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What is difference between return View() and return base.View() in C#?

My base controller is below:

public class BaseController : Controller
{
    public BaseController()
    {
    }
}

My Home controller is below:

public class HomeController : BaseController
{
    public ActionResult Index()
    {
        return View();
    }
    public ActionResult Login()
    {
        ActionResult action = base.View("Login");
        return action;
    }
}

My question is what is main difference between base.View() and View()? Is there any performance constrain or any other concern?

Last updated:9/21/2013 7:46:37 AM

1 Answers

Sumit Kesarwani
Sumit Kesarwani

Hi Ashish,


Well, it depends whether you want to call the overridden version if there is one. If you absolutely know when you write the code that you don't want to call an overridden version, call base.MyMethod(). If you want to use whatever version has been provided by the class, call this.MyMethod() or just MyMethod().

Last updated:9/21/2013 7:46:37 AM

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