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How to: Launch the Device Emulator in Visual Studio 

The Device Emulator can serve as a substitute for a physical device during much of the development cycle of a smart device project. The Device Emulator supports many options, such as specifying RAM size, but not all SDKs support all options. Check your SDK documentation for details.

For more information, launch the Device Emulator and click Help.

To launch the Device Emulator using the Connect to Device dialog box

  1. On the Visual Studio Tools menu, click Connect to Device.

  2. In the Connect to Device dialog box, select an emulator from the Devices box, and then click Connect.

To launch the Device Emulator using the Device Emulator Manager

  1. On the Visual Studio Tools menu, click Device Emulator Manager.

  2. In the Device Emulator Manager window, right-click the emulator you want to launch.

  3. On the shortcut menu, click Connect.

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