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LINQPad mention

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

Hello. I just want to bring attention to the free application/tool LINQPad. It is fantastic for testing C# and VB (even F#!) expressions and statements, LINQ, etc., - even (sort-of) complete programs.

There is no auto-completion unless you upgrade to the paid version.

[This has been mentioned before in different posts but not for a while.]

We can even run SQL statements from it - WOW!

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Re: LINQPad mention

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Apparently this thread got moved while I was trying to post to it, so here's a second try.

That being said, I love LINQPad. I use it all the time. It's not just for LINQ to SQL though, you can work through XML files as well, or even no datasource at all if you just want to experiment with LINQ (using stuff like Enumerable.Range or Enumerable.Repeat).
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Re: LINQPad mention

Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

If anyone is exploring this then you can send output, and get input, and clear the Results window with the following:

"The Dump extension method".Dump("This is a Heading");
Console.WriteLine("Like a console..");
Debug.WriteLine("..was the Immediate Window");

string sTest = Console.ReadLine();
Console.WriteLine(sTest);
// clear the Results window
//Util.ClearResults();


http://stackoverflow...tension-methods

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Re: LINQPad mention

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

Love using LINQPad. Works extremely well as a scratchpad to play around with small pieces of code. Doesn't even have to be do to with LINQ, you can play around with pretty much everything (although I suppose LINQ is the main usage when playing around with it).

Would definitely recommend any .Net developers out there to give the free version a go.
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