Deploying the HelloWorld Smart Contract Example

Now let’s look into deploying the HelloWorld Smart Contract in C# on your local network, firstly, let’s take a look at the contract itself.

Compiling the HelloWorld smart contract

A smart contract in C# must be compiled into CIL before it can be deployed. For this, we are going to use the Stratis Smart Contract Tool. The Stratis Smart Contract Tool is compiled and packaged with the Cirrus Core Developer Edition wallet and can be found in the below directory: <INSTALLDIR>\resources\sdk


If you are progressing through the tutorial headless, the Stratis Smart Contract Tool for compiling contracts compatible with the Developer Edition (DLT) can be found here.

  1. Open Command Prompt and Navigate to the sdk directory
  2. Execute the following command: Stratis.SmartContracts.Tools.Sct.exe validate [PATH_TO_SMART_CONTRACT] -sb. A relative path to `HelloWorld.cs in your Stratis Full Node repository should work fine.
  3. Copy the CIL to your clipboard.

To see more information on the options available for the sct validate command, use the following command: Stratis.SmartContracts.Tools.Sct.exe validate --help

To see the general help on the sct, use the following command: Stratis.SmartContracts.Tools.Sct.exe --help

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If you are building the Stratis Smart Contract Tool from source and have previously cloned the repository, please ensure that before you compile any smart contracts, you sync the repository to the latest version of the source code and rebuild the tool.

Deploying the HelloWorld smart contract

Begin by making sure that you have the Local Smart Contract network running. You should now be in possession of 100,000,000 CRS-TEST tokens within your Hackathon_1 wallet! You can deploy the token from the Cirrus Core UI or via Swagger which can be launched from the Wallet drop-down in the top right. This tutorial will demonstrate the deployment from the Cirrus Core GUI.

Navigate to the Smart Contracts tab within the Cirrus Core wallet and select the Create Contract button

Smart Contracts Dashboard

You will now be presented with the Create Contract dialog. To deploy the contract you will need to complete the relevant fields. Each member of the object is fully documented in the API. Use the CIL code you generated in the previous section for the Byte Code field.

Create Contract

Once completed, select the Create Contract button to deploy the contract. Once deployed, the contract will be visible on the Smart Contracts Dashboard as per below:

Deployed Contract

To interact with the deployed contract, you can simply select the Browse API hyperlink to be directed to Swagger.

Browse API

This will then launch your defined Internet Browser

Contract API

Select the SayHello method to display the available parameters

Contract API

Calling the SayHello() method

We are going to call the SayHello() method, to do this click the Try it out button.

Try it out

A lot of the text fields are pre-populated, all that is required is to enter the password.

Try it out

Click the Execute button to call the method. The response can be seen below instantaneously.

Say Hello Response

As detailed in the response, we need to check the receipt to view what was returned from the Smart Contract. Navigate back to the Smart Contracts Dashboard within Cirrus Core where you will find your balance has reduced slightly and in addition there is a new type of Smart Contract execution listed.

Smart Contract Call Type

Click the hyperlinked hash text to view the receipt.

Smart Contract Hash

Upon clicking the hyperlinked text, you will be presented with a new dialog that displays the receipt of the Smart Contract call. Here we can see the returnValue proving that the Smart Contract call was successful!

Smart Contract Receipt

Now we have deployed a basic HellowWorld contract, we can now look at extending the functionality in Tutorial 3.