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Application Life-cycle Management in Windows 8

Quick reference

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Create the application package

Access the Store menu from Visual Studio, and choose Create App Package.

Install an application locally for testing

You can use the classic F5 button to deploy and run the app automatically, or you can choose Deploy from the project contextual menu, or you can create the app package and launch the batch file.

Save temporary data

Use the Suspending event from the application class.

Test suspend and resume

Debug the application and use the Suspend and Resume buttons on the Visual Studio Debug Location toolbar.

Uninstall an application

Go to the Start screen, right-click the tile, and choose Uninstall. You can also swipe down your finger on the tile to activate the lower toolbar.