LINQPad Feature Suggestions

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  1. I want to create a JSON file for use as part of a simple web prototyping exercise. LinqPAD is perfect for accessing the data from my DB in just the shape I need, however I cannot get it out as JSON very easily.

    I don't really care what the schema is, because I can adapt my JavaScript to work with whatever is returned.

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  2. To close a query you have to use the X button in the upper right corner of the editor. it would be nice if we could have an X on each tab.

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  3. It would be great if Linqpad supported using oAuth for authentication.

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  4. One of the most missing features in linq. Allowing to bulk update/delete/insert rows (maybe as an extension lib like PredicateBuilder) would be absolutely awsome!
    Thanks

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  5. I have been playing with scriptcs and csx files. It would be awesome if LinqPad could edit and debug csx files just like linq ones. With Roslyn being the future, seems like it would be an important feature for LinqPad (which is awesome!! by the way)

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  6. There are so many requests for adding language x or language y. I started two of them requesting support for IronRuby/ IronPython
    http://linqpad.uservoice.com/forums/18302-linqpad-feature-suggestions/suggestions/359780-ironpython-ironruby-support-would-be-nice-

    and Boo http://linqpad.uservoice.com/forums/18302-linqpad-feature-suggestions/suggestions/359783-boo-support-would-be-nice

    There are request for hosting Powershell, adding Delphi/Prism.

    Why not add IronJS, Phalanger (for PHP), Nemerle, IronScheme or any other language.

    How about switching the editor to the AvalonEdit of SharpDevelop for creating your own syntax highlighting and Code Completion.

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  7. 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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    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?

  8. i wanted to use linq over a mongo db database but i couldn't find any driver, i found one in codeplex which didn't work as suggested and it wasn't official. It would be really great if a official driver for mongo query is provided as a free feature

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  9. I don't know if this is feasible, but it would make LINQPad orders of magnitude more useful to those of us working in multiple target platforms.

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  10. 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?

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  11. We use VSTS PMS, but LinqPad NuGet Manager can't correct login.

    https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/package/overview

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  12. LINQPad is awesome for quick scripts, but sometimes they grow to the point that you just have to promote them to a full-blown Visual Studio project. It would be awesome to have a feature to be able to do a "Save As Solution", which would generate a Visual Studio compatible Solution and Project, and move your code into a new class as well as providing a generated DataContext.

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  14. R/Python/F# all have REPL environments that allow creation of live scripted Jupyter notebooks.

    LinqPad has the ability to become this for the .Net world.

    Some features that would allow this:

    Xamarin has a concept of workbooks already

    https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/cross-platform/workbooks/install/

    TensorFlow demo example for this notebook here

    https://github.com/larcai/cognibooks/tree/master/tensorflow

    Leverage LinqPads scripting environment to be the .Net Data Science Notebook of the future!

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  15. ...and Linq to NHibernate once it's more stable

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  16. Single-step through the source code of libraries that a LINQPad query references. This would require the .pdb files and source code to be available on the local machine.

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  17. Visual Studio has this. It would be lovely to have the same key combinations achieve the same effect across different programs. Hardwired shortcuts are a bit provincial, and problematic for aging neurons.

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  18. My "my extension" is so bloated now. It has so many classes and methods now. I would like to separate them to individual files (class level) and store them in a specific folder ("My Extensions" folder?) and then all the classes and method will appear in all other queries.....

    On a larger level, this brings the concept of projects (or solution). Perhaps we can extend this idea to have a folders marked as a projects, so when running queries this will build all the queries in that folder to same assembly so that it is possible to call methods from…

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  19. When using Rx, I wish I was able to call OnNext on subjects as needed once the query has being compiled and is running.

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  20. I have the potential to work from multiple PC's It would be great if the license could be tied to a USB stick or something, this was i can add it to my portable apps collection.

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