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Using GemWallet in the browser

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This page assumes that you have GemWallet installed.

Importing the library

Let's first import the library in the <head> tag of our page.

Install the packaged library via script tag using cdnjs, swapping in the desired version number for {version}. You can also replace {version} with master to get the last version (not recommended).

<head>
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/GemWallet/gemwallet-extension@{version}/dist/gemwallet-api.min.js"></script>
</head>

This will expose a global variable called window.GemWalletApi that will contain our library.

Now let's dig into what functionalities are available to you.

Methods

isConnected()

tip

We recommend that you check if the user is connected before using any of the other methods available.

isConnected() -> <Promise<boolean>>

Returns true if the user has GemWallet extension installed, and false otherwise.

GemWalletApi.isConnected().then((isConnected) => {
if (isConnected) {
console.log("User has GemWallet!");
} else {
console.log("User doesn't have GemWallet!");
}
});

getAddress()

getAddress() -> <Promise<string|null|undefined>>

Returns:

  • string returns the classic address of the wallet.
  • null user refused to share the address within GemWallet.
  • undefined something went wrong.

Here is an example of implementation:

GemWalletApi.isConnected().then((isConnected) => {
if (isConnected) {
GemWalletApi.getAddress().then((address) => {
console.log(`Your address: ${address}`);
});
}
});

getNetwork()

getNetwork() -> <Promise<'Mainnet'|'Testnet'|'Devnet'|'NFTDevnet'>>

Returns:

  • Mainnet if the user is connected to the main network.
  • Testnet if the user is connected to the test network.
  • Devnet if the user is connected to the developer network.
  • NFTDevnet if the user is connected to the NFT Devnet.

Here is an example of implementation:

GemWalletApi.isConnected().then((isConnected) => {
if (isConnected) {
GemWalletApi.getNetwork().then((network) => {
console.log(`Your network: ${network}`);
});
}
});

getPublicKey()

getPublicKey() -> <Promise<{ publicKey: string, address: string }|null|undefined>>

Returns:

  • { publicKey: string, address: string } returns the public key and the classic address of the wallet.
  • null user refused to share the public key within GemWallet.
  • undefined something went wrong.

Here is an example of implementation:

GemWalletApi.isConnected().then((isConnected) => {
if (isConnected) {
GemWalletApi.getPublicKey().then(({ publicKey }) => {
console.log(`Your public key: ${publicKey}`);
});
}
});

sendPayment()

sendPayment(payment) -> <Promise<string|null|undefined>>

Take as parameters:

  • payment object
const payment = {
// The amount of currency to deliver (in drops)
amount: string;
// The unique address of the account receiving the payment
destination: string;
}

Returns:

  • string returns the hash of the transaction.
  • null user refused the payment within GemWallet.
  • undefined something went wrong.

Here is an example of implementation:

GemWalletApi.isConnected().then((isConnected) => {
if (isConnected) {
const payment = {
amount: "10",
destination: "rLWQskMM8EoPxaLsmuQxE5rYeP4uX7dhym",
};
GemWalletApi.sendPayment(payment).then((trHash) => {
console.log("Transaction Hash: ", trHash);
});
}
});

signMessage()

signMessage(message) -> <Promise<string|null|undefined>>

Take as parameters:

  • message string

Returns:

  • string returns the signed message.
  • null user refused the payment within GemWallet.
  • undefined something went wrong.

Here is an example of implementation:

GemWalletApi.isConnected().then((isConnected) => {
if (isConnected) {
GemWalletApi.signMessage("The message I want to get signed").then(
(signedMessage) => {
console.log("Signed message: ", signedMessage);
}
);
}
});