LINQPad Feature Suggestions

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  1. I use LinqPad for deployment scripts, and it would be really useful to be able to write error messages to the console in Red. Currently ForegroundColor does not work.

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  3. We use Linqpad allot at work and it would be great if we could add a network share to the My Queries are, or even add a shortcut in Windows Explorer in the My Queries directory and have it load files from there.

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  5. I want to be able to debug using Linq and lambda expressions. I`m missing this very much in VS

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  6. Right within LINQPad, enable 1. Azure login; 2. Connect/browse Azure Queues and DocumentDB; and 3. Author Azure Function CSX scripts, test, publish, and repeat.

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  7. Just another export option or another mode/button near Output, Grid 1, λ, SQL, IL
    Would be really nice to have this possibility when I would need to copy some records from one DB to another via Remote Desktop connection

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  8. At the moment only ".linq" files are shown.

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  9. create support for mongodb so i can see the database in the tree format on the left pane

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  10. If I have open 4 tabs, then close LinqPad and restart it again, it would be nice to have the tab's open as it was before. Same behavior as notepad++

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  11. I am so used to the 'save on compile' option in Visual Studio, that I can't get into the habit of saving in Linqpad until I have finished or closing linqpad (and since Linqpad is so useful it never gets closed).

    This has resulted in me losing work several times.

    Would it be hard to add an option to save files to the temporary folder when a query is run.
    Don't need there is a need to attempt to recover the files, as I can go looking for them.

    Thanks

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  12. Allow the use of VSSettings to control the syntax highlighting colors.

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  13. Sometimes rather than viewing IL I want to see the exact assembly code the JIT produces on my computer. LINQPad is a perfect place for such a playground.

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  14. This will be handy when using LinqPad to bring back Simple data and will avoid using MS Word and Copy / Paste. I use LinqPad for bringing back the results of massive varchar fields because SSMS doesn't.

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  15. I would like a protection layer for production databases.
    It could be two factor push or simple password/pin.

    But something that allows me to have production databases without being afraid that i make a devestating mistake when not properly focused. Or that someone with bad intentions can wreck havoc.

    A simple password prompt on first access is enough and then a timeout after being inactive for a number of minutes.

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  16. Sometimes when cleaning up, adding and editing data by hand, there can be an advantage in copying the cells from a query to excel.

    When you're done editing, it would be nice to be able to paste the data back in, in the edit mode.

    This is possible in Sql Server Management Studio

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  17. It would be great if LINQPad could create classes from a JSON object in the clipboard (Just like the WebEssentials extension for VisualStudio can do)

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  18. One for server and the other for database. With many connections having only a single dropdown makes the list quite long and hard to navigate.

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  19. It would be great if there was an option for each NuGet package in the LinqPad NuGet manager that allows you to set a package to auto update when a new version of the package is released.

    We connect LinqPad to internal NuGet packages and the consumers of these packages should always be up to date with the latest versions of our internal packages.

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  20. I just found "export to CSV", but it was not very intuitive having to switch to grid view, when in big letters there is a Export button right next to the results. The inverse is also true, in grid view there is access to CSV, but not Ecel, Word, Html.

    Could you please add the shorcuts ?

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