How to Enable Fast App Resume in Windows Phone 8 App?

This article will explain in simple steps on how to enable Fast App Resume in Windows Phone 8 App.

The Windows Phone 8 includes a new feature called “Fast App Resume” which adds a capability to the Windows Phone app to resume the suspended state(if available) instead of app being relaunched .

How to Enable Fast App Resume in Windows Phone 8 App?

To enable the Fast App Resume, the developer needs to modify the app’s WMAppManifest.xml file and set the ActivationPolicy value to “Resume” in the DefaultTask element.

<Tasks>

<DefaultTask Name="_default" NavigationPage="MainPage.xaml" ActivationPolicy="Resume" />

</Tasks>

The ActivationPolicy takes the following values

– Resume (Fast App Resume – FAS)

– Replace – Default Value

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