I thought to make serie of posts about tools I use daily, and can't imagine life without.
And I start with my very favourite - LINQPad.
So often there is a code snippet we just want to try, and starting all the hussle with opening Visual Studio, creating project, etc etc... uff, it is just too much. Life should be easy - write & run!
And that is exactly what LINQPad allowes me to do.
So start LINQPad - and you get a window to write your code:
Select a C# statement, and - write your code. In this particular example I query for build definitions, and if I press Run, it will show me the result in nice format:
Of course, there are dlls I need to reference. To add references required by your code - right click on the code field and choose Query Properties.
And look - there is even NuGet there.
Best news ever - you can get it for free. If you would like to have code autocompletion - it will cost you some, otherwise - totally free of charge.
I have to add that LINQPad can do much more than what I mostly use it for, so - try it and I am 100% sure you will love it.
Official site, download and examples here: http://www.linqpad.net/