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    Hardhat plugin for preparing the contract artifacts and the TypeChain bindings for registry deployment.


    This plugin builds on top the TypeChain plugin to prepare the contract artifacts and TypeChain bindings for being deployed to a package registry (e.g. More specifically, it deletes all artifacts and bindings that are not in an allowlist of contracts, minifying the directory structure in the process.


    First, install the plugin and its peer dependencies. If you are using Ethers or Waffle, run:

    yarn add --dev hardhat-packager typechain @typechain/hardhat @typechain/ethers-v5

    Or if you are using Truffle, run:

    yarn add --dev hardhat-packager typechain @typechain/hardhat @typechain/truffle-v5

    Second, import the plugin in your hardhat.config.js:


    Or, if you are using TypeScript, in your hardhat.config.ts:

    import "@typechain/hardhat";
    import "hardhat-packager";

    Required plugins


    This plugin adds the prepare-package task to Hardhat:

    Prepares the contract artifacts and the TypeChain bindings for registry deployment

    Environment Extensions

    This plugin does not extend the Hardhat Runtime Environment.


    This plugin extends the HardhatUserConfig object with an optional packager object. This object contains one field, contracts. This is an array of strings that represent the names of the smart contracts in your project. The plugin uses this array as an allowlist for the artifacts and the bindings that should be kept for registry deployment.

    An example for how to set it:

    module.exports = {
      packager: {
        // What contracts to keep the artifacts and the bindings for.
        contracts: ["MyToken", "ERC20"],
        // Whether to include the TypeChain factories or not.
        // If this is enabled, you need to compile the TypeChain files with the TypeScript compiler before shipping to the registry.
        includeFactories: true,


    To use this plugin you need to decide which contracts you would like to be part of the package deployed to the registry. Refer to the configuration section above.

    Then run this:

    yarn hardhat prepare-package

    And go look what you got in the artifacts and the typechain directory.


    • You may want to add the /artifacts, /contracts and /typechain globs to the files field in your package.json file.
    • You may want to blocklist some files, such as test contracts. You can do this via an .npmignore file.
    • See how the plugin is integrated in @hifi/protocol, and how the artifacts and the bindings are used in @hifi/deployers.


    MIT © Paul Razvan Berg


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