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Windows Phone 8 in Action by Tim Binkley-Jones, Adam Benoit, Massimo Perga, Michael Sync

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Chapter 3. Fast application switching and resume

This chapter covers

  • Fast application switching
  • Responding to lifetime events
  • Fast application resume

Like any other operating system, an application on the Windows Phone starts up, runs for a while, and in the normal course of things, eventually exits. In other multitasking operating systems, an application can be moved to the background when the user switches applications. While in the background, the application will continue to run in lower-priority time slices. The Windows Phone OS is a multitasking operating system, but puts limitations on background operations. When a user switches applications, the running application is paused, and system resources are disconnected from the process ...

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