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  1. 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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        • Ability to print charts and other Dump output

          Would be nice to be able to print out the Dump output, including the charts.

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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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                        • Always include codes outside of Main() into the selection in Program mode

                          When the code fragment is selected and then F5 is pressed, LINQPad runs only selected code. I think this feature is nice.
                          When I choose "C# Program" mode, of course I write some utility codes outside the Main() method.
                          However, when I select the fragment of code in the Main() and press F5, the build fails, since the definitions outside the Main() wasn't included as "compile target codes".

                          I think that the codes outside Main() method (in C# / VB Program mode) should be always included in compile targets to enable user-defined classes and methods,
                          even if the code fragment…

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                          • Turn off UnhandeledException handling in settings

                            It would be nice if we could be able to turn off the Dump of the Unhandeled exceptions, or Change the Default Handler from LINQPad on the 'AppDomain.CurrentDomain.UnhandledException'.

                            I have not found any way of turning this off without actually using reflection to fetch, and de-register the default, and then re-register my own implementation (it works, but it's buggy).

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                            • Add extra XY series to chart

                              Currently in the beta charting works really nice, except it is not possible to add an extra XY set, only a Y set can be added using .AddYSeries.

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                              • Only have one Ctrl+Shift+M shortcut

                                Ctrl+Shift+M was Copy for Markdown/StackOverflow, but a recent update has also made it Namespace Imports.

                                I'd like to keep it as Copy for Markdown/StackOverflow and change Namespace Imports.

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                                • Add optional parameter to Util.Cmd for defined exit codes

                                  Add optional parameter to Util.Cmd that will accept a parameter so alternate success exit codes can be defined. Currently only 0 is acceptable as a success, but some apps use alternate exit codes.

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                                  • null booleans

                                    When "Open in Excel" is executed on a null-able Boolean column, it is exported values are "cleared" or "selected"... it would be nice if we could export the values as "True", "False", and "Null"

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                                    • Option to skip generating SQL etc. when running long running queries?

                                      I'm guessing this would increase speed a lot?

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                                      • Better experience for __SOURCE_DIRECTORY__ in F#

                                        The FSharp compiler macro '__SOURCE_DIRECTORY__' doesn't seem to behave as expected in linqpad - specifically it points to a linqpad temporary execution directory, and not where the .linq file itself resides.

                                        This makes it problematic to use F# type providers within linqpad. Referring to data files relative to the script is pretty common, but the path supplied to a type provider has to be a compile-time literal - ie Util.CurrentQueryPath can't be used. Absolute paths obviously break across machines.

                                        Not sure if a fix even _is_ possible (I can't see anywhere on the F# compiler where you can control this…

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                                        • connect color of editor with current database

                                          If i work o X DB i have lightred, but i i work on Y DB i work on limegreen editor

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