Application Restart and Recovery on Windows 7 in Managed Code
- Posted: Mar 16, 2011 at 11:39AM
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Application Recovery and Restart (ARR) technologies enable developers to customize an application's behavior when Windows Error Reporting (WER) terminates the application due to an unrecoverable error. For example, it enables an application to perform data recovery and cleanup operations such as capturing application state and releasing resources before termination. It also allows developers to specify that WER should automatically restart an application that it has terminated.
In this screencast, Kate Gregory (@gregcons) provides an overview of ARR on Windows 7 via the Windows API Code Pack, a source code library that can be used to access some features of Windows 7 and Windows Vista from managed code. Kate also demonstrates just how easy it is to integrate ARR into your managed applications through a few lines of C#.
Update (March 22, 2011 - 5:40 PM): The Windows Restart and Recovery Recipe is now available to download.