I am sending ether to another smart contract and calling its fallback function with higher gas as like:

contractAddress.call.value(1 ether).gas(53000)();

It was working in solidity version 0.4.25 but it stopped working in 0.5.0 giving me error:

TypeError: Wrong argument count for function call: 0 arguments given but expected 1. This function requires a single bytes argument. Use "" as argument to provide empty calldata.

If I try to add blank argument in call() as it says in the error, then it gives me another error:

TypeError: Member "value" not found or not visible after argument-dependent lookup in tuple(bool,bytes memory) - did you forget the "payable" modifier?

I studied the breaking change documentation but that still could not find the solution. Any help would be appreciated :)


Make sure contractAddress is of type address payable. And yes, you'll need to provide an argument. E.g.:

address payable contractAddress = ...;
contractAddress.call.value(1 ether).gas(53000)("");
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  • This worked. Thanks again sir.. The mistake I was making was, that I was doing: contractAddress.call("").value(1 ether).gas(53000)(); means adding ("") after call which is incorrect. And as you suggested, I did: contractAddress.call.value(1 ether).gas(53000)(""); and that worked! – Yogesh - EtherAuthority.io Dec 1 '18 at 4:14
  • @smarx I am facing the same issue with the following code : require(msg.sender.call.value(rewardAmount).gas(36000)(""));. How would you specify the type of msg.sender ? Many thanks. – Stanislasdrg Reinstate Monica Dec 22 '18 at 17:26

Whoever comes here and sees the accepted answer should know that the approach by itself contains potential errors for the contract logic and provides a gateway for attackers.

Whenever you use call you should check the return value of the function called. It will return false if it reverts.

(bool success ,) = cA.call.value(1 ether).gas(xx)("");

Furthermore It's suggested to only do this with trusted addresses. Any contract can easily implement logic to do reentry attacks. If you want to do it with non-trusted addresses, add a mutex flag to any of your other functions.

Something like this:

contract XX {
    bool mutexFlag;

    function untrustedCall(address payable _untrusted) public {
        require(mutexFlag == false, "No reentry!");
        // do stuff
        mutexFlag = true; // set mutex
        (bool success, ) = _untrusted.call.value(xxx)(""); // transfer funds without breaking things
        mutexFlag = false;
        require(success, "Transfer failed!");

        // do some more stuff
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