ViewResult Class

Represents a class that is used to render a view by using an IView instance that is returned by an IViewEngine object.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)


Public Class ViewResult _
    Inherits ViewResultBase
Dim instance As ViewResult
public class ViewResult : ViewResultBase
public ref class ViewResult : public ViewResultBase
type ViewResult =  
        inherit ViewResultBase 
public class ViewResult extends ViewResultBase

The ViewResult type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public method ViewResult Initializes a new instance of the ViewResult class.



  Name Description
Public property MasterName Gets the name of the master view (such as a master page or template) to use when the view is rendered.
Public property Model Gets the view data model. (Inherited from ViewResultBase.)
Public property TempData Gets or sets the TempDataDictionary object for this result. (Inherited from ViewResultBase.)
Public property View Gets or sets the IView object that is rendered to the response. (Inherited from ViewResultBase.)
Public property ViewBag Gets the view bag. (Inherited from ViewResultBase.)
Public property ViewData Gets or sets the view data ViewDataDictionary object for this result. (Inherited from ViewResultBase.)
Public property ViewEngineCollection Gets or sets the collection of view engines that are associated with this result. (Inherited from ViewResultBase.)
Public property ViewName Gets or sets the name of the view to render. (Inherited from ViewResultBase.)



  Name Description
Public method Equals (Inherited from Object.)
Public method ExecuteResult When called by the action invoker, renders the view to the response. (Inherited from ViewResultBase.)
Protected method Finalize (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method FindView Searches the registered view engines and returns the object that is used to render the view. (Overrides ViewResultBase.FindView(ControllerContext).)
Public method GetHashCode (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetType (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method MemberwiseClone (Inherited from Object.)
Public method ToString (Inherited from Object.)



An action result represents a command that ASP.NET performs on behalf of an action method. The ViewResult class implements the abstract ViewResultBase class and is used to render a view. This class contains methods for finding the view to render and for executing the result. This class also contains properties that identify the view to render, the name of the view, the name of the master view, view data, temporary data, and a collection for view engines for the application.

If you want an action method to result in a rendered view, the action method should return a call to the controller's View helper method. The View helper method passes a ViewResult object to the ASP.NET MVC framework, which calls the object's ExecuteResult method.


The following example shows an action method that uses the controller's View helper method to pass a ViewResult object to the framework, which then executes the result and renders the view.

Public Class MyController
    Inherits System.Web.Mvc.Controller
    Function HelloWorld() As ActionResult
        ViewData("Message") = "Hello World!"
        Return View()
    End Function
End Class
public class MyController : Controller
    public ActionResult HelloWorld()
        ViewData["Message"] = "Hello World!";
        return View();

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


System.Web.Mvc Namespace