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SDL_APP_WILLENTERBACKGROUND is now sent as soon as the app is told that it is
about to go to the background.  SDL_APP_DIDENTERBACKGROUND is sent via a WinRT
'deferral operation', which is how WinRT gives apps a bit of extra time
(multiple seconds worth) to prepare for an app-backgrounding.

The distinction may be important as the deferral operation's code is always run
in a separate thread.  For Direct3D-only apps, this means that between the
two SDL app-backgrounded events, SDL_APP_WILLENTERBACKGROUND will be the only
one run from the main thread.  Given that some WinRT operations can only be done
on the main thread (operations to the CoreWindow fall into this category), this
could be important.

It is important to note that pre-deferral code may only have a very short bit of
time to execute code, less so than code run in the deferral operation (where
SDL_APP_DIDENTERBACKGROUND is sent from), which usually gets several seconds to
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DavidLudwig committed Mar 23, 2014
1 parent 823bf72 commit 50ee99ecb2638b8660f857a210c729d3a519492a
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  1. +10 −1 src/core/winrt/SDL_winrtapp_direct3d.cpp
@@ -564,6 +564,16 @@ void SDL_WinRTApp::OnSuspending(Platform::Object^ sender, SuspendingEventArgs^ a
// indicates that the application is busy performing suspending operations. Be
// aware that a deferral may not be held indefinitely. After about five seconds,
// the app will be forced to exit.

// ... but first, let the app know it's about to go to the background.
// The separation of events may be important, given that the deferral
// runs in a separate thread. This'll make SDL_APP_WILLENTERBACKGROUND
// the only event among the two that runs in the main thread. Given
// that a few WinRT operations can only be done from the main thread
// (things that access the WinRT CoreWindow are one example of this),
// this could be important.

SuspendingDeferral^ deferral = args->SuspendingOperation->GetDeferral();
create_task([this, deferral]()
@@ -585,7 +595,6 @@ void SDL_WinRTApp::OnSuspending(Platform::Object^ sender, SuspendingEventArgs^ a
SDL_FilterEvents(RemoveAppSuspendAndResumeEvents, 0);



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