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Windows Runtime via C# by Jeffrey Richter and Maarten van de Bospoort

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Chapter 3. Process model

In this chapter, we delve into a Windows Store app’s process model. Specifically, we’ll look at the various ways that an app gets activated as well as how it uses threads and windows. We’ll also talk about how to best architect your app so that it uses memory efficiently as it navigates the user from page to page. We’ll conclude with a discussion of process lifetime management (PLM) and how Microsoft Windows manages your app’s lifetime to further conserve memory, reduce CPU usage, and simplify the end-user experience.

Understanding this topic is critical to building Windows Store apps. If you are familiar with the Windows desktop app process model, you know that it is relatively easy to understand because you can usually ...

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