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Improve the Windows Phone emulators so that they can work within a Hyper-V instance

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I currently use Hyper-V for various development environments within my enterprise. One pain point I have building Windows Phone apps is the fact that the emulator uses Hyper-V. This creates an issue when I'm in a Hyper-V instance. There are workarounds as documented at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13148828/unable-to-create-the-virtual-machine, but I shouldn't have to follow a work around for what I would assume is a common scenario (common defined as more than 1% of developers not meaning majority).

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  • Jean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be nice to be able to select an online emulator (e.g. for computers with low power). I guess MS is able to emulate a windows phone app session quite easily, and optimisations are much higher than on a single computer.
    It would also allow to use many different ROMs as well as it takes a lot of disk space.

  • Sebastian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Make it possible, to select a remote host for running the Windows Phone Emulator, so you can develop phone apps inside a virtual machine.

  • Shawn Anderson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree 100% with this. More and more teams are moving all development to take place inside virtual machines. Being able to do mobile development inside a VM is key to help increase development in the mobile space.

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