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Assert.AreEqual Method (Object, Object, String)

Verifies that two specified objects are equal. The assertion fails if the objects 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 (
	Object expected,
	Object actual,
	string message
)
public static void AreEqual (
	Object expected, 
	Object actual, 
	String message
)
public static function AreEqual (
	expected : Object, 
	actual : Object, 
	message : String
)

Parameters

expected

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

actual

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

message

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

Exception typeCondition

AssertFailedException

expected is not equal to actual.

Different numeric types are treated as unequal even if the logical values are equal. For example, 42L is not equal to 42.

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