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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

    OR

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

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Make the "Production" flag configurable at a server level

    I often connect to databases individually on a Production server because of the way our security works. These connections are temporary and transient for security reasons.
    Rather than marking a connection as Production each time it would be helpful if I could configure the server as a Production server and then each time I connect to an individual database it is automatically marked as Production.
    Thanks!

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Option to skip generating SQL etc. when running long running queries?

    I'm guessing this would increase speed a lot?

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