Fix default Android emulator not showing in Visual Studio 2022

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I am working on a Maui application in my spare time and Visual Studio has this annoying habit of not showing the default Android emulator when I load the project. I could go through the hassle of creating a new emulator each time but that is painful and slow.

I scanned for solutions and looked at things like the Android subsystem for Windows and while doing so I accidentally stumbled on a simple solution.

In Visual Studio, select Tools/Android/Android adb command prompt. For some reason this causes Visual Studio to recognise the previously created emulator. You can then close the command prompt.