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How can I connect and coordinate with MetaMask in a Unity-based Windows program?

asked 2021-05-18 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2021-09-04 06:00:00 +0000

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To connect and coordinate with MetaMask in a Unity-based Windows program, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create or open a Unity project.

  2. Install the MetaMask browser extension in your preferred browser.

  3. Import the Nethereum.Unity plugin, which provides Unity-specific interfaces for interacting with the Ethereum blockchain.

  4. Use the Nethereum.Unity plugin to connect to the Ethereum network and obtain a Web3 instance.

  5. Use the MetaMask browser extension to sign Ethereum transactions and communicate with Ethereum contracts.

  6. Implement the game logic or other functionality that requires interaction with MetaMask and the Ethereum network.

Here is an example of how you can use the Nethereum.Unity plugin to connect to the Ethereum network:

using UnityEngine;
using Nethereum.Web3;

public class EthereumConnector : MonoBehaviour
{
    private string _infuraApiKey = "your-api-key";
    private string _network = "ropsten";
    private string _rpcUrl;

    private Web3 _web3;

    void Start()
    {
        _rpcUrl = $"https://{_network}.infura.io/v3/{_infuraApiKey}";
        _web3 = new Web3(_rpcUrl);
    }

    public async void GetBalance(string address)
    {
        var balance = await _web3.Eth.GetBalance.SendRequestAsync(address);
        Debug.Log($"Balance of {address}: {balance}");
    }
}

In this example, the script connects to the Ropsten testnet using an Infura API key, and obtains a Web3 instance that can be used to interact with the Ethereum network. The GetBalance method can be called to get the balance of a specified Ethereum address.

To use MetaMask for signing transactions and interacting with Ethereum contracts, you can use the Web3 injected by MetaMask. Here is an example of how to obtain the injected Web3 instance:

using UnityEngine;
using Nethereum.Web3;

public class MetaMaskConnector : MonoBehaviour
{
    private Web3 _web3;

    void Start()
    {
        if (!Application.isEditor)
        {
            _web3 = new Web3(Web3.Web3Provider);
        }
    }

    public async void SendTransaction()
    {
        var transaction = new Nethereum.RPC.Eth.DTOs.TransactionInput();
        // set transaction properties
        var receipt = await _web3.Eth.TransactionManager.SendTransactionAsync(transaction);
        Debug.Log($"Transaction receipt: {receipt.TransactionHash}");
    }
}

In this example, the script checks if the application is running in the Unity editor, and if not, obtains the Web3 instance injected by MetaMask. The SendTransaction method can be called to send an Ethereum transaction using the injected Web3 instance.

Note that the injected Web3 instance may not be available in the Unity editor, and it is recommended to use a local blockchain or testnet for development and testing purposes.

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