Singapore Silverlight User Group – June 2011 Meetup

Guys! It has been a while since we had our group meetup in Nov. So I think it’s time for us to meet up again..:)  As you all know, Microsoft released Silverlight 5 Beta and demonstrated about Windows Phone 7 “Mango”  update recently.. I’m sure that you guys might have a lot of questions about this update.. That’s why we invited Chris from Microsoft to give a talk about WP7 mango update in our group meetup. Please feel free to come and you can bring your friends as well. See you all!!

  • Topic : Windows Phone 7 “Mango” Update
  • Speaker : Chris Ismael (Microsoft)
  • Date: 28th June, 2010
  • Time: 7 PM – 10 PM
  • Location: Microsoft (22CF-12)

Singapore Silverlight User Group – Nov 2011 Meetup

Uditha Sampath Bandara, the first XNA MVP in South East Asia, will be visiting to Singapore this month. We invited him to share his experience in XNA with our group members on 21st of this month.

Here is the detailed agenda.

Title: Windows Phone 7 Game Development.

Date and Time: 21st November, 2011 ( 7 PM to 9 PM )

Speaker: Uditha Bandara. XNA/DirectX MVP.

Profile: Uditha Bandara is specializes in Microsoft XNA Game development for Windows Phone, Xbox 360, PC, and Zune. He is the South East Asia`s First XNA/DirectX MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He had delivered sessions at various events and conferences in Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and India. He has published several articles, tutorials, and game demos on his XNA Game Development Blog –

Location : Microsoft Singapore – 22CF-15

Admission : Free

Silverlight Diagram Editor

One of my MVP friends shared us a pretty awesome demo that his team created as a part of their Silverlight Diagramming Engine SDK new release. That demo application is called “Silverlight Diagram Editor” and you can see it in action from the link below..

Demo Link

There are some sample apps published in codeplex but the source code of this editor is not included for now. Our Mvp friend “Braulio” who is also one of developers of this SDK said that it will be published in codeplex very soon.

Another thing is that you need to download the SDK from this link in order to compile the project because the sample project from codeplex is missing some of assemblies from SDK.

I think it’s really good to see the product or demo application like that during this time especially when we keep on hearing all those news about the death of Silverlight.. Things are more interesting when Microsoft Former Project Manager “Scott Barnes” posted a rant “Why Silverlight was destined to fail and my time as one of its custodians” about Silverlight in his blog. His post was very long post and full of MS inside information.. Unfortunately, he deleted his post so it’s not available for you to read it now. Anyways, I don’t want to give any comment about Silverlight for now.. I just want to share a cool thing that I found with my Silverlight community….

Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango) – Tcp Socket acts differently on emulator and device (HTC Mozard)

It’s just a quick post to share one strange behavior that I found when I was using Socket in Windows Phone 7.1. project.

The issue is that when I run this piece of code on device, I always get “SocketError = Success” all the time. I reported about it to Silverlight team but didn’t hear anything yet. Does anyone have experience this issue with socket?

private void Button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            var socket = new Socket(AddressFamily.InterNetwork,

            var ipAddress = IPAddress.Parse(""); //This sample is for showing error.. this ip address doesn't count much.
            var args = new SocketAsyncEventArgs();
            args.RemoteEndPoint = new IPEndPoint(ipAddress, 22222);

            args.Completed += (_, evt) => {
                this.Dispatcher.BeginInvoke(() =>
                    MessageBox.Show(string.Format("Socket Return Msg : {0}", evt.SocketError));

Silverlight Firestarter – Future of Silverlight starts now!!!

Hi Guys! I just wanna inform you all about one special event called Silverlight Firestarter from Microsoft. This event is FREE!!  I believe that this event gonna be awesome ! man.. Wait wait wait! why I think it’s gonna be awesome? Well, I have a few reasons…  I normally didn’t blog about the stuffs ( events ) that the whole world knows already.. I’m informing you guys about this because Joha Papa from Microsoft tweeted that some awesome things planned for the Firestarter. If you have not signed up to be there, you really should. #slfs10 So, I’m guessing that this event will be something special.. As you all know, we had(have?) a lot of noisy about Silverlight and HTML 5, right? I really hope that this event will help us to clear some of our doubts.

Take a look at the agenda.. It’s very interesting.. The future of Silverlight by Scott Guthrie? Probably, this section might be about what its going to happen in Silverlight world.. “Profiling and Performance Tips” section would be interesting for us as well. You can go and check the official event page in this link Note that there are two options to register for that event. You can either attend it online or at  Microsoft Conference Center/Building 33 (Redmond, US). As I’m currently staying in Singapore, I’m going to attend this event online.. :)