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Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data.DataGenerator

Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data.DataGenerator Namespace

Visual Studio 2005

The Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data.DataGenerator namespace provides interfaces and classes that you can use to customize the built-in data generator functionality.

You can use Microsoft Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals to generate meaningful data for testing. By using the built-in data generators, you can generate random data, generate data from existing data sources, and control many aspects of data generation. If the functionality of the built-in generators is insufficient, you can create custom data generators. You can also create custom data distributions and custom designers for data generators and distributions. For more information, see An Overview of Data Generator Extensibility.

You can find an example of how to create a simple custom data generator in Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Data Generator.

 ClassDescription
Public classDefaultDistributionDesignerThe default designer that you can use for all distributions.
Public classDefaultGeneratorDesignerThe default designer that can be used for all data generators.
Public classDesignerInitProvides initialization information for designers.
Public classDistributionThe abstract base class for distributions.
Public classDistributionAttributeIdentifies a class as a distribution.
Public classDistributionInitContains the information that is used to initialize an instance of a Distribution class.
Public classGeneratorThe abstract base class for data generators.
Public classGeneratorAttributeIdentifies a class as a data generator.
Public classGeneratorInitContains the information that is used to initialize an instance of a data generator class.
Public classGeneratorStylesAttributeThe attribute that identifies the generator styles of a data generator.
Public classGeneratorUserExceptionAn exception that can be thrown by implementers of data generators if an error occurs while generating data.
Public classInputAttributeThe attribute that identifies input properties of generators.
Public classInputChangedEventArgsProvides data for the events that occur after the user changes input properties.
Public classInputChangingEventArgsProvides data for the validation events that occur when the user changes input properties.
Public classInputDescriptorDescribes a single input of a data generator.
Public classInputValidationExceptionThe exception that implementers of IGenerator throw during validation to indicate that an input value is not correct.
Public classOutputAttributeThe attribute used to identify the output properties of data generators.
Public classOutputDescriptorDescribes a single output of a data generator.

 InterfaceDescription
Public interfaceIDesignerDefines the contract for distribution designers. IGeneratorDesigner implements this interface. Therefore, this interface also defines the contract for data generators.
Public interfaceIDistributionDefines the distribution contract.
Public interfaceIGeneratorDefines the data generator contract.
Public interfaceIGeneratorDesignerDefines the contract for data generator designers.

 EnumerationDescription
Public enumerationAutoAssignedInputSpecifies the types of input properties for a standard data generator.
Public enumerationErrorTypeIndicates the type of a failure that occurs during data generation.
Public enumerationGeneratorDesignerStylesSpecifies how a data generator appears in the user interface for data generation plans.
Public enumerationSeverityIndicates the severity of a failure that occurs during data generation.

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