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Application Restart and Recovery on Windows 7 in Managed Code

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    Damon Achey

    I like the tools but would strongly disagree that this replaces the need to auto-save. These handle all cases when the OS has a chance to notify the application, but what about sudden power outages or OS level crashes? I know we like to think neither of those ever happen, but they do. This may however allow a developer to be comfortable with longer auto-save intervals though since it handles many of the more frequent application termination scenarios.

    What would be really nice would be a method to use this code for our auto-save also. Perhaps a function to SaveNow(), or pass in an interval to be used by a built in timer for auto-saving and then handle it internally as if an event caused a save.

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    etil

    Even visual studio uses auto saving. That feature is really nice thought. Too bad earlier os versions can't use it. Too many xp are still installed in companies.

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