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  1. Support writing unit tests

    Allow us to create unit tests using NUnit or similar (either needs a new option in the Language dropdown or a one-liner you could put in your Main function to kick off a test runner). Running it would run all the Unit Test methods it finds. Taking this one step further, you could even support an auto-test mode, where every time you saved, if it compiles it runs all the unit tests it finds, making it the ideal for doing code katas in

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    • provide the ability to query multiple schemas with the IQ driver for oracle.

      An Oracle user may have access to multiple schemas with table definitions. It would be nice to specify the schema in the query.

      E.G. I have a user that can see two schemas ,users and customers. Currently I have to specify the schema I want to use when setting up the connection. So, I can only query one schema per session. It would be great if I could do something like the following:

      var customers = from c in *customers*.sometable
      select c;
      var users = from u in *users*.sometable
      select u;
      ...
      in a single session

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      • Select / highlight text in the rich text results pane on double click.

        I keep double clicking on text in the results pane when viewing results in the rich text format and expect the string to be selected.

        Instead it's somewhat unintuitive and requires a click and drag, which take a fair bit longer if I'm only after the text in a single cell.

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        • Make Ctrl D a duplicate line command

          Use Ctrl D for duplicate: copy the line that the cursor is on to the line below. Currently it isn't doing anything as far as I can see.

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          • Ability to synchronize "My Queries " on the cloud/web

            I am using Linqpad in diffrent machines. Was wondering is there anyway to sync "My Queries" through some service. Or may be we can use SkyDrive/Azure/Amazon kind of thing?

            53 votes
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            • Any chance for a Mac version?

              It wold be great if it ran on the Mac natively. OTOH it works fine in Parallels. Thanks! And long time no see.

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              • 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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                  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?

                • oAuth Support for WCF data services

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

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                  • Show rows affected

                    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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                    • Open up the Language Infrastructure

                      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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                      • Edit and debug CSX files

                        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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                        • Support VSTS Package Management Service

                          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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                          • Extension for bulk update/delete/insert queries

                            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

                            45 votes
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                            • Support NHibernate

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

                              44 votes
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                              • Add "Export To Visual Studio" to generate a solution and project based on the LINQPad script

                                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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                                • 41 votes
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                                  • provide support for mongo db query

                                    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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                                    • Support export of query results to JSON

                                      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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                                      • support XSLT

                                        It would be very nice if there was the single snippet IDE for LINQ, SQL and XSLT. Architag XRay XML Editor is good for XSLT, but just not as good (ergonomic) as LINQPad is for LINQ.

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                                        • Hot exit functionality for open (and unsaved) editor tabs

                                          Add an option to restore the open editor tabs (session) on restart of the application again. Especially the unsaved editor tabs. This is a really handy feature of e.g. Sublime 2 and helps to avoid unnecessary file bloat for not so important scratches worked on in LINQPad.

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