Saturday, May 19, 2012
Windows 8 Metro background transfers (video)
A picture is worth a thousand words, so here’s a basic video about how to download a file in the background and track download progress in a Windows 8 Metro app. This is only scratching the surface of the Background Transfer API, there’s much more such as cancellation, pause & resume, app relaunch support etc. Check out my upcoming Win8 Connected Apps course on Pluralsight.com (due with the RC release of Win8).
In this how to we use the BackgroundDownloader API and the .NET 4.5 async pattern and Win8’s native async interfaces to register a progress callback for the background transfer.