13. The Phone Execution Model

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This chapter provides an overview of the Windows Phone Execution model and explains how the iPhone and Windows Phone 7 deal with multitasking, or at least as close as either platform can get to true multitasking. The first part of this chapter provides a review of the various multitasking capabilities of the iPhone and to what extent developers are allowed to participate in those features.

The rest of this chapter deals with the application life cycle of Windows Phone applications, also known as the Windows Phone Execution Model. You will learn how to take advantage of transient and persistent application state, application activation, ...

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