If a Metro app is in "connected standby" mode, can the OS suspend the app


  • If a Metro app is in "connected standby" state, can the Win8 Metro suspend the app?  What are the suspend exceptions for Metro App, beside being active in the foreground?   
    Friday, October 14, 2011 11:49 PM


  • Connected standby is a state of the system, not of an app.  In connected standby the system is mostly shutdown (like in sleep mode), but will briefly wake up to perform necessary activities (networking, etc.)  Metro style apps will be suspended when the system enters connected standby state.  They will be briefly reactivated as needed to handle background tasks, notifications, etc.

    You might want to watch Pat Stemen's //build/ session "Understanding Connected Standby" at http://channel9.msdn.com/events/BUILD/BUILD2011/HW-456T .


    Saturday, October 15, 2011 1:14 AM