How can we improve the Windows platform?

Expand emulator functionality with camera, email, state saving etc

Expand emulator functionality with:

- Camera shows WebCam if it is present on the PC. (will help a lot for screensahots)

- Let User Add email accounts, facebook account, on the Emulator to test.

- Save & restore Emulator state, to retreive all the settings, installed apps (isolated storage) and media library.

- Add Access to Media Library.

- Show Real screen size (based on DPI if screen is 4.3 to 3.6 inch)

- Throttle emulator to hardware specs of phone CPU + GPU.

- Throttle Network traffic to emulate 3g 4g wifi.

Post comments if you see some more features I'm missing...

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    PierrePierre shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The Windows Phone 8.1 emulator adds a number of the suggested items (network conditions, state storage, real screen sizes, etc.), so I’m marking this as completed.

    If you want to recreate a suggestion for the ones we didn’t add in 8.1, please create them as separate requests (or appropriately grouped) to help make responding to partial completes easier. :)

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      • phildaubphildaub commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I especially like the idea of throttling network to a 3g or maybe even a unstable edge connection with some data losses, to be able to test the app behavior in case of weak data connections.

      • DakodaDakoda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        allow emulation of vibration (think Live message nudging but not as violent.

      • LorendinLorendin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just to add one more:
        - Add lock screen (to test applications that run under the lock screen)

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