Vue web3

Web3 bindings for Vue.js

Version: 2.1.0 Updated: 08/28/2018

By: morrislaptop License: MIT

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Install

npm i vue-web3
yarn add vue-web3

Repository: https://github.com/morrislaptop/vue-web3

CDNs

bundle.run: https://bundle.run/vue-web3

jsDelivr: https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/vue-web3

unpkg: https://unpkg.com/vue-web3

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Vue.js bindings for Web3 1.0

Installation

In module environments, e.g CommonJS:

  npm install vue web3@beta vue-web3
  var Vue = require('vue')
  var Web3 = require('web3')
  var VueWeb3 = require('vue-web3')

  // explicit installation required in module environments
  Vue.use(VueWeb3, { web3: new Web3(web3.currentProvider) })

Usage

let myContract = new web3.eth.Contract(MyContract, '0xbA911C4A817e69998Ffd3626d3c5366038e8480F')

var vm = new Vue({
  el: '#demo',
  web3: {
    // can bind to calls
    lastUpdated: {
      contract: myContract,
      method: 'getLastUpdated',
      arguments: []
    },
    // can also bind to events
    transfers: {
      contract: myContract,
      event: 'OwnershipTransferred',
      options: {
        fromBlock: 2
      }
    }
  }
})

If you need to access properties from the Vue instance, use the function syntax:

var vm = new Vue({
  el: '#demo',
  web3: function () {
    return {
      lastUpdated: {
        contract: myContract,
        method: 'getLastUpdated',
        arguments: [this.$store.state.user.uid]
      }
    }
  }
})

⚠️: This function will get executed only once. If you want to have automatic rebind (pretty much like a computed property) use a $watch and call $unbind and then $bindCall or $bindEvents

<div id="demo">
  <pre>{{ lastUpdated }}</pre>
  <ul>
    <li v-for="transfer in transfers">From {{ transfer.previousOwner }} to {{ transfer.newOwner }}</li>
  </ul>
</div>

The above will bind the Vue instance's lastUpdated and transfers to the respective Web3 data sources.

Alternatively, you can also manually bind to Web3 with the $bindCall or $bindEvents instance methods:

let myContract = new web3.eth.Contract(MyContract, '0xbA911C4A817e69998Ffd3626d3c5366038e8480F')
vm.$bindCall('user', { contract: myContract, method: 'getUser' })
vm.$bindEvents('transfers', { contract: myContract, event: 'OwnershipTransferred' })

// References are unbound when the component is destroyed but you can manually unbind a reference
// if needed
vm.$unbind('items')

Error: The current provider doesn't support subscriptions: MetamaskInpageProvider

In order to get updates from the blockchain, this library requires a provider that supports subscriptions. MetaMask does not currently inject a provider with this support, this is being tracked via metamask-extension/2350.

Thankfully, we can create our own provider:

var provider = new Web3.providers.WebsocketProvider('wss://ropsten.infura.io/ws')

Until MetaMask's provider supports subscriptions, you can have a write web3 instance with MetaMask's provider and a read web3 instance which uses the WebsocketProvider.

Contributing

Clone the repo, then:

$ npm install    # install dependencies
$ npm test       # run test suite with coverage report
$ npm run dev    # watch and build dist/vue-web3.js
$ npm run build  # build dist/vue-web3.js and vue-web3.min.js

License

MIT

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