Instead you want to simulate the sensor values easily and quickly in an emulator, e. While an emulator can help you with correctness issues, it will never perfectly emulate the performance characteristics of your code running on the actual devices that you want to test against. Another tip is to create a toolbar item for tasks like quick-launching the emulator manager or starting particular device profile. Which wouldn't be that tragic if Hyper-V wasn't involved. However, the Android emulator runs too slowly if hardware acceleration is not available on the computer that runs it. That being the case, you will have to download and install Visual Studio 2017 version 15. I'm not blaming Hyper-V being a bad product or anything, I blame the decision to put a true hypervisor aka Hyper-V on desktop and thus killing all the others.
If it appears for you then you can stop reading and get back to work! Otherwise, you may have to enable these requirements manually. If you have to configure the prerequisites manually, the steps and tools are the same steps described for the Windows Phone Emulator. Click on the button in the lower left corner to install the updates. Instead of getting rid of or modifying Hyper-V when it comes to emulators, Microsoft decided to start creating all sort of emulators based on Hyper-V instead. You can drastically improve the performance of the Android emulator by using special x86 virtual device images in conjunction with the virtualization features of your computer. When setup successfully configures the prerequisites, the emulator simply works as expected. I already use Hyper-V a lot for other purposes.
Then, in Android Studio, go to Run — Edit Configurations and select Show Device Chooser Dialog under Deployment Target Options. This configuration is not supported. Devices in the market have a diverse set of Android versions, screen sizes, and other hardware properties, making app testing an expensive headache. Troubleshooting For help with troubleshooting hardware acceleration issues, see the Android emulator guide. First please check the System Requirements for the Visual Studio Emulator for Android and make sure the Hyper-V and NetWork Requirement fit. After upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Pro the Hyper-V Administrators group is missing.
The only real fix that has worked is to do a fresh install of Windows which is not really feasible on a work machine. The way it works now it makes sense on servers, not on desktops. That target can be a device, or it can be one of many emulators that you may have running on your machine. Which is not bad from the technical point of view but it is certainly not a good option on a developer machine. It's the fact that you're using disparate virtualization applications, hyper-v just happens to be in the mix, and your own bias against Microsoft lends you to believe that it's Hyper-V causing problems when in fact it's just you. When you click Install, the installation process will begin. At the time this article was written, the current version was 27.
If not, it indicates that your system may be corrupted. We consider this a successful project that has come to a natural conclusion. I would greatly appreciate any insight you could offer or a possible solution that has worked for you with this emulator. It will never tell you about this. To run the Visual Studio Emulator for Android without a recurring prompt to elevate your rights, you have to be a member of the local Hyper-V Administrators group.
Preparing Hyper-V To run the Android emulator, you will need to install both Hyper-V and the Windows Hypervisor Platform. Verify that the emulator itself is connected to the internet. In the times when a mobile developer has to work with all sorts of different tools and software! The emulator complained about Hyper-V and turning it off per the instructions did not resolve the issue. For more information about requirements, see Microsoft Visual Studio now has options for Android development: C++, Cordova, and C with Xamarin. But even though I agree with you in just about everything, your last comment about Hyper-V is the one I would really, really like to support. So emulators are great and can be a key part in the edit-compile-debug cycle and we want to make sure that our emulator is best-in-class.
Deploy, test and debug Android apps with our fast, free, and best-of-breed Android emulator Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 includes an Android emulator that can be used as a target for debugging an Xamarin. It takes a few minutes, especially for the first launch. I know this is a known problem and I am just wondering if I can get an update from someone in the know about when if at all this will be fixed. In the Windows Features dialog, enable both Hyper-V and Windows Hypervisor Platform: After making these changes, reboot your computer. Recently, I am using Android Studio to develop an app, but Android emulator can not work. November 2014 , , An apparently great news is that Microsoft has been cooking up an. Just make sure before you start with the steps suggested by lotosbin you complete the following: Open an admin command prompt and enter the following; then restart the emulator.
Since then, Google has responded to developer feedback by increasing their investment in their tools. Note: After we released the Visual Studio Emulator for Android, Google updated their Android emulator to use hardware acceleration. Now, on your host machine, open PowerShell and run the following command. Requirements To run the emulator, the computer must meet the requirements to run Hyper-V. Debugging to the emulator is as simple as selecting one of our device profiles from the debug target dropdown and hitting the play button. You can set up Android Studio inside a Hyper-V virtual machine.