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Start Background Task at startup

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  • H! I want to know if I have a background task for an Window 8 app, is it possible to make it start when the computer starts up? Not immediately but in the next 1-2 minutes.

    Cris

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9:47 PM

Answers

  • A desktop app launcher could do this with a task scheduler entry, but if this is your core feature, then your app would fail the certification test (desktop app dependency)

    Why not handle the userPresent event? 



    Visual C++ MVP

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:40 PM

All replies

  • A desktop app launcher could do this with a task scheduler entry, but if this is your core feature, then your app would fail the certification test (desktop app dependency)

    Why not handle the userPresent event? 



    Visual C++ MVP

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:40 PM
  • I tried to do this but it doesn't trigger when I start the computer. It's not necessarily for me to implement something like this, I just wanted to know if you can do it.

    Cris

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 5:09 PM
  • mmm, that requires a lock screen app. 


    Visual C++ MVP

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:27 PM
  • I'll see what I can do.

    Cris

    Friday, February 28, 2014 7:40 AM