Bug 58207 - [Android+VS] Support deployment to multiple devices
Summary: [Android+VS] Support deployment to multiple devices
Status: RESOLVED FEATURE
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: 4.6.0 (15.3)
Hardware: PC Windows
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Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2017-07-18 05:53 UTC by Jon Douglas [MSFT]
Modified: 2017-07-18 18:12 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Jon Douglas [MSFT] 2017-07-18 05:53:32 UTC
*Description:

There's a somewhat hidden feature in Android Studio that allows one to deploy their application to multiple devices by CTRL-Selecting devices in the "Select Deployment Target" dialog.

http://i.imgur.com/q1iFDIt.png

This simply allows for deploying one's application to multiple devices. It does not allow debugging multiple devices. In fact you can only debug a single application at a time with Android Studio. This is partly due to a limitation of Instant Run being enabled.

There is a similar feature request out there which is CLOSED FIXED, https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=39356 however based on https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=39356#c14 I suspect this behavior does not exist in Visual Studio for Mac. Secondly this feature doesn't exist in Visual Studio either.
Comment 1 Joaquin Jares 2017-07-18 18:12:00 UTC
You can deploy to multiple devices in VS by simply putting all the csproj projects as Startup. The thing is I never got more than one Android simulator to work on the same computer. We don't have plans on supporting multiple devices for the _same_ startup project, though.