Difference Between ViewResult() and ActionResult()

ActionResult -is an abstract class that can have several subtypes:
ViewResult – Renders a specifed view to the response stream

ActionResult is an abstract class that can have several subtypes.

ActionResult Subtypes

  • ViewResult – Renders a specifed view to the response stream
  • PartialViewResult – Renders a specifed partial view to the response stream
  • EmptyResult – An empty response is returned
  • RedirectResult – Performs an HTTP redirection to a specifed URL
  • RedirectToRouteResult – Performs an HTTP redirection to a URL that is determined by the routing engine, based on given route data
  • JsonResult – Serializes a given ViewData object to JSON format
  • JavaScriptResult – Returns a piece of JavaScript code that can be executed on the client
  • ContentResult – Writes content to the response stream without requiring a view
  • FileContentResult – Returns a file to the client
  • FileStreamResult – Returns a file to the client, which is provided by a Stream
  • FilePathResult – Returns a file to the client
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