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  3. 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…

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Util.Dif is awesome :)
    It would be nice to do something like
    var dif = Util.Dif(o1, o2);
    if (dif.IsDifferent)
    {
    dif.Result.Dump();
    }

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  8. In SQL Management Studio, you can use expressions like

    DECLARE @FirstName NVARCHAR(max)='<Enter FirstName,nvarchar(max),John>';
    DECLARE @LastName NVARCHAR(max)='<Enter LastName,nvarchar(max),Doe>';

    in a *.SQL file. When you press Ctrl+Shift+M, then you are prompted to enter the parameters in one single dialog (in this case it shows "Enter FirstName", and "Enter LastName" displays default values "John" and "Doe", both of type nvarchar(max))

    This is quite useful to have some quickly generated macros at hand, and maybe the idea could be supported in C# for Linq Expressions as well ...

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  9. Some settings which are currently global (in Edit > Preferences) should be moved to Query Properties. For instance:

    Query tab:

    • Compile with/without /optimize+
    • Use Roslyn prototype assemblies

    Advanced tab:

    • Compile VB queries in strict mode
    • Do not shadow assembly references
    • Run queries in MTA threads
    • Use MARS with database connections
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  10. 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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  11. My suggestion is to add an optional expandable text input pane where any string could be written. This pane would be visible when choosing C# Program (or VB / F# Program) in the language drop down. The program template would then feature a Main(string arg) where the input would be fed.

    Many times I find myself pasting json, xml, csv, tsv data etc into the programming pane of linqpad. Afterwards I have to put the text into a string variable and replace quoute characters and other special chars to make it compile. Sometimes I instead write the text into a…

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  12. Yes, we can add a new folder via save dialog but it will save time

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  14. 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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  15. Lately, it seems every time I open the application, I get a message that a new version has been downloaded, do I want to restart LinqPad. Give me a configuration option where I can say, auto restart Linqpad when new version downloaded on start.

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  16. Similar to the great new Shelve feature and combined with Named tabs I would like to be able to save my open tabs and give that group of tabs a name and be able to re-open them together. When working on projects I often have several related tabs open and when I go back to work on that project again, I often want all the same tabs so it would be great to be able to reopen all at once. A file that just opens other .linq files into their own tabs.

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  17. In the left hand window (where add connection... is), it would be great allowing to structure the connections in "sub folders" - I have already 38 connections searching all the time for the right one.

    Or at least, a way to move them up or down so I have the most important ones at the top.

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  18. I would like to be able to initialize a LINQPad SelectBox (MultiSelect) by specifying the indexes to be selected initially. Could we get SelectBox.SetSelectedIndexes( int[] indices ) and SelectBox.MergeSelectedIndexes( int[] indices ) methods?

    I think to understand this will require some JavaScript coding. Please refer to my sample below:

    private string _mergeSelectedIndexesScript = @"function mergeSelectedIndexes(id, indices) {
    var select = document.getElementById(id);
    var options = select && select.options;
    var opt;
    var found;
    for (var i=0, iLen=options.length; i<iLen; i++) {
    opt = options[i];
    found = false;
    for (var j=0, jLen=indices.length; j<jLen; j++) {
    if (indices[j]== i) {
    opt.selected = true;
    break;
    }…

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