Background Tasks in Windows Store Apps

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Jeff Prosise


Windows Store apps that aren't in the foreground are suspended by the operating system, but that doesn't mean they can't execute code in the background. WinRT's background task API allows apps to execute code periodically, execute code in response to certain events such as incoming push notifications or the acquisition of an Internet connection, and more. This session introduces background tasks and show examples of them at work, complete with a live code build of an app that leverages background tasks.

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