Send signals between Mainpage.xaml.cs and Viewmodel – Xamarin.Forms

In a recent application I wanted to inform a Listview with a specific ItemTemplate to update its data source on back button with a synchronous data fetching mechanism(so this was not automatic).

So the goal was to send a “signal” to my Viewmodel when the page was loaded to perform an action. This can be done using MessageCenter with Xamarin.Forms.

The solution was to send an update signal every time OnAppearing() method of the MainPage.xaml was hit and inform the ViewModel to perfom an action.

Then perform action on MainPageViewModel

 

 

Move files to replicated datastore using bat script

You can use a very simple bat script in order to automatically move files from a specific windows disk to another one.

An example for this particular scenario is a case that you want to copy files from a disk to another one that resides in a datastore that is replicated. You can automatically move those files from the first disk to the second one in order to get them replicated.

All you have to do, is to create an automatic task with windows task scheduler that its action will be to run the following bat script.

Get old events from Vcenter using powerCLI

If there is a reason that you want to retrieve older events from Vcenter than the 1000 that are available, you can use powerCLI in order to get specific date ranges.

After you login in the vCenter using

you can use Get-VIEvent with Start or Finish attributes. Be careful also to use Maxsamples attribute in order to get more than 10 that are returned by default.

For example if I wanted all events that have been captured the weekend I could use something like:

P.S Date is a DateTime and should be used as above

Find the Nth Fibonacci Number – C# Code

The Fibonacci sequence begins with Fibonacci(0) = 0  and Fibonacci(1)=1  as its respective first and second terms. After these first two elements, each subsequent element is equal to the sum of the previous two elements.

Here is the basic information you need to calculate Fibonacci(n):

  • Fibonacci(0) = 0
  • Fibonacci(1) = 1
  • Fibonacci(n) = Fibonacci(n-1) + Fibonacci(n-2)

Task
Given n, complete the fibonacci function so it returns Fibonacci(n).

Input Format

Nth number

Output Format

Fibonacci() Nth number.

Sample Input

Sample Output

Explanation

Consider the Fibonacci sequence:

We want to know the value of Fibonacci(3). If we look at the sequence above,Fibonacci(3)  evaluates to 2. Thus, we print 2 as our answer.