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  1. Please speed up the My Queries 'Go To' (search). I have about 0.5 GB of snippets and I need the search to be faster (maybe run it in parallel. The speed needs to be improved especially when searching content. LINQPad is amazing BTW!

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  2. Dynamically skippable tests are nice, but their status isn't reflected in the results. To support XUnit.SkippableFact (NUGET-package):

    Make the following changes in xunit:

    1. function RunTests - add:
      runner.OnTestSkipped = info => AddTestResult(info);

    2. class TestResultSummary - add:
      public bool Skipped() => _testInfo is Xunit.Runners.TestSkippedInfo;

    3. TestResultSummary / public object Status - add:
      _testInfo is Xunit.Runners.TestSkippedInfo ? Util.WithStyle ("Skipped", "color:orange") :

    To test it:

    [SkippableFact]
    void Test_Xunit3()
    {
    Skip.If(true, "skipping");
    Assert.True(1 + 1 == 2);
    }

    [SkippableTheory]
    [InlineData(1)]
    [InlineData(2)]
    void Test_Xunit4(int x)
    {
    Skip.If(x==2, "skipping");
    Assert.True(1 + 1 == 2);
    }

    Note: Those changes will also work with the plain XUnit. So adding…

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    1. Open the context menu when a tab is right clicked, even if it is not the current tab.

    2. Have a close tab button (visual studio style X) on each tab.

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  3. Example:
    public AttributeValue(Position start, Position end, string rawValue, /QuoteKind quoteKind,/ bool expression)

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  4. While working on code I really missing the way to raise current row one position up and down by shortcut. The simplest and well known shortcut for that is alt-arrow-up and alt-arrow-down.

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  5. ... so we can fix the things that annoy us ourselves. I'm tired of seeing the same annoyances year after year, unfixed

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  6. Now you can only find and replace in the current document, but it would be useful to search in all opened scripts.

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  7. I use LINQPad like any other code environment. As such I need to keep code repositories segregated. It would be helpful to be able to jump from one folder to the next without have to reconfigure LINQPad My Queries location. Am guessing there would be quite a challenge to the Search My Queries functionality... I would not expect the search to also search these "subfolders".

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  8. The keyboard shortcuts page (Help -> Keyboard/Mouse Shortcuts) is always black text on a white background.

    Since the page is just HTML (%LocalAppData%/Temp/LINQPad6/KeyboardShortcuts.html), supporting dark mode should just require a bit of CSS. I tried the following and it matches LINQPad's dark mode reasonably well, feel free to copy it as-is:

    @media (prefers-color-scheme:dark) {
    body { background-color: #1E1E1E; color: #DDDDDD; }
    em { background: #4C4C00;}
    }

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  9. Add the ability to copy (Ctrl+Drag) and move (Drag) .LINQ files within the MyQueries tab across folders via drag and drop. Currently, to move a file, one must open the file, use "Save As," and then delete the original.

    I know I can use File Explorer to do this, but it would be nice if it could be done right there in the MyQueries tree.

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  11. While LINQPad Version 6 was released in 2019, if you do a google search on "linqpad version 6 video", it shows all but one of the tutorial videos were produced before 2019. Only one was produced in 2020, and it focuses solely on databases.

    Instead, I want a tutorial video that includes the new version 6 hooks into visual studio. For example, the Rainer Stropek YouTube video "C# LINQ - Part 2- Basic LINQ Queries" has a nice elaborate visual studio Enumerable example with a JSON file. Under LINQPad 6, I'd like a video tutorial that shows how to load…

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  12. The intellisense dropdown uses the standard ListBox which calls SendMessage to the native listbox instance once for each new intellisense item. For many items, this can be incredibly slow.

    However, it seems that listbox supports pre-allocation for memory when a large number of items will be added:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/controls/lb-initstorage

    Making direct use of this API would enable performance improvements when a large number of intellisense items (up to 32k) are present - on my machine (32 core), a few thousand results in 10-30 seconds of delay every time a new intellisense dropdown opens, which is almost completely unusable. This fix could…

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  13. Minor suggestions or options,
    1: restart button (Execute, Break, Cancel, Restart) & customizable shortcut for it.
    2: results pane growing results backwards, the newest line(s) on top of the pane, this would help debugging and testing hardware (IoT:s) a lot.
    I know, there is auto scroll option, but LIOT (last-in-on-top) would be nice.

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  14. If I want cross-execution (being able to F5, F5, F5) cache certain fetched web pages (only if they actually return a 200ish result). I can't make use of the existing very helpful cache method options.
    I don't want a failed attempt to be cached, and I want to be able to cache all
    successes.

    I'd like it if we could have the following signature off the existing Util class T CacheIf<T>(string key, Func<T> f, Func<T,bool> predicate, byref<bool> fromCache) also very useful IsCached(string key).

    A work around would be to litter the code with throws and try/catch.

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  15. Can we have an option to keep the dialog "Navigate to query" open.
    It usally takes a few tries before I find the query I am looking for and it would be great if I could tick a box to keep it open after I dbl clicked to see the query

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  16. I mostly use Linqpad from iPad, connected to my Windows laptop using MS Remote Desktop on iPad. (RD Client)

    I have a Ipad magic keyboard and works really well, but there are a few issues that is a bit enoying with LinqPad

    • There is no button in Linqpad for zooming the editor and it does not work using the keyboard. and as I use different zoom values on laptop and ipad this means I have to go to my laptop to change the zoom.

    • The ipad does not have F-keys so I need to remap these on windows and this…

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  17. When there are many tabs open, they overflow and one must use the arrow buttons to view the hidden ones, which is a tedious and time-consuming process.

    When the mouse is hovered the scroll bar, the mouse wheel should scroll through the visible tabs, just as the arrows do now.

    I use this feature very heavily in the programs that support it (e.g. Visual Studio, Sublime Text, Firefox, etc.), and it makes finding the tab I need a way faster and easier process than repeatedly clicking the left and right buttons until the desired tab comes into view. It would…

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  18. In most of the projects that I work on, we don't usually set DbSet<T> properties inside the DbContext and we rely on the IEntityTypeConfiguration<T> to set the names of the tables.

    It would be a great idea to support dynamic dbsets without the need for setting the dbset for each entity that I need to use in LINQPad

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  19. This would allow to start LinqPAD in a specific working directory and allow a script to do some work in there.

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