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The possibility of this to happen is may be your old solution still exist in your site collection.Try deactivating it and activate your new solution. Please let me know if this helped you or not or you are facing some other issue. Thanks
Found a solution: 1) First create a page to handle the redirection 2) Then create a module to deploy this file 3) Then change the welcome page All with c# and without publishing sites. See the complete solution here: Application page as home page
Inspired by Arsalan Adam Khatri's answer I found a solution: 1) First create a page to handle the redirection: LayoutPageRedirect.aspx <html> <head> <META http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=./_layouts/folder/HomePageCustom.aspx"> </head> </html> 2) Then create a module to deploy this file <?xml version="1.0" ...
You cannot set Application pages as Welcome Page, only Site pages located either at the root web or from a Pages library. But you can use a Redirect Page or redirection from your home page to layouts page. Please refer to Possible to have the default landing page of my Sharepoint Site be an applicaiton page? How to Set an Application Page as a default ...
You need Visual Studio to work with application pages.
You cannot edit application pages in SharePoint Designer. Because you can put code in them, SharePoint assumes that you had access to the file system but using designer not allowed. If you want to edit and change any "Layouts"/applicaiton pages, you must edit them with some tool that can put the file on the file system of the web server.
As per me it is not possible to open Application page in SharePoint Designer... After reading your post I tried doing same and got an alert(attached as image) You can also refer to this link clearly explaining Ghosting and Unghosting of Pages which says that _layouts and _vti_bin pages are to be excluded from the unghosting part as they cannot be done ...
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