Managing background tasks (Windows Store apps using C#/VB/C++ and XAML)
The topics in this section show how to handle background task cancellation, progress, and completion. Background tasks run separately from your app, and they don't typically share memory space. Your app communicates with background tasks by using event handlers and local storage. Your app can also catch exceptions thrown by a background task.
Learn how to make a background task that recognizes cancellation requests and stops work, reporting the cancellation to the app using persistent storage.
Learn how to get a list of background tasks currently registered by your app.
Learn how your app can recognize progress and completion reported by a background task.
- Conceptual guidance for multitasking in Windows 8
- Launching, resuming, and multitasking
- Supporting your app with background tasks
- Related background task guidance
- Guidelines and checklist for background tasks
Build date: 9/4/2012