I'm just starting Jesse Liberty's new Pluralsight course, "Building Your First Mobile Application with Xamarin.Forms and Visual Studio 2017" and I'm running into a problem right out of the gate.
In the video, Jesse creates a new Xamarin.Forms project, modifies the XAML a bit, and runs it. Here is a screenshot of his list of emulators:
I've disabled Hyper-V, and installed the latest Intel HAXM. I've followed along step-by-step, using the latest version of VS2017 (installed yesterday, no updates available), and I've used the Android SDK Manager to install the SDK Platforms APIs 23 - 27. More specifically, I've installed every available option for Android 6 (API 23), which is what shows in Jesse's list.
I have set the following Android project Properties:
Application :: Target Framework = Use Latest Platform (Android 8.0 Oreo) Android Manifest :: Minimum Version = Android 6.0 (API 23 - Marshmallow) Android Manifest :: Target Version = Android 8.0 (API 26 - Oreo)
When I open the dropdown, I don't even see the VisualStudio_android emulators at all, and I'd assume they come preinstalled with VS2017 when I install Xamarin, but no:
I have no idea where to get the Visual Studio emulators; but, as I understand it, they run much faster than others so figuring this out will probably be worth my time.
The Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager doesn't list the VS emulators, so I can't add them from there. I know there is an Android emulator from Microsoft but it says it's Hyper-V compatible, and I've just disabled Hyper-V to use the other emulators. Is this a good choice? Are these the emulators I'm missing?
I'm out of ideas - what's my next step?