Continue Task when app goes in Background RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I want to create a simple app for a Windows 8.1 Phone that vibrates each X seconds. But I need it also when the Display is off and the App switches in the background. So is it possible to continue a Task when the App goes in Background? At the moment the task will pause and continue when the App comes back to the foreground. I read something about Background tasks. But thats not what I need, because there is no defined trigger I can use. There are only issues with continue media playing that I can find, but they seems to be different.

    Best regards


    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 3:35 PM

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  • i dont think you can do. Maybe every 30 minutes with a background task and a timetrigger

    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer - Windows Store Apps Using C#

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 5:46 PM
  • Hi ViktorBecker,

    I think there is no such feature for your requirement. As you have seen, background task was triggered by system event, but there is no event which correspond to this requirement. Maybe you can post it on UserVoice. https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-dev-platform.

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    Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:38 AM