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Minimize a Windows Store app and continuing making its background task works

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  • I am developing a Windows Store App for this tablet: Panasonic FZ-G1 using Windows 8.1 and VS 2013 for Windows.

    My app, basically tracks GPS coordinates and sends it to our server, after logging in, it should work minimized (in background).

    I started this development, deploying the app on the same PC where I developed and I used a background task which  run within 15' and worked properly.

    Now, I just received the Panasonic device but I noticed these:

    1) background task is not running even if the app is in foreground

    2) I cannot minimize my app, I read it here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dca53ebb-581e-4959-a3a3-2acf86b96639/is-there-a-way-to-programmatically-minimize-a-window?forum=winappswithcsharp

    Please what could be the solution for me? Shall I use WPF as framework?

    I apologize if this is not the right section for this question, please indicate me what is the right one.


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    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:02 AM