This is a third-party plugin. Please report issues in its Github Repository
This plugin brings to Hardhat the Ethereum library
ethers.js, which allows you to interact with the Ethereum blockchain in a simple way.
it is in based on the existing effort by @nomiclabs :
And add extra functionality and the ability to get signer from address string
npm install --save-dev hardhat-deploy-ethers ethers
And add the following statement to your
This plugin creates no additional tasks.
This plugins adds an
ethers object to the Hardhat Runtime Environment.
This object has add some extra
hardhat-deploy specific functionality.
provider field is added to
ethers, which is an
automatically connected to the selected network.
These helpers are added to the
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>; function getContractOrNull(deploymentName: string, signer?: ethers.Signer | string): Promise<ethers.Contract | null>;
ContractFactorys returned by these helpers are connected to the first signer returned by
getSigners be default.
There are no additional steps you need to take for this plugin to work.
Install it and access ethers through the Hardhat Runtime Environment anywhere you need it (tasks, scripts, tests, etc). For example, in your
It also automatically integrate with the
hardhat-deploy plugin if detected
const contract = await hre.ethers.getContract('<deploymentName>');