DistributionAttribute Class

Identifies a class as a distribution.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data.DataGenerator
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data.dll)


<CLSCompliantAttribute(True)> _
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple := False, Inherited := True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class DistributionAttribute _
    Inherits Attribute
Dim instance As DistributionAttribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = false, Inherited = true)]
public sealed class DistributionAttribute : Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Class, AllowMultiple = false, Inherited = true)]
public ref class DistributionAttribute sealed : public Attribute
public final class DistributionAttribute extends Attribute


Each standard data generator that is numeric (Decimal, Money, DateTime, Real, Float, and the integer generators) has a Distribution property. The user can specify the Distribution property to generate data that approximates a statistical distribution curve. The standard distribution options are as follows: Uniform, Normal, Normal Inverse, Exponential, and Exponential Inverse.

If the standard distributions are insufficient, you can create a custom distribution. To create a custom distribution, you must create a class that implements IDistribution or inherits from Distribution. You identify the class as a distribution by decorating it with DistributionAttribute.

You can create a custom designer for a custom distribution, or you can use DefaultDistributionDesigner.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


DistributionAttribute Members

Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamSystem.Data.DataGenerator Namespace


Other Resources

Generating Data with Data Generators