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  1. Linqpad for Mac Please,

    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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    • Allow to set query transaction isolation level

      Most of our queries' transaction isolation level is ReadUncommitted. This is very important on our production db to minimize the impact.
      I find myself surrounding my queries with TransactionScope all the time.
      In addition, some of the queries requries Snapshot isolation's, etc.
      It would be very helpful to allow to set the isolation level in the advanced query properties or something similar.
      Thanks.

      120 votes
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      • Add scriptcs support

        It would be great if LinqPad would support scriptcs or Roslyn since it already has NuGet support. Another option would be to export the .linq project as scriptcs project.

        118 votes
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        • Add support for f# type providers

          F# 3.0 type providers seem like they would fit in quite well with the LINQPad-as-data-explorer mission.

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          • LinqPad as a user control to embed in my apps

            Reporting made easy...just write linq scripts and ship them with your app with the linqpad user control embedded in the app too. :)

            I would prefer it in WPF but would settle for winforms.

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            • Search/filter by table or column name

              For databases with hundreds of tables, it would be great to filter tables and columns by having a textbox at the top of the connection panel. As you type, it would autofilter the currently selected connection.

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              • Allow Multiple Folders (like Win7 libraries) for "My Queries"

                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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                • Add Active Directory Universal Authentication support for Azure SQL database

                  SSMS already supported it. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/sql-database-ssms-mfa-authentication/#connecting-by-using-universal-authentication-with-ssms

                  We are migrating password authentication to Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL databases. And the Azure AD is not connected to the AD in corpnet. So we can't use Azure AD Integrated Authentication to access DB on Azure. Also the Azure AD requires certificate authentication, so we can't use Azure AD Password Authentication either. Active Directory Universal Authentication is the only choice.

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                  • OData endpoint secured with OAuth

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

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                    • 94 votes
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                      • allow multiple data contexts per query

                        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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                        • Offer a trial for premium features

                          I want to send a link to my team and have them test drive premium for a few days. If they like it, we want to buy a bunch of licenses. A trial offer that lets us use it in real development for a few days is critical.

                          91 votes
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                          • Define query templates

                            I'd like to see a feature which allows users to create a 'query template' which can be used as a starting point for any new query .

                            A query template would have preset properties, references/usings, database connections, code, etc. and users can create as many templates as they like.

                            This is not much unlike using a saved query, but the difference is that users are not be making changes to the original when they create a new query from a template.

                            86 votes
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                            • I want linqshell

                              you're almost there -- give me the whole thing, baby!

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                              • Add ability to target .NET Core

                                .NET Core is gaining adoption, and I find myself needing to experiment on .NET Core more and more, especially since .NET Core has it's own surface area. It be great to be able to do this in LINQPad.

                                I don't need LINQPad to run Mac/Linux, just the Windows version to be able to target .NET Core.

                                81 votes
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                                • WCF Service References.

                                  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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                                  • Sign assemblies to support internalsvisibleto for signed assemblies

                                    Related to: http://linqpad.uservoice.com/forums/18302-linqpad-feature-suggestions/suggestions/513533-add-support-for-internalsvisibleto

                                    Exposing the internal to Linqpad is a great idea, it would be nice if this work for signed assembies too.

                                    For now the 'LINQPadQuery' is unsigned (PublicKeyToken=null).

                                    LINQpad itself is signed, but this key is not used when signing LINQPadQuery.

                                    69 votes
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                                    • 67 votes
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                                      • REPL in LINQPad leveraging Roslyn

                                        I'd created an idea for LINQPad to offer a REPL experience already (since I can't use language features like LINQ comprehension syntax or the like from PowerShell scripts), but now that Roslyn CTP is out and csx / C# script is alive, I'm hoping that the effort required would be much lower in LINQPad to offer a REPL. If it only works when Roslyn is installed, then that's fine with me, and it helps bridge the functionality gap for those of us that love LINQPad but want to use it as a REPL so we can keep results/objects/graphs in memory…

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                                        • Use Visual Studio Code as editor

                                          Hi,

                                          would be great if you could use Visual Studio Code as editor (IDE)

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