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  1. Provide more detailed documentation about how the Android Emulator works

    When I first installed the CTP, the VS Emulator for Android worked beautifully.

    However, after I experienced unrelated networking issues on my workstation (troubleshooting which required that I disable and reconfigure several of the virtual networking adapters), when I come back to work with the Android emulators, they aren't working correctly.

    In the Hyper-V Manager, I have been able to get the virtual machines actually working, fine, if I use the standard Hyper-V Connect interface, instead of the nice VS interface with all the cool Phone/Tablet tools hanging off it.

    I can't find, anywhere, documentation that explains how that VS…

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      2 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Android Emulator available standalone and not bundled with Visual Studio

      external user:
      I wish the @VisualStudio Android Emulator was available standalone and not bundled with VS2015 preview...

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        1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VS2015 Emulator for Android on Windows 10 upgrade

        Many bugs prevent operation of VS Emulator for Android.
        Mostly configuration and networking issues, and Hyper-V networking conflicts, cause launch to fail. Usually after OS Starting message that never completes.
        Switching between Hyper-V and non-Hyper-V OS required for using VS2015 emulator or Genymotion & VirtualBox emulation is complex enough, but when the Hyper-V configuration fails the situation is bad.

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          7 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Loopback address to host

          The emulator should be able to connect to it's host ip. At the moment it isn't possible to test an app which communicates with a web server on the host.

          The native (Google) android emulator enables access to the host by using the 10.0.2.2 IP address as a loopback to the host.

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            0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            These are the instructions for the emulator to connect to a local server:

            1. Have your server application listening on 169.254.80.
            2. Make sure any firewall you have enabled allows the server application to communicate in private networks (Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Firewall\Allowed apps).
            3. The emulator should be able to reach the server at this point.

            Note that the network simulation feature doesn’t apply to connections back to the host.

            Ed Munoz
            Software Engineer
            Visual Studio Emulator for Android

          • Support for more API levels in Android Emulator (e.g. JellyBean 4.1)

            Visual Studio Android Emulator is great, but it only supports Lollipop (5.0+).

            Lots of devices out there still use older versions of Android, e.g. 4.3.

            Please add more downloadable images to the emulator or allow to create them - like AVD does.

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              4 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support Android API Level 23

              Please add support for Android API Level 23

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                3 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for Android Lollipop (5.0 or 5.1)

                Being able to use a lollipop device to debug and an android application would be a great addition.

                Since using an emulator isn't supported on windows7 (because of the lack of hyper-v) it would be great to be able to debug on the latest android OS.

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                  0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi,

                  This suggestion is now complete! The Visual Studio Emulator for Android supports Lollipop debug targets starting with Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2015/02/23/visual-studio-2015-ctp-6-and-team-foundation-server-2015-ctp-released.aspx

                  For more information, please, read: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/02/23/the-visual-studio-emulator-for-android-in-vs2015-ctp6.aspx

                  If you have any feedback or questions for us, please, reach out using:
                  Send-a-Smile (Visual Studio feedback tool)
                  https://twitter.com/@vsandroidEmu
                  vsddfeed@microsoft.com
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                  Thanks for sharing this suggestion with us and for using Visual Studio!

                  Maria Ghiondea
                  Visual Studio Diagnostics

                • Build and Debug Android OS with Visual Studio and Android Emulator

                  Ability to build and debug android OS with Visual Studio and new Android Emulator

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                    0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Android Emulator should support HTTP proxy configuration to allow network monitoring using Fiddler.

                    Network proxy setting is not exposed in the emulator so that one can easily specify local proxy for quick network monitoring via Fiddler or some other tool.

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                      1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow touch to be used in the emulator

                      Pass through multitouch input from Windows to the emulator (i.e. allow so that performing touch and gestures on the PC will perform the appropriate actions in the emulator.

                      The Windows Phone emulator has this behavior, so hopefully it's in the pipeline!

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                        0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi,

                        This suggestion is now complete! The Visual Studio Emulator for Android supports multi-touch input simulation starting with Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2015/02/23/visual-studio-2015-ctp-6-and-team-foundation-server-2015-ctp-released.aspx

                        For more information, please, read: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/02/23/the-visual-studio-emulator-for-android-in-vs2015-ctp6.aspx

                        If you have any feedback or questions for us, please, reach out using:
                        Send-a-Smile (Visual Studio feedback tool)
                        https://twitter.com/@vsandroidEmu
                        vsddfeed@microsoft.com
                        commenting on the blog post

                        If you would like to follow news about the Visual Studio Android Emulator, please subscribe to our blog or to our twitter account.

                        Thanks for sharing this suggestion with us and for using Visual Studio!

                        Maria Ghiondea
                        Visual Studio Diagnostics

                      • Add support for OpenGL 2

                        Part of this was split to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/7108382-add-support-for-google-play-services
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                        Hi,

                        I know both of these are currently listed as limitations - however I just wanted to add my support for adding in both of these features.

                        My app (and a few other devs that I know) have apps that use push notifications with Google Cloud Messaging and Google Maps (which needs Open GL 2). The emulator is currently miles ahead performance wise vs the regular Android emus, but these two limitations are preventing me from using it for certain development scenarios.

                        Thanks,
                        Tommy

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                          0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi,

                          This suggestion is now complete! The Visual Studio Emulator for Android has OpenGL ES support starting with Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2015/02/23/visual-studio-2015-ctp-6-and-team-foundation-server-2015-ctp-released.aspx

                          For more information, please, read: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/02/23/the-visual-studio-emulator-for-android-in-vs2015-ctp6.aspx

                          If you have any feedback or questions for us, please, reach out using:
                          Send-a-Smile (Visual Studio feedback tool)
                          https://twitter.com/@vsandroidEmu
                          vsddfeed@microsoft.com
                          commenting on the blog post

                          If you would like to follow news about the Visual Studio Android Emulator, please subscribe to our blog or to our twitter account.

                          Thanks for sharing this suggestion with us and for using Visual Studio!

                          Maria Ghiondea
                          Visual Studio Diagnostics

                        • change the product requirements on the product page

                          Please change the system requirements on the product page (https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/visual-studio-2015-system-requirements-vs#1)

                          They fail to mention that the Android Emulator requires Hyper-V, which requires Windows Professional Ed

                          I'm now out of pocket because I purchased Win 10 Home (yes, purchased. Windows XP doesn't qualify for the free upgrade).

                          Windows 10 Home won't support the Android Emulator feature of VS2015.

                          Your support staff are unable to assist, and I'm unable to get a refund from the retailer.

                          So, yeah.. that's awesome.

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