Build your first Windows Store app

C# Part 2: Manage app lifecycle and state

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This is Part 2 of the four part series that walks you through building your first Windows Store app with C#. In this video, you'll learn about the app lifecycle and how to save and restore data to roaming settings and to session state.

[02:22] Step 1: Using SuspensionManager
[04:23] Step 2: Save the app's state
[11:02] Step 3: Restore the app's state

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    The Discussion

    • Alaa El Bosaty

      Thanks Smiley

    • Ankit

      Good Tutorial. Nice to see how async is so useful in saving and restoring navigation data. You could just mention that all these methods RestoreAsync, SaveAsync and RegisterFrame are provided to us by SuspensionManager.cs and someone who wants to understand what they do can just go to their definition. But nice to see session management being simplified beforehand for the developer.


    • Alex

      Step 1: Using SuspensionManager
      Step 2: Save the app's state
      Step 3: Restore the app's state

      Shoud be

      Step 1: Life cycle
      Step 2: Session data, Save & Restore
      Step 3: Application data, Save & Restore

      The way you switch between SuspensionManager and ApplicationData is very confusing. I had to watch this video three times to know when you are doing what.

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