ASP.NET / VB.NET - How do I clear out the Default.aspx file and have my form/page be the one that starts or have Default.aspx automatically call my page?

sqdperu used Ask the Experts™
My first ASP.NET Web Forms app.  VB.NET code behind (familiar with VB.NET)
I started my app and have it mostly done.   When I started I just made my own GFview.aspx form and put all my code in there.
I see when I created the app, it threw in it's own "Deafult.aspx" file with a bunch of MS links for ASP sites/info.

I want to clear all that mess out and have it be blank and automatically call my GFview.aspx page.

My questions:

If possible, I would like to put the code in the Default.aspx.vb file/code.  What code do I use?
Public Class _Default
    Inherits Page

    Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Me.Load

        '  ???   <== Here   ?

    End Sub

End Class

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I have no idea what the URL would be of the page I want to call.
When I run it in design mode, the URL is this:  "http://localhost:52405/GFview.aspx"

I don't know much about web based functionality.

I guess the goal I am trying to acheive is removing the junk from the Default.aspx page and have my one page be that one that is used.  I hope that makes sense.

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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net Developer

in your web.config:
        <defaultDocument enabled="true">
                <clear />
                <add value="MyPage.aspx"/>

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Chinmay PatelChief Technology Ninja
Distinguished Expert 2018

Hi sqdperu,

In addition to what Kyle has suggested,

Delete Default.aspx and rename your page from Solution Explorer(Not Windows Explorer) as Default.aspx


You can also set it via Project Settings. Project Properties > Web > Specific Page > Set it to GFView.aspx

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...if I'm understanding correctly, you just want it to automatically go to the GFView.aspx page when you load the site base URL?

   Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Me.Load


    End Sub

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This will make Default.aspx redirect as soon as it's requested to the other page.
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In the future when creating the project select empty project rather than winforms as per this video


Thanks everyone.   I went Ron's idea this time around.  It worked for this particular situation.   But I may try yours in the future.
I appreciate the help.

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