This works fine in Remix but when trying to work in VSCode (for compiling purposes; DApp course, trying to build .json through compile.js ) it throws the error

  1. Using ".value(...)" is deprecated. Use "{value: ...}" instead.

  2. security/no-call-value: Consider using 'transfer' in place of 'call.value()'.
    from this line :-
    (bool success,) = recipient.call.value(request.value)(""); //Third last line below

pragma solidity >=0.5.16 <0.7.0;

contract CampaignFactory{
   Campaign[] public deployedCampaigns;

    function createCampaign(uint minimum) public{
        Campaign newCampaign = new Campaign(minimum,msg.sender);


    function getDeployedCampaigns() public view returns ( Campaign[] memory) {
        return deployedCampaigns;

contract Campaign{

    struct Request {
        string description;
        uint value;
        address recipient;
        bool complete;
        uint approvalCount;
        mapping( address => bool ) approvals;


 Request[]  public requests;                   
 address public manager;                               
 uint public minimumContribution;                                 
 mapping( address => bool) public approvers;                     
 uint public contributersCount;                           

    modifier restricted(){
        require(msg.sender == manager);

  // constructor************************************************  
    constructor(uint minimum,address creator) public {
        manager = creator;
        minimumContribution = minimum;


    function contribute() public payable{
        require(msg.value > minimumContribution);

        approvers[msg.sender] = true;


    function createRequest(string memory description, uint value, address recipient ) public restricted() {
        Request memory newRequest = Request({
            description: description,
            value: value,
            recipient: recipient,
            complete: false,
            approvalCount: 0




    function approveRequest( uint index) public{
        Request storage request_index = requests[index];



        request_index.approvals[msg.sender] = true;



    function finalizeRequest(uint  index) public payable restricted {
        Request storage  request = requests[index];
        require(request.approvalCount > (contributersCount / 2));

        address payable recipient = address(uint160(request.recipient));
        (bool success,) = recipient.call.value(request.value)("");
        (success, "Transfer failed.");
        request.complete = true;


  • What version of solidity are you using? Perhaps you have one version configured in Remix and a different one in VSCode. I'd recommend to specify what version you want to use: pragma solidity 0.5.16 (or use 0.6.5 if you want to target new version).
    – Ismael
    Apr 13, 2020 at 6:54

2 Answers 2


That is an outdated error message. I assume you are using ethlint as linter which means you can silence this warning by creating a .soliumrc.json in your repository with the following content:

  "extends": "solium:recommended",
  "plugins": ["security"],
  "rules": {
    "no-call-value": "off"

See the Github issue and further explanations on how to use call.value.

  • all went good ( gets compiled and i can build the .json files)and while i was running mocha test before deploying my contract ( DApp tutorial), i can clearly see that ether is not being transferred from the last function, the main issue related from the start to call.value().................. Apr 13, 2020 at 15:22

With respect to the ".value(...)" is deprecated. Use "{value: ...}" warning:

You can use the following pattern to remove the warning:

(bool success, ) = recipient.call{value:amt}("");
require(success, "Transfer failed.");

solidity.readthedocs.io , solidity dotsyntax 0.7.0 =>

The following syntax is deprecated: 
f.gas(...)(), f.value(...)() and (new C).value(...)().  

Replace these calls by
f{gas: ..., value: ...}() and (new C){value: ...}(). 

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