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  1. Save/restore queries on close or manually

    I'm a multitasker, and I usually have 7 or 8 (or 20) tabs open in LINQPad. When I need to restart my computer, or for whatever reason close LINQPad, I *could* to save each of my queries (coming up with a meaningful name for each), remember which ones I had open, and reopen them one by one when I restart, but I find it's quicker and easier to just kill LINQPad with Task Manager so that it will offer to reload all my tabs for me automatically. I would be nice if LINQPad had the option to save and restore…

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      I need some feedback on this feature. First:
      (a) Would you expect it to apply only to untitled queries? Or:
      (b) Would you also expect it to apply to saved queries that were modified?
      (The reason I ask is that option (a) is simple to implement, whereas option (b) creates numerous complications.)

    • Add the Expression Tree Visualizer

      The Expression Tree Visualizer is a fantastic tool to shed some light on exactly what happens when an expression tree is invoked. It's especially useful when building your own from scratch, and some visibility on how LINQ does it would be a real bonus!

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        1 comment  ·  Admin →

        Are you aware that you can call .Dump() on an expression? The output is not exactly the same as the Expression Tree Visualizer, but it conveys much of the same information. Is there anything missing from what you see that you’d like added? Or anything that you’d like changed?

      • Find in queries

        Sometimes, I update my extensions and want to update all affected queries too, but it's not convenient to open each query and search it. A "find in all queries" option like "find in files" in Visual Studio would be great.

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          1 comment  ·  Admin →

          This feature already exists: Edit | Search All Queries. (Navigate to Query also lets you search all text). If this is not what you’re after, please post a comment.

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