Application Life-Cycle Management
No matter how feature-rich the Windows 8 Store app is or how sophisticated the design, the user experience provided by the app will fall flat on its face if application life-cycle management isn’t done right. What does that mean? Well, basically, knowing how a Windows 8 Store app cycles through several stages in its process life cycle, across sessions from installation to removal. Does Windows offer events you could listen to at various phases in the life cycle and take appropriate action? What do suspend, resume, and termination mean? How about knowing when to save application data or a session state? Can there be any processing done in the background? All of these questions are answered in this important chapter. Handling the process life cycle correctly truly makes an app feel all grown up and ready for the Windows Store. The goal is simple: provide continuity of experience across uses of the Windows 8 Store app and consistently delight the user.