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CollectionAssert.AreEquivalent Method (ICollection, ICollection, String, Object[])

Verifies that two specified collections are equivalent. The assertion fails if the collections are not equivalent. Displays a message if the assertion fails, and applies the specified formatting to it.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework.dll)

public static void AreEquivalent(
	ICollection expected,
	ICollection actual,
	string message,
	params Object[] parameters
)

Parameters

expected
Type: System.Collections.ICollection

The first collection to compare. This contains the elements the unit test expects.

actual
Type: System.Collections.ICollection

The second collection to compare. This is the collection the unit test produced.

message
Type: System.String

A message to display if the assertion fails. This message can be seen in the unit test results.

parameters
Type: System.Object[]

An array of parameters to use when formatting message.

ExceptionCondition
AssertFailedException

An element was found in one of the collections but not the other.

Two collections are equivalent if they have the same elements in the same quantity, but in any order. Elements are equal if their values are equal, not if they refer to the same object.

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