In a few recent posts I’ve mentioned plans to add
Idle events. The day has arrived!
There have been some discussions about screensavers & automated closing of pages. None of that was possible without having a way to detect user inactivity. Now you can monitor this by handling
Idle events & configuring the
IdleTimeout in MainPage.xaml
IdleTimeout is the period of inactivity before the Idle event is raised. The value is in seconds & defaults to 60.
The status of application idle is available through the boolean system variable
App.IsIdle. This variable will equal
True when in idle status. Any touch or click gesture on the screen will exit idle status.
There are 2 different ways to handle the events:
Globally with Scenes
You can create a custom scene that includes a
True. This is demonstrated in the example project with the
IdleCountervirtual device. That counter is incremented each time the system variable is set.
Individually with Pages
Idleevent. If you need to run a custom set of
Actionsonly when a particular page is open it might make more sense to handle it here. This is demonstrated with the ShowToast message in the example project.
IdleEvents.hrp (4.3 KB)