Background​Work​Cost​Value Background​Work​Cost​Value Background​Work​Cost​Value Enum


Indicates the current cost of doing background work. Used as a hint to background tasks about how much work they can do.

public : enum class BackgroundWorkCostValuepublic enum BackgroundWorkCostValuePublic Enum BackgroundWorkCostValue
Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


High High High

Background resources are under heavy use and the background task should not do any work.

Low Low Low

Background resource usage is low. The background task can do work.

Medium Medium Medium

Background resources are in use, but the background task can do some work.