LINQPad Feature Suggestions

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  1. When calling Dump() on a typle with named elements, the output columns are "Item1", "Item2", etc. instead of the actual names.

    Example:

    var names = new List<(int Id, string First, string Last)>();

    ...

    Actual output:

    Item1 Item2 Item3
    1 Alice Cooper
    2 Bob Hope

    Expected / desired output:

    Id First Last
    1 Alice Cooper
    2 Bob Hope

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  2. Would you consider creating an online version of LINQPad? I'm learning LINQ and Rx and it would be nice to stay in the browser to try out the cool queries and examples I see online. .Net Fiddle does LINQ, but I'm sure it doesn't have the nice output options that LINQPad has.

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  3. It would be great if we could have Node.js as one of the selectable languages.

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  4. I use LINQPad on three different computers. It would be very helpful to be able to export the preferences and connections from one so they can be imported into another instance.

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  5. I know not everyone uses Resharper, but a lot of people do. It'd be really nice to have an option to map keyboard shortcuts for any of the new refactoring or navigation features to the standard resharper keys.

    I'd also like to see goto definition and goto declaration in the right click menu as I use these all the time (I believe VS2015 now has the equivalent of these anyway).

    I'm so tied to this product that I even find myself trying to use the shortcut keys in Word :)

    Thank You!

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  6. Having an access to data or implementing your own data provider, will make LinqPad an awesome tool for AutoCode Generation and Testing.
    I wrote my own MsSqlMetaData (Just and EF provider for system views, it's on NuGet) provider and currently generating a lot of code, but writing c# programs to generate code is not as easy as using text templates.

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  7. Need a standard toolbar to for quicker access to open, save, ...

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  8. A really nice feature would be an integration of LinqPad into Excel, a bit like Tsunami. I presume that it shouldn't be too difficult to implement with ExcelDna.

    What would be really nice is features like being able to run Linq query against excel ranges, and if possible (like in F#) having auto-complete with column names.

    LinqPad to excel (making functions available as udf in excel) is also nice but I think less useful.

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  9. allow F1 or Alt-F1 to bring up the table definition/schema, like in SSMS-> alt F1 brings up tons of information about the highlighted table. it would be nice to have a mechanism for jumping straight to the table info via keyboard shortcut if the table name is highlighted.

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  10. It would be awesome to be able to define along with every database connection some description, and custom color, which will then be shown in some corner in query designer.

    It is usefull to warn you when you are accessing development, test or production database (or any other depending on the message you provided with connection string).

    That way you can easily see, green means I'm good, red means extra carefull. Much safer than to accidentaly query the wrong database and alter the production data by accident.

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  12. The idea is to make it easy to develop reusbale plugins for LINQPad.

    For example: LINQPad could scan a folder (say "plugins") and compile all the scripts therein. These scripts could then be added to a MEF catalog and therefore made available to all LINQPad scriptlets.

    For example, if LINQPad were to support an interface ISettings which included a property called DataContext, it would be easy to add new DataContext providers

    interface ISettings
    {

      DataContext dataContext;
    

    }

    Then when LINQPad (or a script) needed to access the DataContext it would merely use the its DataContext property, with all the heavy…

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  13. It would be great if you keep an history the last x (10,20,...) of the results (especially the html, but also SQL would be nice), including the time it took, and the date-time of the execution.

    It could be very useful when comparing the results (both output data and time it took).

    Many thanks!

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  14. When exporting to excel table which has more lines value in one cell, linqpad splits the lines into separate cells and other "single line" values on the same row are merged into one. It would be nice to have multiline values also in one cell in excel.

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  15. I have been using LINQPad to deploy a few large strings directly into a database table, but I recently needed to get the full script of what was being generated so I could deploy in an environment without LINQPad. When I opened the SQL output pane, the declaration which held the variable containing my 9 KB string was limited to the first 1,000 characters. Is there somewhere I can configure LINQPad so it will not truncate the SQL output as shown below?

    -- Region Parameters
    DECLARE @p0 VarChar(1000) = 'CNV'
    DECLARE @p1 NVarChar(1) = N'declare @interfaceId int = 70;

    ...…

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  16. ...like SQL Server Management Studio for example, so I can look at multiple code snippets and/or result sets side-by-side together, and so I can organize related stuff together when I'm using LINQPad for multiple projects at once.

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  17. I've checked in my queries in TFS, it would be nice if LinqPad could checkout queries when i start editing them.

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  18. For people who end up having more than just a few connections, it would be very handy to be able to group connections by server (perhaps default to the server name but also allow the user to replace it with an alias).

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  20. Would've been really cool if you could edit and debug Cake build scripts in LINQPad.

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