Silverlight: Bugs in the multicast client - by @Mister_Goodcat
One of the attendees of my recent webinar on sockets programming for Windows Phone (you can watch it online on Silverlight Show here) brought up a rather complex issue in the Q&A session that I then took offline for further review. As it turns out, what he was facing is not one, but even two bugs in (desktop) Silverlight's multicast client implementation. At first I thought this may be a problem with Silverlight 5, but amazingly everything described here seems to be valid for Silverlight 4 too. I don't know whether this also affects Windows Phone, but since the platforms presumably share that code it's likely.
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Post Contributed by: Kunal Chowdhury
Kunal is the Site Admin and Contributor of Silverlight-Zone. He is a Software Engineer, Microsoft Silverlight MVP, Code Project Mentor and a Code Project MVP. He is also an active Author in SilverlightShow.net and a speaker in various community events. He works on Microsoft Platform and very passionate about Silverlight technology. He started his career in 2007 and achieved various awards during his professional life.
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