Visual Studio Team Data Managed Ref
GeneratorOnInitialize Method

Initializes the generator.

Namespace:   Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data.DataGenerator
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data.dll)
Protected Overridable Sub OnInitialize ( _
	initInfo As GeneratorInit _
Dim initInfo As GeneratorInit

protected virtual void OnInitialize(
	GeneratorInit initInfo
virtual void OnInitialize(
	GeneratorInit^ initInfo
protected function OnInitialize(
	initInfo : GeneratorInit


Type: Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data.DataGeneratorGeneratorInit
Runtime configuration information such as the database connection string. Also contains shared instancing information.

OnInitialize runs any initialization code that is required before data generation starts. This code can include initializing a random object or caching a database.

When you generate random data, it can be deterministic or non-deterministic. Deterministic data repeats the same random data every time that you generate it with the same seed. All data generators have a Seed property that the user can set. You can override the OnInitialize method to seed the Random objects and make your generator deterministic.

The Initialize method calls this method. You should override OnInitialize if you want to override the Initialize functionality.

This example uses the Seed property to create a deterministic generator. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the Generator class.

Random mRandom;
Random mRandomRange;

protected override void OnInitialize(GeneratorInit initInfo)
    mRandom = new Random(this.Seed);       //deterministic
    mRandomRange = new Random(this.Seed);  //deterministic

    //mRandom = new Random();                //non-deterministic
    //mRandomRange = new Random();           //non-deterministic

Dim mRandom As Random
Dim mRandomRange As Random

Protected Overrides Sub OnInitialize(ByVal initInfo As GeneratorInit)

    mRandom = New Random(Me.Seed)       'deterministic
    mRandomRange = New Random(Me.Seed)  'deterministic

    'mRandom = New Random()              'non-deterministic
    'mRandomRange = New Random()         'non-deterministic

End Sub