I have simple .NET Core 2.2 Web App that I have deployed to Azure App Service. App contains a simple HomeController with Index Action and Index.cshtml file.

When I try to browse the page it gives me InvalidOperationException with message The view '~/src/Views/Home/Index.cshtml' was not found.

I have verified the path of the file and build action (Content), but due to some strange reason it cannot find the view. However surprisingly if I change the name of the View to Index1.cshtml it works.

Can anyone explain why this is happening?

public class HomeController : Controller
        public IActionResult Index()
            return View("~/src/Views/Home/Index.cshtml");
public void Configure(IApplicationBuilder app, IHostingEnvironment env) {

        app.UseMvc(routes =>
                name: "default",
                template: "{controller=Home}/{action=Index}/{id?}");


I expect it to render the Index.cshtml instead it give me this: InvalidOperationException: The view '~/src/Views/Home/Index.cshtml' was not found. The following locations were searched: ~/src/Views/Home/Index.cshtml