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Assert.AreEqual Method (Object, Object, String, Object[])

Verifies that two specified objects are equal. The assertion fails if the objects are not equal. 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 AreEqual(
	Object expected,
	Object actual,
	string message,
	params Object[] parameters


Type: Object

The first object to compare. This is the object the unit test expects.

Type: Object

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

Type: String

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

Type: Object[]

An array of parameters to use when formatting message.


expected is not equal to actual.

Different numeric types are treated as equal if the logical values are equal. For example, 42L is equal to 42.

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