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Application is installed on internal emulator storage even after selecting "Prefer External" from Android Manifest file.
Tested on Debug and release modes.
1.Create a sample Android app.
2.Navigate to the solution properties>Android Manifest and select "Prefer External" from the Intall location drop down.
3,Build and deploy application on an emulator that has an external storage available with sufficient space.
Application should be installed on external storage.
App is installed in internal storage.
I can confirm this behaviour, however I don't believe it's a bug.
Setting the install location to preferExternal is only a request of the operating system that the app may be installed on external storage. It is not a guarantee that the app *will* be installed on external storage.
Google's guide on App Install Location (https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/install-location.html) provides more information on the behaviour of the Install Location.