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Building Windows 8.1 Apps from the Ground Up by Michele Aponte, Antonio Liccardi, Emanuele Garofalo

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CHAPTER 5

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Managing the Application Life Cycle

To make the most of Windows Store apps development, you must understand a lot of core concepts in order to have control over the behavior of your application. One of these is the application life cycle, which is a basic concept for writing a good application that resumes its state correctly when the user reopens an application after a suspension.

Dissecting the Application Life Cycle

The first step of the application life cycle, just after the user downloads it from the Windows Store, is the NotRunning state, which is also the starting state when your app is crashed or closed. In the NotRunning state, ...

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