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HotChocolate–Disable Banana Cake Pop

Just by reading the title you would wonder what I’m talking about. HotChocolate is a GraphQL server implementation for .NET. And Banana Cake Pop is a GraphQL IDE (similar to Graphiql and GraphQL Playground) by the same authors.

When you include the HotChocolate NuGet package(HotChocolate.AspNetCore) in your ASP.NET Core application, Banana Cake Pop is installed and activated automatically.

When you browse to the GraphQL endpoint (by default ‘/graphql’) using a browser Banana Cake Pop will be loaded:

This is something that is really helpful during development but maybe not something you want in production.

To disable Banana Cake Pop outside development you can configure this through the GraphQLServerOptions:

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