Question

ahmd0 on Fri, 31 May 2013 09:00:37


I developed a desktop app that allows users to set up wake schedules via the SetWaitableTimer API:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms686289(v=vs.85).aspx

My question is, what happens to the wait timers when Windows 8 enters Connected Standby mode. I know that the desktop app itself will be suspended, but what about wake timers that it previously set?

Replies

SimonRev on Fri, 31 May 2013 12:58:46


As far as I know, the behavior is unchanged from previous versions of Windows.  Have you tried it in Win8 and found it lacking?

ahmd0 on Fri, 31 May 2013 16:54:04


Not just Win8, but Win8 on a tablet with AOAC and connected standby mode:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh848040(v=vs.85).aspx

I don't have a tablet like that so I can't test it. But from what I'm hearing from customers is that the wake timers don't work from desktop apps. Can someone confirm or deny it?

ahmd0 on Sun, 02 Jun 2013 20:33:01


Any idea on what I posted?

Elegentin Xie on Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:18:12


Hi ,
According to your description, I'd like to move this thread to a more appropriate forum: "General Windows Desktop Development Issues Forum".
Thanks for your understanding and active participation in the MSDN Forum.
Regards,