Do heavy Background operation periodically RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am trying to do some heavy operation in background task, but facing problems like sometimes it's performing the task and some times doesn't. On searching on MSDN, i came know that background task if for very small task, we cant do heavy or large async operations in background tasks.

    Please suggest any alternate way to achieve my objective, i wants to perform some task on a periodic interval, which uses some async operations.

    Can i give reference of Windows Console Project to a Windows Store App??

    Rahul Jaiswal

    Saturday, June 7, 2014 8:28 PM

All replies

  • Background tasks can only be used for light weight processing. See Supporting your app with background tasks for the resource constraints applied to background tasks.

    Windows Store apps cannot directly launch or reference other applications, including console apps.


    Saturday, June 7, 2014 8:51 PM
  • Hi Rob,

    So, it means there is no such way to do any heavy background operation periodically, when App is not running, in Windows 8.1??

    Rahul Jaiswal

    Monday, June 9, 2014 12:27 PM
  • Windows Store apps cannot do heavy background operations.

    If you need that you'll need to write a desktop app.

    Monday, June 9, 2014 3:59 PM
  • or offload the operation to a service in the cloud..

    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer - Windows Store Apps Using C#

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:09 PM