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Vue Connect Wallet: A Fully-customizable UI Button And Utility Functions For Connecting To A Web3 Wallet5 min read

vue-connect-wallet

Bootstrap your decentralized applications by delegating the tedious and repetitive task of wallet connection and button design to this plugin.

Provides a ready-made and fully-customizable UI button and utility functions for connecting to a web3 wallet (MetaMask). It has built-in Typescript support and supports Dark mode.

The button takes care of displaying the user’s wallet address, their identicon / avatar and pending transactions.
Utility functions for connecting to a MetaMask wallet are provided. More wallets can be added in the future as per public request. Feel free to contribute yourself!

Getting started

This plugin uses vue-demi to support both Vue 2 and Vue 3, but usage in Vue 2 is prone to issues, so Vue 3 is the recommended version of vue for this plugin.

Installation

Use Yarn or npm to install the library vue-connect-wallet.

yarn add vue-connect-wallet

npm install vue-connect-wallet

Registering the component

In the main.js file, import the styles.

import “vue-connect-wallet/dist/style.css”;

Then, you can either register ConnectWalletButton as a global component or specifically import it in the components you need (recommended).

To register as global component, in your main.js:

import VueConnectWallet from ‘vue-connect-wallet’
createApp(App).use(VueConnectWallet).mount(“#app”);

To import individually (recommended):

import { ConnectWalletButton } from ‘vue-connect-wallet’
export default {
components:{
ConnectWalletButton
}
}

Note: If using <script setup>, you only need to import the component without registering it.

Usage

Button component

If the address is empty or doesn’t start with 0x, the “Connect Wallet” button will be shown. If an address is provided, it will instead display the identicon and the sliced address.

Simple usage

<ConnectWalletButton address=”0x00″ />

Advanced Usage

<ConnectWalletButton
address=”0x00″
:txnCount=”0″
:dark=”false”
>
<!– Override the default text on the “Connect Wallet” button –>
Connect Wallet!

<template #pending>
<!– Override the blue pending transaction div –>
</template>

<template #spinner>
<!– Use your own Spinner (svg, css, image, etc.) –>
</template>

<template #identicon>
<!– Use your own identicon library. Jazzicon is the default –>
</template>

<template #connectWalletButton>
<!– Use your own button for the “Connect Wallet” state when no address is provided –>
<template>

<template #addressButton>
<!– Use your own button to display the address when address is provided. Does not remove the pending transaction div –>
</template>
</ConnectWalletButton>

MetaMask Utils

Provides functions to easily connect to a MetaMask wallet, get accounts and listen to changes when an account is changed and when a chain/network is changed.

import { useMetaMaskWallet } from ‘vue-connect-wallet’

const wallet = useMetaMaskWallet()

Utilities provided in useMetaMaskWallet:

/** Returns boolean value indicating if MetaMask is detected on the browser **/
wallet.isMetaMask: boolean;
/**
* Returns account address array if wallet is connected otherwise opens MetaMask popup.
* On error, returns a single string with the error message
*/
wallet.connect(): Promise<string | string[]>;
/**
* Get all connected accounts addresses. Returns an empty array if none connected
* On error, returns a single string with the error message
*/
wallet.getAccounts(): Promise<string | string[]>;
/**
* Opens a MetaMask popup to connect/disconnect from a list of user’s accounts. Returns an array.
* The popup opens even if the user has already connected some accounts.
* On error, returns a single string with the error message
*/
wallet.switchAccounts(): Promise<string | string[]>;
/**
* Event handler for when the user changes the account in MetaMask
*
* Reference for event handlers: https://docs.metamask.io/guide/ethereum-provider.html#events
* @param callback Function that takes accounts string array as an argument
*/
wallet.onAccountsChanged: (callback: (accounts: string[]) => void) => void;
/**
* Event handler for when the user changes the active chain in MetaMask
*
* Reference for event handlers: https://docs.metamask.io/guide/ethereum-provider.html#events
* @param callback Function that takes chainId number as an argument
*/
wallet.onChainChanged: (callback: (chainId: number) => void) => void;

Example

Example usage in Vue 3 with Typescript, using <script setup lang=”ts”>:

import { useMetaMaskWallet } from ‘vue-connect-wallet’

const address = ref(”);
const wallet = useMetaMaskWallet();

wallet.onAccountsChanged((accounts: string[]) => {
console.log(“account changed to: “, accounts[0]);
});
wallet.onChainChanged((chainId: number) => {
console.log(“chain changed to:”, chainId);
});

const connect = async () => {
const accounts = await wallet.connect();
if (typeof accounts === “string”) {
console.log(“An error occurred” + accounts);
};
address.value = accounts[0];
};

const switchAccount = async () => {
await wallet.switchAccounts();
connect();
};

const isConnected = async () => {
const accounts = await wallet.getAccounts()
if(typeof accounts === ‘string’) return false
return accounts.length > 0
}

Contributing

Conribution in any area is welcome. Adding support for new wallets would be very much appreciated.

To develop in this repo, just clone it and run yarn to install all the dependencies. Look at the package.json to understand the scripts.

Miscellaneous

Note on Identicons (Jazzicon)
This package comes with the Jazzicon from the library vue3-jazzicon. Installing it as a dependency in the plugin raised import errors due to which I bundled the component in this plugin itself.

Author

Hi! I am Neelansh Mathur. I am a freelancer specializing in Frontend development for Blockchain applications, and currently studying Computer Engineering. You can find out more about me at my social links.

I made this plugin because I was having to repeatedly use the same code and redesign buttons for every dApp I develop for. This has made my life easier and I hope it does the same for you 💚.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mneelansh15
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neelansh-mathur/
Dev.to: https://dev.to/neelansh15
Github: https://github.com/neelansh15

GitHub

https://github.com/neelansh15/vue-connect-wallet

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