intellisense would be essential.

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  19. It would be great if LINQPad supported connecting to an OData endpoint secured with OAuth

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  20. Microsoft *.mdb file are very small, compact, efficient, and very easy to use with .NET
    I personally use them because of their size (very very small), and everything is located in this unique file (data, provider, queries.. everything!).
    People think there are limited, I believe with LINQ they are now as efficient as any other !!
    Please give us support to .mdb file, I'm waiting on this since your first LinqPad public release (yep.. that's a long time waiting)
    Thanks in advance for your beautifull software !!!

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