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

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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    Jason GaylordJason Gaylord shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    JeanJean shared a merged idea: Windows Phone - Online Emulators  ·   · 
    SebastianSebastian shared a merged idea: Windows Phone Emulator - Run on Remote Host  ·   · 

    Thank you for the feedback. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update (build 1607 / 14393) has included support for nested virtualization. (You can find more information here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/virtualization/hyperv_on_windows/user_guide/nesting). We are in process of enhancing the Windows emulators to work well in this nested environment.

    Paul Chapman
    Visual Studio Program Manager

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      • JeanJean 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.

      • SebastianSebastian 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 AndersonShawn 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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