Questions tagged [type-casting]

Type casting is the act of converting a value from one data type to another in a computer program.

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How could I convert uint type to bytes type in solidity?

I want to convert uint type data to bytes type in solidity. I've found a answer about this which is like below. function toBytes(uint256 x) public pure returns (bytes memory b) { b = new bytes(32)...
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Is there a need to check for null after casting?

Example: MyReceiver my = MyReceiver(_to); // To is an arbitrary address user provided my.someFunction(); // Do I need to check for my == null before calling? Strange enough I do ...
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Going from uint256 to uint8, is it possible?

I have a function that creates random numbers with a maximum value that you gives to it, the function was made to work with any uint256, and using % operator it returns a value between 0 and the ...
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What's the difference between 'address' and 'address payable'?

I saw a Solidity smart contract where some variables were declared with the type address and some were declared with the type address payable. What are the differences between the two? Do they store ...
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How to type cast fixed size byte arrays in solc 0.5.x?

In solc 0.4.28 I was able to do: uint foo = 42; bytes28 bar = bytes28(foo); but in 0.5.9 I'm getting the error: TypeError: Explicit type conversion not allowed from "uint256" to "bytes28". ...
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Solidity, how to cast SmartContract type to address

I am currently a bit stuck with my contract, the issue is following: I define a smartcontract type which is used for another address (aka address is smartcontract that provides the specified interface)...
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How to type-cast a function pointer in Solidity?

I have a function that takes a parameter of type function (uint256) view returns (uint256). I want to pass it a pointer to a function of type function (uint256) pure returns (uint256). Obviously ...
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A solidity 0.5.x function to convert adress-string to ethereum address

I'm looking for a Solidity 0.5.x compatible function to convert a string with and address like "0xde0B295669a9FD93d5F28D9Ec85E40f4cb697BAe" into a real address. I did use this function: function ...
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Cast contract to address payable

I am wondering if it is possible to cast a contract-reference to an address payable (in order to send to it money) or if it is possible to declare a contract-reference directly payable (with solidity >...
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How to convert bytes32 to uint8 in solidity ^0.5.0?

I can see that conversions from bytes to uint used to be much easier in previous versions of solidity. Now, using the same syntax, I get this error: TypeError: Explicit type conversion not allowed ...
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on the implicit type conversion rules in Solidity

Question in one sentence: Are there seperate implicit type conversion rules for function call resolution (other than the conversion rules for the remaining cases)? Regarding the array type ...
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abi.encodePacked with lot of zeros

According this documentation types shorter than 32 bytes are neither zero padded nor sign extended and When I use abi.encodePacked(address, uint, uint, address) I am getting a result with lot of ...
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The most gas-efficient way to convert msg.data to int128?

Is there any more gas-efficient way to convert msg.data to int128? Here is some suggested impl: function bytesToBytes16(bytes b, uint offset) private pure returns (bytes16) { bytes16 out; for (...
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How to typecast keccak256 function with multiple arguments to uint256?

solidity ^0.4.19 (works) uint256 randNonce++; return uint256(keccak256(msg.sender, randNonce, now)) solidity ^0.4.24 (throws) uint256 randNonce++; return uint256(keccak256(abi.encodePacked(msg....