Assert.AreEqual Method (String, String, Boolean, String)

Verifies that two specified strings are equal, ignoring case or not as specified. The assertion fails if they are not equal. Displays a message if the assertion fails.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework (in microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.unittestframework.dll)

public static void AreEqual (
	string expected,
	string actual,
	bool ignoreCase,
	string message
public static void AreEqual (
	String expected, 
	String actual, 
	boolean ignoreCase, 
	String message
public static function AreEqual (
	expected : String, 
	actual : String, 
	ignoreCase : boolean, 
	message : String



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


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


A Boolean value that indicates a case-sensitive or insensitive comparison. true indicates a case-insensitive comparison.


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

Exception typeCondition


expected is not equal to actual.

The invariant culture is used for the comparison.