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Save Windows Phone 8 Emulator State

Every time I run the emulator I have to enter the settings again and again, I'm working on app which use the contacts so every time I have to login with my account (actually more than one account to test) change some settings on the phone emulator, when done! voila next day or next restart I need to enter the accounts and the settings again and again.

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      • Max MengMax Meng commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Chris, well, you are right about that, however, any idea how to launch the snapshots from Visual Studio?

      • ChrisChris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you open up the Hyper-V app and start the emulator from there I believe you can take and restore snapshots as needed.

      • Timothy HuberTimothy Huber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think there is a way to save the emulator to a pre-configured state! Need to dig up those steps. That said, the default tiles on the emulator's Start screen don't help the debugging world much. I find myself pinning the Setting app and dragging it to the top all the time. Then I go and remove tiles that I don't need for "integration" work. Why do I keep doing that again and again each day? Need to dig up that "save state" article soon...

      • RP InteractiveRP Interactive commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Actually there is a solution already: if your app recognises there is no saved state, the app should create a default state. A flush state button, or a no-flush-state option would not hurt though. I like the current state though somewhat, that state is deleted when emulator is closed, because it allows me to test against a clean state.

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