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# buidler-ethers-v5

Buidler plugin for integration with ethers.js version 5.

# What

This plugin brings to Buidler the Ethereum library ethers.js, version 5, which allows you to interact with the Ethereum blockchain in a simple way.

it is in based on the existing effort by @nomicalbas : @nomiclabas/buidler-ethers

# Installation

npm install --save-dev buidler-ethers-v5 ethers

And add the following statement to your buidler.config.js:


# Tasks

This plugin creates no additional tasks.

# Environment extensions

This plugins adds an ethers object to the Buidler Runtime Environment.

This object has add some extra Buidler-specific functionality. But contrary to @nomiclabas/buidler-ethers it does not add ethers field that can already be accessed via the ethers library itself as import

# Provider object

A provider field is added to ethers, which is an ethers.providers.Provider automatically connected to the selected network.

# Helpers

These helpers are added to the ethers object:

function getContractFactory(name: string, signer?: ethers.Signer | string): Promise<ethers.ContractFactory>;

function getContractFactory(abi: any[], bytecode: ethers.BytesLike, | string, signer?: ethers.Signer | string): Promise<ethers.ContractFactory>;

function getContractAt(nameOrAbi: string | any[], address: string, signer?: ethers.Signer | string): Promise<ethers.Contract>;

function getSigners() => Promise<ethers.Signer[]>;

function getSigner(address: string) => Promise<ethers.Signer>;

function getContract(deploymentName: string, signer?: ethers.Signer | string): Promise<ethers.Contract>;

The Contracts and ContractFactorys returned by these helpers are connected to the first signer returned by getSigners be default.

# Usage

There are no additional steps you need to take for this plugin to work.

Install it and access ethers through the Buidler Runtime Environment anywhere you need it (tasks, scripts, tests, etc). For example, in your buidler.config.js:

It also automatically integrate with the buidler-deploy plugin if detected

const contract await bre.ethers.getContract('<deploymentName>');

# TypeScript support

You need to add this to your tsconfig.json's files array: "node_modules/buidler-ethers-v5/src/type-extensions.d.ts"