async await return Task

async methods are different than normal methods. Whatever you return from async methods are wrapped in a Task.

If you return no value(void) it will be wrapped in Task, If you return int it will be wrapped in Task<int> and so on.

If your async method needs to return int you’d mark the return type of the method as Task<int> and you’ll return plain int not the Task<int>. Compiler will convert the int to Task<int> for you.

private async Task<int> MethodName()
    await SomethingAsync();
    return 42;//Note we return int not Task<int> and that compiles

Sameway, When you return Task<object> your method’s return type should be Task<Task<object>>

public async Task<Task<object>> MethodName()
     return Task.FromResult<object>(null);//This will compile

Since your method is returning Task, it shouldn’t return any value. Otherwise it won’t compile.

public async Task MethodName()
     return;//This should work but return is redundant and also method is useless.

Keep in mind that async method without an await statement is not async.

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