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Welcome to the Windows Platform Developer (WPDev) Feedback site. This feedback forum provides the WPDev community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

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  1. Access/Invoke Point of Service (POS) peripheral devices through background tasks

    Need to support APIs to access POS peripheral devices through background tasks

    Use case to be achieved-
    In an app that collects status information of assets, the user should be able to scan barcode of an asset (background task), and enter other information in the app (foreground task) while the barcode data is being retrieved (background task) and sent to the app (data transfer from background task to foreground task)

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