LINQPad Feature Suggestions

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  1. When using a DbContext for a connection, LINQPad currently only supports parameterless constructors or constructors accepting a string. Please consider supporting IDbContextFactory<TContext> with Entity Framework POCO connections.

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  2. SQL Azure won't allow you to use the same methods as an onpremises version, so it currently fails on connection. However, fundamentally it is SQL Server 2008 under the covers and would be easy to support. This would be the best cloud database mgmt tool.

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  3. Would be a great addition imho.
    This would enable the user to generate quick'n'dirty reports, add links for directing to (filesystemfolders/websites)
    or mailto links to send an email

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  4. Please save all "unsaved" queries automatically. I don't care where, but I don't want to see any "do you want to save your changes" dialogs unless I try to close a query window with unsaved changes.

    When starting linqpad, my previously unsaved queries (session) should be available, perhaps even with my cursor where I left it.

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  5. A "find all" dialog that lets you search all samples or "My Queries" for a string.

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  6. I would like to be able to also use LinqPad to just drop in an extension method for testing. I don't want to have to write windows class library project to test a simple extension idea.

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  7. Pasting query results into Excel includes HTML formatting which is messy - could this be stripped away to get a more Excel-friendly output?

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  8. Highlight same word currently in pointer on all document; like VS does.

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  9. The new version is only x86 (which of course can be handy sometimes on a x64 OS, so please provide both)

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  10. Install Notepad++ -> Create a New File -> Close Notepad -> No Annoying Save File Dialogs -> Re-open Notepadd++ -> Files are Still there

    Many use cases.

    Keeps my flow going if you will

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  11. Linqpad should monitor open files and prompt the user to reload them if an external process updates them, such as git/source control updating the file.

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  12. 16 votes
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  13. Some code requires higher privileges. Sure you can run LINQPad itself as Administrator - but then access to e.g. network share might not work and it is better to limit the higher access rights to just the execution of a single script. So an option for a query "Requires Administrative Privileges" would be great. Values: true, false. Maybe an addtional optional would be: Always ask for Administrator priviledges (that is: on every execution elevate again) or "Ask only once". Then only the first execution would request elevation. Further executions would run automatically in an already elevate security context. Also a…

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  14. Ability to add NuGet packages to linpad just like you can in visual studio 2010

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  15. Sometimes it is easiest to copy and paste using directives from source code. However, if I paste the following:
    using System;

    I get the following error:
    Identifier expected; 'using' is a keyword

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  16. As mentioned here: http://forums.oreilly.com/content/C-3-0-in-a-Nutshell/5390/Linqpad-And-System-drawing/

    It would be very handy if linqpad could render System.Drawing and graphics objects in the render window as they would be drawn, rather than only with the Dump() method.

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  17. Would be nice to see warnings like we do errors

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  18. We recently upgraded a project 5 to EF6 and while linqpad "works" there are a number of issues.

    1; When displaying a Query all navigation properties are loaded even if LazyLoadingEnabled is set to false (the "...Reference" properties are displayed)
    2; It is impossible to expand a Connection (upper left window)
    3; No filtering is performed for properties displayed in the results so the output becomes huge with whole screens of EntityReferences and AssosicationSets (EntityKeys are also displayed)

    Most if not all of theses issues should be quite easily fixable by updating any special logic for ObjectContext to include the…

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  19. 14 votes
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  20. 12 votes
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