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  1. Possibility to copy/paste the error message, when a connection to a dbcontext is unsuccessful

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  2. I have been trying to use FSLab (F# data science tools) in the latest version of LinqPad. It seems that LP is using a very old version of FSharp.Core.dll (v4.3.0.0). The assemblies in the latest version of FSLab look to have been built again F# 4.0, with FSharp.Core.dll version 4.3.1.0. This creates all sorts of version issues because LP seems to be explicitly loading 4.3.0.0; specifically miss method exceptions. It would be great if you could add a setting to specify the version of the F# tools and libraries to use. It would make LP a much more useful tool…

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  3. If you could (for example) use Util.CurrentQuery.SaveVariable('currentCustomerId', 10) to save a background-variable, so that I can use Util.CurrentQuery.LoadVariable<int>('currentCustomerId') in my query to continue where I left off.

    Right now I have solved this by making my own functions in "My Extensions" to handle this.

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  4. Trying to use Util.RawHtml.Dump from VB does not work, it fails with a missing member exception "Public member 'Dump' of type 'RawHtml' not found."

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  6. Allow connections to be marked as manual. they exist but will not connect unless prompted to.

    Kinda like windows services and starting automaticlly or manually

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  7. Would be useful when experimenting with F# Hopac.

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  8. We use lprun with teamcitry to generate various statistics and post them to our wiki every week. However today it is not possible to execute these scripts with lprun, without first manually enter the credentials on the particular machine first.

    Lprun should be able to execute remotely, without having to manually configure it on every machine. A really simple way, would be to let users disable encryption of the password. Another possibility, is to let users specify a certificate to use for encryption.

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  9. I use the bell character for debugging as an audio watch signal (set some logical condition that returns the bell when true or place a bell character in a subroutine to see if it runs). Please add the 0x0007 code to the escape codes LinqPad recognizes.

    This code is silent in LinqPad but rings the bell in VS:
    Console.WriteLine("\a");

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  10. add a command to refresh snippets to save having to close and reopen LINQPad when editing snippets.

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  11. Ability to right click on the results area to do a screen capture (image) of the result(s) to be taken and sent to a predefined image hosting site.

    Then provide access the image URL in the clipboard in either raw html or in StackOverflow format.

    [Title Here](http://{Image Hosting Addy to image})

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  12. When writing queries against a Teradata ObjectContext, the Results, Lambda and IL views all work as expected, by the SQL view returns nothing. It'd be really handy to have this working, and shouldn't be too hard to implement as simple workarounds already exist. (Just cast a LINQ statement to ObjectQuery and call ToTraceString() on the result - http://developer.teradata.com/blog/dsakai/2010/11/retrieving-the-sql-generated-by-the-entity-provider-for-teradata)

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  13. When dragging column name from connection box into a SQL statement, don't highlight it. just put the cursor at the end + 1 space.

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  14. How about adding a Regular Expression evaluator. Something similar to the abandonware one created by Rad Systems

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  15. When constructing a ValueTuple, such as

    var vt = (ItemOne: "This is item 1.", ItemTwo: "This is item 2.");

    and then using the Dump extension method, the dumped output does not reflect the semantic property meanings implied when constructing the ValueTuple.

    It would be nice if instead of Item1 , Item2, etc if you dumped out the actual semantic property names used at instantiation.

    Thank you

    I am using v5.26.01 of LINQPad and v4.4.0 of System.ValueTuple via NuGet / Microsoft.

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  16. Add the possibility of manually installing the last Beta from the user interface.

    I install the Beta releases every single time. It would be nice to be able to install the Betas without going to the web site, etc.. manually initiated of course.

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  17. since LINQPad 4 is a .NET 4 version,
    imho,
    I'd like to name it LINQPad4.exe
    BUT it refuses to run.

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  18. I would like to be able to debug inspect each step of linq queries.

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  19. When creating a similar connection there is no option to change the name along with the other connection parameters. The new connection is created with the same name.

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  20. Add support for c# local ref vars in the watch window.

    For example given code like below

    void Main()
    
    {
    var sx = new st { i = 1 };
    ref var rx = ref sx;
    rx.i.Dump();
    }
    struct st { public int i; }

    Add support for the expression rx.i in the watch window

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