Xamarin Device Manager missing API Level 28

Jakob Aagesen 1 Reputation point

I am continuously running into emulator problems. My project is targeting Android 9.0 (API Level 28 - Pie).
So i want to make a new emulator that supports that version. I tried to make many different emulators with no luck getting it to run, but in this example i have made this emulator:

when i start it, it starts up with a black screen and then terminates again with no error message or anything.
This is the SDK and platform i have installed:


I am running Visual studio 2019 community edition on a windows 10 Home edition.
I am not trying to start the emulator via the debugger in Visual Studio. It is only the emulator i am starting directly from Xamaring Android Device Manager.
I cannot figure you why it stops. i have had an emulator running before, so it's not because my pc cant handle emulators. Can somebody help me out here?

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  1. Leon Lu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 63,921 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Welcome to our Microsoft Q&A platform!

    Based on your description, I think you do not enable the Hardware acceleration for emulator, you can refer to the following link to enable the Accelerating with Hyper-V or HAXM


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    Leon Lu

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  2. Jakob Aagesen 1 Reputation point

    hi again
    thank you, Appreciate your reply.
    I have now tried to install Android Studio and created an emulator from that. This gave same result as with Visual Studio. I am unable to create an emulator that will start up correctly.
    This is very weird, because i have run emulators on my pc with Visual studio and Xamarin Android device manager.
    Any suggestions, what the next step should be for me to solve my problem?

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