I am trying to compile the following contract on Remix.

    pragma solidity ^0.4.24;

contract financialContracts3{

address issuer;
constructor() public{
   issuer = msg.sender;
modifier ifIssuer(){
   if(issuer != msg.sender){
   }else {
function receiveFunds( )public payable{

function getValue() public constant {
   return issuer.balance;

I am getting following error message:

browser/financialContract3.sol:20:4: TypeError: Different number of arguments in return statement than in returns declaration. return issuer.balance;


Some body please guide me.


  • I am getting following warning now: browser/financialContract3.sol:20:11: Warning: Using contract member "balance" inherited from the address type is deprecated. Convert the contract to "address" type to access the member, for example use "address(contract).balance" instead. return this.balance; ^----------^
    – zak100
    Nov 22 '18 at 13:34
  • I tried the following and it worked: function getValue() public view returns(uint) { address myAddress = this; return myAddress.balance; } as provided a solution at another place.
    – zak100
    Nov 22 '18 at 13:55

In Solidity, you must be explicit about the variables that you return from a function. So here would be a corrected version of your code:

function getValue() public view returns(uint){
   return this.balance;

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