Bug 6995 - Sometimes can not start emulator from the emulator dialog
Summary: Sometimes can not start emulator from the emulator dialog
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Android Add-in ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other Other
: High normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Greg Munn
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-07 13:28 UTC by Imgen Tata
Modified: 2014-10-27 10:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Imgen Tata 2012-09-07 13:28:28 UTC
Description of Problem:
When  debugging, if there is no emulator running, a dialog is popped up for choosing emulator, but when click "Start Emulator" button, sometimes the emulator can not be started directly. 
Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Make sure no emulator is running. Making some change to a emulator using AVD Manager
2. Do debug.

Actual Results:
More than often, the emulator can not be started directly from the "Select Device" dialog. Instead, it has to be started from AVD manager but the name of the emulator is not recognized by MonoDevelop. When click "Start Emulator" With no error message or whatsoever, just fail silently which is very confusing.

Expected Results:
The emulator starts successfully

How often does this happen? 

Additional Information:
MonoDevelop, MFA 4.2.5 Beta
Comment 1 Imgen Tata 2012-09-07 13:29:24 UTC
It seems that there are quite some bugs with MFA giving the feeling that the product is not polished enough and the usability of it are not particularly good.
Comment 2 Greg Munn 2014-10-27 09:59:07 UTC
Hi Imgen,

can you give me some more information about which version of Xamarin Studio you are running? You posted something above, but I don't quite understand - it looks like you said MonoDevelop ? Can you copy the details from About Xamarin Studio | Details and add them here please.

Also, what platform are you running on?

Comment 3 Imgen Tata 2014-10-27 10:11:04 UTC
Woo, it's been a long time. 2 years. You guys are certainly taking your time. As for your question, I don't know, and I don't care anymore since I don't use the Google emulator anymore. I use your Xamarin Android Player, or simply Genymotin. I have to admit, so far, Genymotion still has the edge.
Comment 4 Greg Munn 2014-10-27 10:28:16 UTC
Sorry about that, I'm fairly new to Xamarin and the bug was just assigned to me today. I didn't check the original date, I thought you were using a really only version somehow :)

I hope that you're having success with Android Player.

Good luck!