2 Double-click the VMDebugHelper.vsix file. The plugin for Visual Studio will be installed automatically. How It's Working To start remote debugging of your project, follow these steps: 1 In the virtual machine where Visual Studio is installed, open Visual Studio and open your project. 2 Build the project and test it locally. 3 Click PARALLELS > Start Debugging in VM and select the virtual machine you need (this virtual machine must be running). You project will open in the selected virtual machine. Run Windows Phone Emulator Parallels Desktop allows you to develop and test software for Windows Phone on your Mac. You need the following: • A Mac computer with at least 4 GB of memory (more is better)
151 Advanced Topics To find out how much memory your Mac has, click the Apple menu and choose About This Mac . • The latest version of Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac installed. To check whether an update is available, open Parallels Desktop and click Parallels Desktop > Check for Updates . If an update is available, install it. • A Windows 8 Professional (64-bit) or Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) virtual machine with 1 CPU and 2 GB of memory (4 GB recommended if your Mac has 8 GB). Note: Windows with 2 CPUs or more may perform unstably. Parallels is currently working to fix this issue. To learn how to install Windows on your Mac, see Install Windows from an Installation Disc (p. 18). To learn how to set Windows to use 1 CPU and 2 GB of memory, see Set How Much Memory is Allocated to Windows (p. 100) and Set How Many Processors are Allocated to a Virtual Machine (p. 127). Configure Windows to Run Windows Phone Emulator Once your system meets the above requirements, do the following to configure Windows to run Windows Phone emulator: 1 Select Enable next to Nested Virtualization in the Optimization pane (p. 100) to enable Hyper-V support in Windows. Note: Enabling Hyper-V support may slightly slow down your Windows performance. If you don't use Hyper-V anymore, it is recommended to disable this option. 2 Start Windows and make sure you have Windows Phone SDK installed. If necessary, you can download the SDK here.
152 Advanced Topics 3 Open Visual Studio for Windows Phone, create a new project, and start Windows Phone emulator. In this step, you may get the following error: 4 If so, close Visual Studio and start Hyper-V Manager.
153 Advanced Topics 5 Select the virtual machine you're going to use to develop or test software for Windows Phone (the default virtual machine is Emulator WVGA 512MB ), open the virtual machine configuration settings, and change the number of processors from 2 to 1. Note: If you didn't set Windows to use 1 CPU as recommended above, do not change the number of processors in the Hyper-V virtual machine. 6 After these steps, you can open Visual Studio and start creating or testing Windows Phone applications.
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