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Use the ethers.js library as a collection of readable Svelte stores for Svelte, Sapper or SvelteKit.

This version only support ethers.js version 5. If you already use ethers.js version 6, please use ethers-svelte.

If you prefer to use the web3.js library to interact with EVM, you may be interested by the sister package svelte-web3.


For additional help or discussion, join us in our Discord.


Add the svelte-ethers-store package

npm i svelte-ethers-store

Basic usage (default stores connected to one chain)

Derived stores

This library creates a set of readable Svelte stores that are automatically updated when a new connection happens, or when the chain or the selected account change. You can import them directly in any Svelte or JavaScript files :

import {
} from 'svelte-ethers-store'
  • connected: store value is true if a connection has been set up.
  • provider: store value is an Ethers.js Provider instance when connected.
  • chainId: store value is the current chainId when connected.
  • chainData: store value is the current blokchain CAIP-2 data (when connected), see below.
  • signer: store value is an Ethers.js Signer instance when connected.
  • signerAddress: store value is a shortcut to get $signer.getAddress() when connected.
  • contract: store value is an Object for all ethers.Contract instances you need.

For these stores to be useful in your Svelte application, a connection to an EVM blockchain first need to established . The abstract helper defaultEvmStores can be used to initiate the connection and automatically instanciate all stores.

import { defaultEvmStores } from 'svelte-ethers-store'

Connection with the browser provider (eg wallets like Metamask)

To enable a connection with the current EIP-1193 provider injected in the browser window context, simply call setProvider on the library abstract helper with no argument:


Please note that setProvider can not be called at the top level of <script> for Sapper or SvelteKit or without the browser context. Be also careful that you cannot use setProvider with no argument in SSR context.

onMount(() => {
  // add a test to return in SSR context

Out of these restrictions, your app should call setProvider depending on the UX behavior you want to achieve, the library itself doesn't try to enforce arbitrary logic for you. You may want to use inside onMount when some conditions are met to connect automatically. Or you may prefer to call it later after an event (like in the click handler of "connect" button).

svelte-ethers-store will automatically update the stores when the network or accounts change and remove listeners at disconnection.

previous version of svelte-ethers-store were using a special method setBrowserProvider. The former naming still works but will be removed in later versions. Please update your code!

Connection with non injected EIP-1193 providers

To connect to non injected EIP-1193 providers like :

  • ethers.js
  • eth-provider
  • WalletConnect
  • Web3Modal

Call setProvider on the library abstract helper with the JavaScript provider instance object of the library. For example with Web3Modal :

const web3Modal = new Web3Modal(<your config>)
const provider = await web3Modal.connect()

svelte-ethers-store will automatically update the stores when the network or accounts change and remove listeners at disconnection.

Connection with other Ethers.js providers (ws, http, ipc, ...)

You can instanciate many types of providers using Ethers.js, see the relevant documentation and simply pass them as argument to defaultEvmStores.setProvider() to inititate the stores:

defaultEvmStores.setProvider(new ethers.providers.InfuraProvider(<args>))
// or
defaultEvmStores.setProvider(new ethers.providers.EtherscanProvider(<args>))
// or
defaultEvmStores.setProvider(new ethers.providers.AlchemyProvider(<args>))
// etc...

As a shortcut, if you pass an URL string or a valid connection object, a Ethers.js JsonRpcProvider will be automatically instantiated.

For provider that support the function getSigner(), a Signer Object will be automatically associated with the signer store. You can also pass addressOrIndex as the second argument of setProvider() to select another account than the default when possible.

defaultEvmStores.setProvider(<Ethers provider>, <addressOrIndex>)

If you don't need a signer, you might also call setProvider with the argument addressOrIndex as a null value and bypass any attempt to detect an account.

Using the stores

After a connection has been established, you may import the stores anywhere in your application. Most of the time, you should use the $ prefix Svelte notation to access the stores values.

  import { connected, chainId, signerAddress } from 'svelte-ethers-store'

{#if !$connected}

<p>My application is not yet connected</p>


<p>Connected to chain (id {$chainId}) with account ($signerAddress)</p>


Using the Ethers.js Providers and Signers API

Likewise use the $ prefix Svelte notation to access Provider or Signer read-only abstractions and use the whole Ethers.js API. (beware, in the Ethers library documentation, Provider or Signer instances are always noted as provider and signer, without $, but in the context of svelte-ethers-store, this naming is used by the Svelte stores themselves encapsulating Provider or Signer instances).

  import { connected, provider, signer } from 'svelte-ethers-store'

  // ...

  const { name, chainId } = await $provider.getNetwork()

  const balance = await $signer.getBalance()

  $signer.sendTransaction({<to>, <value>, <gasLimit>});

For providers that don't support getSigner, the value $signer will be null.

Using the contracts store for reactive contract calls

To enjoy the same reactivity as using $provider and $signer but with a contract instance, you first need to declare its address and interface. To differenciate each ethers.Contract instance, you also need to define a logical name. That's the function attachContract:


  import { defaultEvmStores } from 'svelte-ethers-store'

  // ...

  defaultEvmStores.attachContract('myContract',<address>, <abi>)

attachContract only needs to be called once and can be called before connection since ethers.Contract instances will only be created when a connection becomes available. You may want to reattach new contract definition or abi for example when you the current network change. For the old definition will be overwritten and instance updated in the contracts store, simply use the same logical name.

After a contract as be declared, you can use its instance anywhere using the $ notation and the logical name :

  import { contracts } from 'svelte-ethers-store'

  // ...

{#await $contracts.myContract.totalSupply()}


{:then value}

<span>result of contract call totalSupply on my contract : { value } </span>


By default, svelte-ethers-store build contract instances using the signer if available and if not the provider. You may want to force using the current provider by passing false as fourth argument.

  , <abi>, <signerIfavailble>)</signerIfavailble></abi>

Reading stores outside of Svelte files

The $ prefix Svelte notation to access store values is only available inside Svelte files. To directly access the instantiated values in pure javascript library without subscribing to the store, you can use a special getter on the library abstract helper:

// this is not a Svelte file but a standard JavaScript file
import { defaultEvmStores } from 'svelte-ethers-store'

if (defaultEvmStores.$selectedAccount) {
  // do something if store selectedAccount is non null

Forcing a disconnect (and removing all listeners)

Simply call the function disconnect directly on the on the library abstract helper:


Human readable chain CAIP-2 information

chainData is a store returning the current JavaScript CAIP-2 representation object.


The information returned by the chainData store depends (like all other ethers stores) on which chain the current provider is connected. If the store has not yet been connected (with setProvider), the store value will be undefined.

This object is extremely useful to build components that reactively update all variables elements that depends on the current active chain or account.

Below is the CAIP-2 formatted information when the default store is connected with the Ethereum Mainnet :

  "name": "Ethereum Mainnet",
  "chain": "ETH",
  "icon": "ethereum",
  "rpc": [
  "faucets": [],
  "nativeCurrency": {
    "name": "Ether",
    "symbol": "ETH",
    "decimals": 18
  "infoURL": "",
  "shortName": "eth",
  "chainId": 1,
  "networkId": 1,
  "slip44": 60,
  "ens": { "registry": "0x00000000000C2E074eC69A0dFb2997BA6C7d2e1e" },
  "explorers": [
      "name": "etherscan",
      "url": "",
      "standard": "EIP3091"

You might want to access all chains CAIP-2 data directly without using the chainData store. In this case, use the getter allChainsData, it returns the list of all CAIP-2 data available.

import { allChainsData } from 'svelte-ethers-store'


Another solution is to use the helper function getChainDataByChainId that takes the chainId as argument and returns the CAIP-2 data or an empty object if not found.

import { getChainDataByChainId } from 'svelte-ethers-store'


Ethers Svelte components [ experimental ]

We plan to export generic Svelte low level components both to demonstrate the use of the svelte-ethers-store library and as resuable and composable best practices components. A Balance and Identicon components have been implemented for now. You are welcome to help define and develop new components by joining our discussions in our Discord.

See also the components route in the example directory.

  import { Balance } from 'svelte-ethers-store/components'

<p>balance = <Balance address="0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000" /></p>


Cannot run using SvelteKit, I get error: Cannot read property 'BN' of undefined

The module ethers has not been detected by Vite. You need import ethers somewhere in your app or add optimizeDeps: { include: [ 'ethers' ] } in svelte.config.js

how to auto-connect on page load?

It is out of scope of this package to implement this function but it generally depends on the type of provider you are using and a way to store connection information between page loads (for example by using localStorage).


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