Naming and Identifying DeviceEmulator Virtual Machines

If you launch the DeviceEmulator by hand, those instances show up in the Device Emulator Manager in the "Others" node as GUIDs.  They aren't exactly user-friendly, but they are the most reliable way of uniquely identifying an emulator instance.

There are two things you can do to help identify running emulator instances:

  1. Right-click on a GUID in the Manager and pick "Bring To Front".  That will show you which emulator window corresponds to which GUID.
  2. When you launch the emulator, add one more command-line option, /vmname.  The string that follows the /vmname option will appear in the Manager in place of the GUID.  ie. "DeviceEmulator.exe xip.bin /vmname BarryPocketPC" will show up as Other/BarryPocketPC in the manager instead of Other/{...guid...}.