Product Documentation

About Citrix Receiver for Universal Windows Platform

May 21, 2017

Citrix Receiver for UWP (Universal Windows Platform) is a client software available for download from the Microsoft store. It enables users to access virtual desktops and hosted applications delivered by XenDesktop and XenApp.

Universal Windows Platform is Microsoft’s app development platform for Windows 10. A single app developed using UWP (generally referred to as a Universal App) can run on all Windows 10 devices, regardless of device, monitor, and input types. Such Windows 10 devices include desktops, tablets, phones, and devices running Windows IoT core, such as Raspberry Pi.

What's new in 1.0

Support for Microsoft Continuum

Citrix Receiver for Universal Windows Platform provides hardware support for Microsoft Continuum devices, including the Microsoft Lumia 950 series, and HP Elite X3 Lap Dock.

Microsoft Continuum is a feature of the Windows 10 operating system. With this feature, Windows 10 and Universal Apps detect the hardware in use (phones, tablets, laptops, desktop PCs) and display and behave in a way optimized to that hardware. Continuum also helps Windows 10 and Universal Apps adapt to changes in hardware mode. Such changes occur, for example, when you detach a tablet from its physical keyboard or connect your mobile phone to an external monitor for display. Some changes in hardware mode require an adapter. 

Citrix Receiver for Universal Windows Platform supports the use of following external devices along with Continuum:

  • Pointing devices
  • Keyboards 
  • HDMI-compatible monitors.

Continuum can be used as both a wired and a non-wired interface. After connecting the phone to an external display, the application adapts to the native resolution of the external display.

Support for pinch-to-zoom

Citrix Receiver for UWP provides pinch-to-zoom functionality in an active session.

Known issues

Known issues in Citrix Receiver for UWP 1.0

The following known issues have been observed in this release:

  • When unreachable beacons are configured in a store using Netscaler Gateway, application enumeration might be delayed and turn unresponsive.


  • In a PNAgent store, subscribed apps and desktops are not retrieved in the Home screen at login.


  • When a user has logged out of a session, pinned apps and desktops might not launch from the Start menu.


  • In a session running in Continuum mode, keyboard shortcuts that involve the Ctrl key, such as those for copying, pasting, and selecting all content do not work.


  • On a Surface Pro device, enabling the automatic keyboard pop-up option from Preferences might fail to display the automatic keyboard in the session.