In MVC there are almost 12 types of result , Actionresult class is the base class and there are eleven sub types are available.
a)Viewresult: for returning view only.
b)PartialViewResult: It will render a particular partial view result, the best example of it will be like ajax in mvc, in action link, if any one wants to return ajax based partialview result , it will best use to use this.
c)EmptyResult: for returning empty result as response.
d)Redirectresult: performs http redirection
e)RedirectTorouteresult: Performs an HTTP redirection to a URL that is determined by the routing engine, based on given route data
f)jsonresult: it is very useful for returning any list as jsonresult format.
h)Contentresult: Writes content to the response stream without requiring a view
i)Filecontentresult: is the best useful for downloading a file script.
j)FileStreamresult: return file as binary bstream
k)Filepathresult: Returns a file to the client