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[UWP]Windows Store App - regular Background Tasks

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  • I asked my question in the german MSDN-Forum before but no one was able to answer me.So I want to aks my question here - perhaps someone of you knows the answer.

    I have an App (in development) which notifies the User for special events.

    These Events should be very accurate because they are important.

    My current Solution is to run a Background Task every 15 Minutes and then to use all the ways Windows has to notify the user - Live Tile, Toast, Lock-Screen-Information etc.

    Do you think this is the best way I can solve the problem or do you know a better solution?

    PS: The App is a modern "Windows Universal App" (Developed with/for Windows 10).

    PPS: I cannot use push notifications because the App does not have a server working for me and the userdata should be personal and protected.

    Thnaks for your help and best regards from germany ;)


    © 2015 Thomas Roskop

    Germany // Deutschland

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 7:10 PM

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  • If you know when the events are ahead of time then a background task is overkill and very expensive. It will be much easier, more performant, and more accurate to use use Scheduling notifications .

    See How to schedule a tile notification and How to schedule a toast notification.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 7:38 PM
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  • Thanks Rob,

    I donnot know the exact time therefore I must re-calculate it often to verify it.

    But those scheduled Tiles/Toast are exactly what I was locking for.

    Because now I would do It this way: Whan my Tasks runs at 15:45 and calculates it should notify at 16:00 o'clock, I can delay the notifications.

    Thanks four your help!!!


    © 2015 Thomas Roskop

    Germany // Deutschland

    Friday, May 8, 2015 4:15 AM