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I have a pre-deployed contractA with known ABI. I would like to call function func1(string,string) in the contractA (and pass the arguments) from a new contractB and send some value at the same time. So far, I managed to write the following (which does not send the arguments properly):

    contract contractB is mortal  {
        function invokeContractA() { 
            address contractAaddress= 0x1234567891234567891234567891234567891234;
            uint ValueToSend = 1234;
            contractAaddress.call.value(ValueToSend)(bytes4(sha3("func1(string,string)")),
                 "arg1TEXT", "arg2TEXT");
        }  
    }

Would appreciate your suggestions on what else is missing here (perhaps, need to convert the arguments into bytecode somehow?).

2 Answers 2

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Here's an approach that's simpler and checked by the compiler:

contract contractA {
    function blah(int x, int y) payable {}
}

contract contractB {
    function invokeContractA() { 
        contractA a = contractA(0x1234567891234567891234567891234567891234);
        uint ValueToSend = 1234;
        a.blah{value: ValueToSend}(2, 3);
    }  
}
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  • Thank you. What if I do not know the code of contractA, just the ABI?
    – k-zar
    Jun 30, 2016 at 2:43
  • You don't need to know all the code, just the signatures of the functions you want to call. Put those in your contractA definition like I did there, and you're good. Really you're just defining an interface. Jun 30, 2016 at 3:25
  • If you don't know the code of ContractA, you can call the function directly using .call . See here for more detail. Jan 25 at 23:20
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A more modern style, as the last answer has gone a bit out of date:

(tokenInAfterFee, tokenOutAmt) = spclContract.swap{value: msg.value}(_spctToSwap);

(edit: the accepted answer was edited after I posted this to match mine. Not sure that's a good idea, it's good to have access to old code as well... Anyways...)

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