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We have two LoB UWP applications being shipped to customers. Mostly they are being used on Windows Phones, or on devices like the (Honeywell) Dolphin CT50. WPF & WinForms don't really work on those devices due to the OS. Prior to that we were using the Motorola 3090/3190 devices which ran WinCE, so they required use to use .NET CF and the tooling for that was abandoned around 2008-2010. So basically, yeah, there is a point to UWP for us.

Also, UWP has some nice API's that could benefit regular desktop apps (settings that sync across devices, credential vault etc), and some improvements to XAML (triggers/relative panel etc) to make stuff easier when you want to alter the UI based on screen size/input mode (important if you want to write one app to run on tablet or desktop PC - and Surface while small is still a viable tablet market - it's not dead the way WP is).

Yes, you can use at least some of those API's from a regular desktop app if you edit the project file and add the right references, but at that point, why not just go with UWP? Unless you really need to support Win7 which is officially EOL (except for the WePOS version), or possibly Win8.1 (which is a tiny market share) you might as well go UWP. The user's largely can't tell the difference except it came from the store.

Not saying it's perfect, or always the right choice, but I don't think it's always the wrong one or has zero benefts either.
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