Compare objects/values

I have two dictionaries with objects in, of different types, I want to compare with the values in another dictionary, but I get object(bool), value==true != object(bool)==true in the quick watch window, I guess because i'm not comparing two bools, but two objects.

A nice elegant way round this?

(They're not all bools)
Silas2Asked:
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Can you post the relevant code so we can understand what may be happening please.
Silas2Author Commented:
Basically I've got setting values coming from a legacy database, posted out to a web ui, coming back and the objects are not being matched, e.g.
30 (int) != 30 (long)
maybe .ToSring() on all of them might be a crude safe answer?
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Sorry without seeing the actual code I can not tell what is going on. Your last post assumes I am well versed with the application which I am not.
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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
>>30 (int) != 30 (long)

If you mean your code is saying an int 30 is not equal to a long 30 then it makes me think you are NOT comparing what you think you are.  Put a breakpoint at the problem line comparing values and check just what you are comparing.
Silas2Author Commented:
its difficult to give code examples cos its so many layers, other than saying I have two dictionaries of objects, the underlying type of each object has slipped a bit from SQL Server =>c#=>typescript=>javasricpt=>html=>http=>c# , these are not all typesafe languages, these do not share the same types, so by the time I do the comparison, the types have shifted a bit.
I just want an elegant way of comparing this rag-tag bag of objects, i'm using ToString() which is crude, but sorta works.
Silas2Author Commented:
PS these are app settings so they are a mixed bag of dates/numbers/text etc.
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
>>mixed bag of dates/numbers/text etc.

In that case converting everything to strings is likely the most convenient option - just make certain you take care of any consistant formatting for types such as dates

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Silas2Author Commented:
Ok, see if it passes a code review!
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