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  1. When LINQPad hits a hard limit on output size, the query continues
    execution but no longer renders .Dump() output.
    The idea is to pause execution & add a 'clear output window' hyperlink to the "Limit of query" message to allow script to continue.

    This could be an option in case people dont want this behavior.

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  2. As it stands you need to define a style using Util.HtmlHead.AddStyles
    I would love to be able to say:
    new Button("Do Something", ...) { CssStyle = "margin-left: 5px;" };

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  3. I am a huge fan of the new ContinueButton().Dump().Wait approach found online

    however when using it for something that enumerates a large list, it would be really nice to be able to attach a keyboard event to it in the output window so i don't necessarily have to click to trigger it.

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  4. For LINQPad controls : add a ScrollIntoView() function. This would cause the query window to scroll to wherever it landed on the Dump() output.

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  5. The Results window gets cluttered as I debug my code, especially with the Dump results.

    Please provide a menu option to clear out the Results pane.

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  6. When the Explorer View is too narrow (i.e. removed to occupy as less screen space as it is possible), I cannot save the code by pressing Ctrl + S. My LINQPad version is 7.4.9 (X64) for Windows. Please see the screen recording that shows the issue:

    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Asp69p7IB51WkAFhnqj9vmUw72JS?e=2JvozE

    Can this be fixed in the next version?

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  7. Suggest Ctrl+Shift+PgUp/PgDn, as that seems a popular choice, both in browsers and Notepad++.

    Thanks.

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  8. There are some instances where I want to have more control of the HTML formatting in the results window. For example, I am testing generating some HTML emails and need a blank slate to see what it would look like. I would like the option to not have ANY of the default styles added to the results window. I can always copy the ones I need into the stylesheet editor. I hope this would be a simple feature to add :) A Util method to dump into a new Results window tab (like the data grid does) but with no…

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  9. In LinqPad we can use the +/- buttons in the UI to hide blocks of code; whole methods, ELSE blocks etc.

    I would love to see this extended to the following:

    1. New Lists. I don't always want to see all the new items added to a new list, so seeing just Options = new List<Thing> is fine rather than
    Options = new List<Thing>
    {
        new Thing(),
        new Thing(),
        .......
    }
    
    1. Property Initialization. Similarly, I don't always want to see all the properties that are set during an object's initialization. So seeing it collapsed to Person p = new() is fine…
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  10. Add right-click to connections pane to

    • Add folder
    • Sort by name (root level)
    • Sort All (root level then inside each folder)
    • Health Check - to see if any items at root level or in folders has lost connectivity
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  11. There are many times that I'm using Linqpad to investigate sparsely populate objects, such as from a database row with 5/100 columns having a non-null value.

    In these cases, my results pane is littered with uninteresting information.

    I propose a feature allowing me to exclude rendering dump output for properties having a null value. For example: https://imgur.com/a/nkHqn47

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  12. Since so many developers do async programming now, could you add an option for the default Main method of a C# Program to be "async Task Main()" instead of "void Main()"?

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  14. It would be helpful, if datatype of based table-column is visible in datagrid.

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  15. Provide a quick method to turn on Edit Data mode so that user can quickly edit data in the data grid, rather than raise a hand to click on the Edit Data button.

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  16. I wonder if you can build full extensions with compiler, Win Forms/UWP and multiplatform support for these languages into VS IDE - Java, Rust, Kotlin, Julia, R Language, Ruby, Golang, V Language, Clojure and Prolog

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  17. I love the charting functionality I LinqPad, it’s awesome!

    What else I would like to be able to do Is to add Activities to my application,

    perhaps it’s a multithreaded application and then be able to visualize how they are executed over time, like how a logic analyzer does it, like in this picture:

    http://www.ece.utep.edu/courses/web3376/Logic_Analyzer_files/droppedImage.jpg

    why? Because I want to visualize if my tasks/threads are running optimally ,or if I have some bad lock or threadpool issue somewhere.

    Similar to the Concurrency Analyzer https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/profiling/concurrency-visualizer?view=vs-2022

    So, what want be able to do:
    1. Add Activities in ny code, perhaps in different…

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  18. For every Linq file I create, I put a description on the top like

    /*
    Used to read data from xyc table and convert to and then save to ABC database
    */

    Love to see this info when I mouse over file names in "MyQuery" section.

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  19. Option to hard exit the query on finish.
    From my understanding there is no such option today.

    The only option is to exit the current query when a new one starts. Ex. "Util.NewProcess" or "Always use Fresh Process per Execution".

    The problem I get is that if I have a "unstoppable" background worker, this will still be running in the background until I start a new query.

    The workaround is to use a "try/finally" with a "Environment.Exit(0);" , however this seems hackish. Also tried "Util.KeepRunning" but that did not help.

    This is a big issue if more than one query…

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  20. If my file contains multiple loads

    load "filea.cs"

    load "fileb.cs"

    Then, if I jump to fileb.cs, then types from filea.cs should be available when viewing fileb.cs.
    This without adding #load statements to fileb.cs, of course. The viewing of fileb.cs should somehow be in context of myquery.linq.
    Allowing strongly typed intellisense edits and F5 still running the main method from myquery.linq.

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