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  1. New Cache() extension - let it be parameters sensitive?

    The new Cache() extension is absolutely great feature. One caveat though is that it is not parameters sensitive and it might be misleading in some cases.

    A *very simplified* example:

    int userID = 7;
    Users.Where(u => u.UserID == userID).Cache().FirstOrDefault().Dump();

    When I run it - I get the expected user entity.

    Now, if I change userID to 8, and I forgot I used Cache(), I will still get the user with ID 7, and I might execute a wrong logic.

    To handle that - I use Cache(string) method with key which is combined by the relevant parameters for that query.

    Anyway…

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  2. Integrate with a code snippet site like Pastie

    It would be nice to send a linqpad query window to something like http://pastie.org/ so that it is easy to request assistance from others.

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  3. Digitally sign all EXE files - it make application white listing much easier for the enterprise

    Digitally sign all EXE files - it make application white listing much easier for the enterprise

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  4. It would be nice to be able to open a local XML file with File:\\c:\xmlfile.xml to query against. instead of requiring SQL or HTTP.

    I have a program that needs to parse a local XML file on the filesystem. It seems LINQPad doesnt like it when I try to add a local file reference as my source. It whines "Expected an absolute, well formed http URL without a query or fragment.
    Parameter name: serviceRoot"

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  5. Output JSON Format Data

    Output JSON Format Data

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  6. Generate LINQ2SQL classes

    It would be handy if LINQPad could assist in quickly generate LINQ2SQL classes for a database a la SQLmetal.

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  7. Name User License for Linqpad

    Name User License so I log on for use software with same attual restriction (6 user for license activated). So I can use the software without active/deactive but limit of connection for user

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  8. Support for temporary databases (SQL Server / SQlite)

    When testing out SQL scripts, it would be nice if LINQPad could create a temporary database for me, and drop it after execution. For instance, if I pick the SQLite database provider, a new SQLite file would just be created in the temp folder on the machine, my SQL executed against it, and the file deleted (or simply left for normal cleanup).

    This would work wonders for experimentation for things like Stack Overflow answers and similar, since I then normally want to start from scratch and include all tables and data in the script itself, rather than work with an…

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  9. BUG: Virtual nav prop in child entity (TPT) is eager loaded and causes MARS error

    I'm writing some sample code for a class using AdventureWorks 2012. I created POCO's for the Person.BusinessEntity and Person.Person tables setup for TPT inheritance. The Person entity has a nav prop for phone numbers to the PersonPhone entity. When I run this in a C# program, it works perfectly. I've verified with DbContext.Entry(...).Collection(...).IsLoaded that the nav prop is not being eager loaded. When I access it in a LINQPad query (eg from person in Persons) it crashes with a MARS error. I have sample code.

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  10. Improve UI and Intellisense Performance - MyQueries on Slow Network Folder / Share

    I put MyQueries on a network document drive to share on multiple servers and VMs. Unfortunately my company puts this on slow yet economical storage.

    For some reason this makes LinqPad's UI dreadfully slow. Can this be improved?

    I moved the scripts back to a local folder and it works fine but it would be nice to go back to the network folder.

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  11. Add a link to the app in programs menu on install

    I was a little surpursed when i installed the app that it was not in the program list. Granted it is small and i typically use the autocomplete to find and launch apps but it does make me question future maintenance, uninstall and clean up issues.

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  13. vi Emulator - Escape insert mode when autocomplete pop-up is visible

    Exit insert mode when autocomplete pop-up is visible. Currently, escape just exits the pop-up and not insert mode.

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  14. Set Default Zoom

    I thought earlier version of LinqPad allowed for setting the default font size, and has removed it in light of allowing use to zoom in. While it would be nice to allow both options actually, the default font size, and/or the default zoom. Also it seem the result in the Dump() don't pick up the font size in the query window. Might assert if one need to zoom the font to see the query, 99.999+% (or more) we will need to zoom the results from the dump as well? :)

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  15. DumpIf

    Dump if predicate is true

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  16. Make code snippets consistent with Visual Studio

    Make code snippets consistent with Visual Studio

    For example C# 'prop' snippet

    Visual Studio:

    public int MyProperty { get; set; }

    LINQPad:

    public object Foo { get; set; }

    int or object is discussable but MyProperty is so much more recognizable than Foo.
    For consistency just stick with Visual Studio definitions (which means int here).

    Using different content for the snippets is confusing when accustomed to Visual Studio.

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  17. Fix for "Error 2714" when running the "But I don't have NORTHWND!" Sample query.

    To fix "Error 2714" when running the "But I don't have NORTHWND!" Sample query, replace the text "Add connection" with 'Add connection' in the comment-section of that query (ie. Replace the double quotes with single quotes).

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  18. Localize the application (French, German, Spanish)

    Is it possible to localize the application (French, German, Spanish).

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  19. Tree view for queries with groups

    In support of Tabs, it would be useful to have a treeview of queries, not saved ones but current ones, the current tab version is successful only to a point. I regularly have about 30 tabs up in a sequence of tests I run.
    Also the ability to name the queries in Tab view (but not save) would be a powerful thing.

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  20. When choosing a driver, list more extensions

    Start LINQPad, click Add connection

    Actual result:
    - useful drivers (LPX files) are listed.

    Exepected result:
    - include *more* drivers, eg
    https://github.com/dylanmei/linqpad-soap-driver

    Ideally, this would be more of a nuget style listing.

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