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  1. 18 votes
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  2. In the Add Connection pane, one should be able to add a connection which allows you to browse to an Xml File (or any file that has an Xml File structure even) and thereby be able to use Linq to Xml to query from that Xml File.

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  3. When dumping images to the output window, sometimes it would be nice to specify the maximum display size for the image, so that a large image doesn't fill up the entire results window causing much scrolling to get to anything below.

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  4. A few issues with a modal dialog:


    1. If one wishes to undo a replace operation they must close the dialog, undo, then reopen it.


    2. If the user has the cursor in an undesirable position for starting a search, they must close the dialog, correct it, then reopen.


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  5. It would be nice to be able to connect to and query CosmosDb using the Linq to DocumentDb SQL API

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  6. In the results panel, it would be useful to display the number of records returned by the query.

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  7. It is very annoying to have to reposition the query/results splitter for every new query. Can you make it persist to wherever it was last positioned?

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  8. 17 votes
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  9. I'd love the default .Dump() for System.Drawing.Color (and any other colour related things like the ConsoleColor enum) to include a cell in the result output which contains their actual colour so that I can see it. LINQPad is so good for exploratory programming, dumping things out just to see what the result is, and this would improve it immensely for colours.

    Below is the extension function I wrote to achieve this for if anyone is interested. I would just love to see this in the main build by default.

    ///<summary>Custom formatter when dumping a <see cref="Color"/> which adds a row
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  10. It would be useful if the results pane could be detatched into a separate window for easier viewing.

    Since LINQPad now supports Programs as well Statements, the ability to make the most of screen real estate becomes more pertinent.

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  11. PLEASE stop the app from taking focus, when a query completes. I often launch a query and move onto other tasks. However, when LINQPad completes a query execution, the app automatically resumes focus .. including the cursor / keyboard where I might have been (for example) authoring an email. MOST FRUSTRATING!

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  12. 16 votes
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  13. SQL auto completion

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  14. If a special file in the same folder as the opened .linq-file exists (for example "_Extensions.linq"), it should be loaded and executed before the query executes. Extension: Search the parent directories too for this file.

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  15. This great product offers support for so many database types, but the major one lacking is IBM DB2. You can do this through EF, but you will not be able to see the SQL that your linq queries generate.

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  16. I would like the to be able to see triggers that are on tables. In the same way that I can look at the definitions of SPs and functions.

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  17. I clicked a link in the connection dialog to the IQ toolkit and it launched IE. I suggest you use the default system browser.

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  18. "Copy selection" works fine but often I need to copy also the header of the grid. SSMS has a similar option named "Copy with header".

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  19. It is helpful for me to see at a glance if the process I am using is elevated or not - as by default they are not. Here is some sample code I tested in LINQPad to test it under my Win7 environment:

    // using System.Security.Principal
    WindowsIdentity user = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent();
    WindowsPrincipal principal = new WindowsPrincipal(user);
    principal.IsInRole(WindowsBuiltInRole.Administrator).Dump();

    Discussion point: I don't know if any automation tools look for a title bar named LINQPad 4 - but changing it could introduce a breaking change for those folks. I imagine that changed from older versions (though I can't remember honestly). Maybe have it…

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  20. When querying a table with a large number of columns, navigation properties are not appended to the table.

    In particular, Table A I'm querying has 41 columns and does not produce the navigation properties.

    Table B with 29 columns does produce the navigation properties.

    We have a 1:Many (one table B for many table A). The link from TableB -> TableA does show, and it's not an issue with foreign keys, I suspect it's a hard limit we've crossed excluding the properties from generating

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