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  1. 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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    • DumpIf

      Dump if predicate is true

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      • 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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        • 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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          • Localize the application (French, German, Spanish)

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

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            • 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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              • 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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                • Support disabling code folding

                  Code folding is neat and all, but to some users it is just an annoyance. Please allow us to disable it.

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                  • Add Connections using Data Context from a NuGet Package

                    It would be great to be able to package up custom DbContext assemblies and app.configs (e.g. dev, uat, prod) in a NuGet package then reference the package from the "Add Connection" dialog.

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                    • Add XML Documentation Helper

                      Add a helper to the editor so that when /// is typed on the line before a property or method, the summary and param blocks are added similar to how it works in Visual Studio per this article:

                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/ide/reference/generate-xml-documentation-comments?view=vs-2017

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                      Enable intellisense for /// < to template the common options:

                      /// <summary
                      /// <param
                      /// <returns
                      /// <see

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                      • Object count when a reactive source is dumped

                        When dumping an IEnumerable<T> source, LINQPad also displays the count of items or count of initial items if the number of items exceeds a defined limit. It would be nice to a count (updated live while subscribed) when IObservable<T> sources are dumped.

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                        • Reorder the parameters when using F1 key to search for documentation

                          The ability to search the documentation via google by pressing the F1 key is great, however the order of the terms is a bit different than titles in the MSDN docs.

                          For example, pressing F1 on the someType.Namespace queries the google for:

                          System Type.Namespace property

                          which doesn't yield expected results, however:

                          Type.Namespace property System

                          does. Should take less time to fix than it took me to write this :)

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                          • Allow selection on save prompt dialog when closing LINQPad

                            When closing LINQPad with unsaved changes in open queries a dialog is displayed asking "Save changes to the following queries?".

                            There may be several queries open that the user does wish to save along with one or more they do not wish to save. Currently one must cancel the dialog, then close each unwanted query and dismiss its prompt to save, before requesting to close once again and confirming that you wish to save the listed queries.

                            It would be more convenient if the list on the prompt dialog was selectable, either as a checked list or a multi-select list,…

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                            • cursor line

                              Display the cursor line and column in window footer like VS, PowerShell ISE, SQL Developer, Notepad++ and other applications

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                              • Improve Util.GetPassword to manage local passwords and other data

                                It should be useful to rename the method to Util.SaveData and add a description to better explain what is the saved value, not only the key.

                                And add an overload to save data linked with a LINQPad user to allow to have different values for the same key to export and import the passwords to other machines across the team.

                                I've created a script to export/import the password using an encrypted .ZIP file.

                                Thank you!

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                                • Support plural table names => singular entity types

                                  When I have a "Customers" table, please support having "Customer" entities.

                                  At the moment, I have the "Customers"-table in the tree view with a "Customers" entity data type, which is bad.

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                                  • Set Open In Excel name to Grid Title from Dump

                                    When you use Open in Excel on a grid, the Excel (html) file that is opened is named after the query name, but should be named after the Grid title from the Dump command that created the Grid, if one exists.

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                                    • Maintain a list of most recently used assemblies

                                      There are a few assemblies I often use in LinqPad queries, that are not in the GAC or on Nuget. Every time, I have to browse to their location to find them (e.g. Windows.winmd to use WinRT APIs). It would be nice if there was a "recently used" list in the "Additional references" tab

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                                      • line numbers when editing Stored Proc (beta 4.37.11 has it for queries)

                                        Line numbers are present in a beta release , but only for new Query windows and not when viewing/editing Stored Procs in a DB.

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