Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data.DataGenerator Namespace

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.


  Class Description
Public class DefaultDistributionDesigner The default designer that you can use for all distributions.
Public class DefaultGeneratorDesigner The default designer that can be used for all data generators.
Public class DesignerInit Provides initialization information for designers.
Public class Distribution The abstract base class for distributions.
Public class DistributionAttribute Identifies a class as a distribution.
Public class DistributionInit Contains the information that is used to initialize an instance of a Distribution class.
Public class Generator The abstract base class for data generators.
Public class GeneratorAttribute Identifies a class as a data generator.
Public class GeneratorInit Contains the information that is used to initialize an instance of a data generator class.
Public class GeneratorStylesAttribute The attribute that identifies the generator styles of a data generator.
Public class GeneratorUserException An exception that can be thrown by implementers of data generators if an error occurs while generating data.
Public class InputAttribute The attribute that identifies input properties of generators.
Public class InputChangedEventArgs Provides data for the events that occur after the user changes input properties.
Public class InputChangingEventArgs Provides data for the validation events that occur when the user changes input properties.
Public class InputDescriptor Describes a single input of a data generator.
Public class InputValidationException The exception that implementers of IGenerator throw during validation to indicate that an input value is not correct.
Public class OutputAttribute The attribute used to identify the output properties of data generators.
Public class OutputDescriptor Describes a single output of a data generator.


  Interface Description
Public interface IDesigner Defines the contract for distribution designers. IGeneratorDesigner implements this interface. Therefore, this interface also defines the contract for data generators.
Public interface IDistribution Defines the distribution contract.
Public interface IGenerator Defines the data generator contract.
Public interface IGeneratorDesigner Defines the contract for data generator designers.


  Enumeration Description
Public enumeration AutoAssignedInput Specifies the types of input properties for a standard data generator.
Public enumeration ErrorType Indicates the type of a failure that occurs during data generation.
Public enumeration GeneratorDesignerStyles Specifies how a data generator appears in the user interface for data generation plans.
Public enumeration Severity Indicates the severity of a failure that occurs during data generation.