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  1. Is it possible to use linqpad 5 with odata driver using metadata stored on a local file ?

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  2. Currently, it is very hard to find references on the "Additional References" and "Additional Namespace Imports" tabs when in the Query Properties window. This is harder when using LINQPad with enterprise applications that require a lot of references and using statements.

    keep up the good work!

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  3. Every time I add a new connection I uncheck the "Pluralize EntitySet and Table properties" and "Capitalize property names" check boxes. I would love it if there was a way to specify a set of default values for the connection.

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  4. It would be nice if we could use regions in statement mode.

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  5. It would be really awesome if we could set custom font size for the the result window.

    I know there is option to increase/decrease fonts, but it would be great if I could simply set the size/font that works for me and not have to change it manually for each Result window.

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  6. When I query and get Data Grid results back, the columns always come out fairly narrow. I have to then click on each column to read it. The Data Grid controller allows you to expand all columns so that all data is visible in each. This would be helpful to have

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  7. I would love to be able to make lprun open a results window to dump too (identical to the one in linqpad.exe). Perhaps something like lprun "myscript.linq" -format:interactive or something.

    I write a fair number of scripts that dump a whole lot of information and also provide hyperlinqs for taking certain actions based on that information. Like validating a file and providing clickable fixes for any issues.

    It's not hard to just open up LINQPad and run the script, but it'd be great to be able to run a task in my text editor that runs a LINQPad script and…

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  8. I love this and would love for it to be accessible on my Android device.

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  9. A HTML Browser/Editor will be welcome to make simple pages for documentation and other funcionality...
    Show page in full query window in browser mode and supply a button to enter edit mode (top pane for visual edit/dump pane for html edit)... a direct HTML edit mode can be edited in lower pane (Dump panel)...

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  10. at least don't hide it just because the visible lines (of a larger script) don't need horizontal scrolling. Because dynamically hiding/showing it adjusts the vertical height of the vertical scrollbar which in turn makes tracking the scrollbar thumb using the mouse I-M-P-O-S-S-I-B-L-E !!!

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  11. When collection contains more items than the limit in the rich text mode the header says "First n rows". If the object implements ICollection or IReadOnlyCollection it would be nice to show "First n rows of {dumpedObject.Count}"

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  12. If pulling a nuget package into a query, Linqpad seems to use -DependencyVersion Lowest. This works fine, if the package dependencies are maintained properly, but often it fails.

    If the public interface of the referenced package changes, but the package dependencies are not adjusted after an update, the package cannot be loaded in Linqpad.

    An example is the Splat dependency of the ReactuveUi package.

    It would be great to be able to set the DependencyVersion or update the referenced dlls.

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  13. It is time to move to the next level: cross-server or cross-domain queries, for a truly great orchestration experience.

    I have experimented with this and it's working nicely:

    dynamic odata = Activator.CreateInstance(Type.GetType("LINQPad.User.DemoService, odata", true), new Uri("https://services.odata.org/V3/OData/OData.svc/"));
    ((object)odata.Persons).Dump();
    dynamic a = Activator.CreateInstance(Type.GetType("LINQPad.User.TypedDataContext, a", true));
    ((object)a.Persons).Dump();
    dynamic db = Activator.CreateInstance(Type.GetType("LINQPad.User.TypedDataContext, db", true));
    ((object)db.Products).Dump();

    I'm specifically referring to this line in the FAQ (https://www.linqpad.net/FAQ.aspx):
    "The databases that you query must reside on the same server."

    That's a major limitation.

    Possible solutions:
    1. Unique data context class names in the LINQPad.User namespace.
    2. extern alias functionality?
    3. Uniquely nest all…

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  14. Util.WriteCsv method should output DateTime to millisecond accuracy.

    Ideally it should allow us to pass in callback / custom value formatter

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  15. The EF Core DbContext that supports the DbContextOptions<TContext> does not support any other configuration options -- just the connection string. I really need it to allow Lazy Loading supports and Detailed Errors.

    THANK YOU.

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  16. Click "add connection" there are 3 options "linq to sql", "WCF..." and "MS Datamarket...". None of these allow me to connect to SQL Server. Nothing in "view more drivers" looks like SQL Server either. My friend got it to work after a lot of time & effort, but doesn't remember how he did it. SQL Server is very popular. It should be easy to connect to it.

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  17. If a Dump(caption) method was called on an object, and later that object was hidden, the green Dump envelope with the caption stays visible.
    Also, DumpContainer cannot be easily hidden, I had to use Style="display:none".

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  18. So I have data executed and in the results window I would like to click on a single row or column and get the query that I would use to get to that position and use it in c# code.

    Would be good for quickly generating a query for C# code.

    I have used this in XMLspy to copy an xpath value to clipboard by just pointing at an XML element

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  19. Hi,
    In order to paste results in Gmail:
    Or 1. Export to excel and attach.
    Or 2. Export to Word, copy (as RTF), then paste in Gmail.

    Sometimes I just want to paste some small results to Gmail. It would be awesome if you let to copy the result in RTF (even by loosing some of the formatting).

    Thanks!

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  20. It would be easier to have a Schemaexplorer rather than going to the treeview and look for the desired table

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