dotnet add package GenericDeepEquality --version
NuGet\Install-Package GenericDeepEquality -Version
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="GenericDeepEquality" Version="" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add GenericDeepEquality --version
#r "nuget: GenericDeepEquality,"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install GenericDeepEquality as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=GenericDeepEquality&version=

// Install GenericDeepEquality as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=GenericDeepEquality&version=


Have a project with a lot of objects? Want to test equality, like for tests, without a lot of code?

First, if one or the other is null, it is equal if both are null.

Then they are not equal if they are not the same type.

If a class implements IEquatable, then it knows if it is equal.

Then determines if the class is an Enumerable. For Enumerables ensures each item in both lists is in the other list. Then and compares counts to limit issues with duplicates.

Otherwise, reflection is used to get each property and field and compares them.

If a class contains a property or field of it's own type, assumes it is a reference to itself and skips.

All comparisons are done recursively using GenericDeepEqualityComparer Equal function.

Known limitations - If both values are null, will return equal, even if original nullable types where different. This is a limitation of the language/ .Net. If both Enumerables contain duplicates, and both Enumerables contain the same number of elements, will return true, even if duplicate are different between lists (1,2,2,3) equals (1,2,3,3).

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 was computed.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 was computed. 
.NET Framework net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
Compatible target framework(s)
Additional computed target framework(s)
Learn more about Target Frameworks and .NET Standard.
  • .NETStandard 2.0

    • No dependencies.

NuGet packages

This package is not used by any NuGet packages.

GitHub repositories

This package is not used by any popular GitHub repositories.

Version Downloads Last updated 138 6/9/2023
1.1.0 118 5/29/2023
1.0.1 651 12/11/2019
1.0.0 451 12/8/2019