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Get to Windows Phone 7.5 #3: Adding FAS to a Typical Silverlight Application

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9/30/2011
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Fast Application Switching is perhaps the most exciting developer feature in Windows Phone SDK 7.1. With FAS, applications stay in memory after deactivation, which makes resuming the application nearly instantaneous, greatly improving the end user experience. All you need to do to get access to using FAS is to upgrade your project to target Windows Phone 7.5 and recompile.

Right now, I can hear you thinking: "That's great Larry, but how do I add fast application switching to MY application; what are the details you aren't telling me about?"

Well, I’m glad you asked. We had our good friend Alex Golesh from Sela make this video to walk you through all the detail.

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Other Videos in this Series

  1. From XNA to SL XNA
  2. Adding FAS to XNA
  3. Adding FAS to a Typical Silverlight Application <-- YOU ARE HERE
  4. Adding Secondary Tiles
  5. Adding Background Agents
  6. Using a Live Camera Feed
  7. Using Push Notifications with Secondary Tiles and Deep Toast

Questions or comments? Contact me @larryalieberman

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