[UWP] Reasons an unconstrained extended execution foreground session may be revoked?

Tyler Fonzi 1 Reputation point

In UWP applications, I am aware of the ExtendedExecutionSession class, which may be revoked due to various reasons (timeout, factors dependent on the ExtendedExecutionReason Enum, etc.).

For my programming purposes, I am using an ExtendedExecutionForegroundSession Class with the ExtendedExecutionForegroundReason Enum set to Unconstrained. This session has successfully been allowed and runs unconstrained for long periods of time with no problem most the time.

However, I have noticed that there are still some instances where this extended execution session can get revoked (reason is always "SystemPolicy") but more specifically:

  1. When the UWP app gets uninstalled.
  2. When the device (laptop in this case) goes into Sleep Mode.
  3. When the Background App Permissions associated with the UWP app are set to "Never".

I've only been able to discover these reasons via trial and error and guessing on my own. Is there documentation or knowledge out there somewhere such that I can make a more extensive list of reasons why an unconstrained extended execution foreground session may be revoked by Windows?

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  1. Roy Li - MSFT 31,356 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    Yes, there are many different scenarios that could revoke the extended execution. Most of them are related to system resources which is also mentioned as If an app has an active extended execution session and the system requires background activity to halt because a foreground application requires the resources, then the session is revoked. Also there are some scenarios that you've found on your own. But currently, there is no such document that clarifies all the scenarios about SystemPolicy because there are too many possible reasons.

    Thank you.

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