Difference between RenderBody and RenderSection in ASP.NET MVC
The following table lists the difference between RenderBody() and RenderSection() methods.
|RenderBody must be present in the layout view.||RenderSection method is optional.|
|RenderBody renders all the content of child view which is not wrapped in named section.||RenderSection renders only a part child view that is wrapped under named section.|
|Multiple RenderBody() method is NOT allowed in a single layout view.||Multiple RenderSection() method is allowed in a single layout view.|
|RenderBody() method does not include any parameter.||RenderSection() method includes boolean parameter "required" which makes the section optional or mandatory. If required parameter is true then the child view must contain the section.|
Visit Layout View in MVC tutorials section for more information.