Subspace also provides a set of components that simplifies its usage within React projects through the @embarklabs/subspace-react package.


You can install it through npm or yarn:

npm install --save @embarklabs/subspace-react web3 rxjs # RxJS and Web3.js are needed peer-dependencies



To use most of the subspace-react components, you need to wrap your app with the <SubspaceProvider web3={web3} /> component. This will make Subspace available to any nested components that accesses it via the useSubspace hook or has been wrapped in the withSubspace higher order component. Any React component might use Subspace so it makes sense to add the provider near the top level of your dApp. The SubspaceProvider requires a web3 object

// index.js
import React from 'react'
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom'
import MyApp from './MyApp'
import { SubspaceProvider } from '@embarklabs/subspace-react';

const web3 = new Web3("ws://localhost:8545");

const rootElement = document.getElementById('root')
  <SubspaceProvider web3={web3}>
    <MyApp />


Rather than relying on global variables or passing Subspace through props, The easiest way to access Subspace features is via the useSubspace hook. Be sure that your entire dApp is wrapped with a <SubspaceProvider /> to have it available througout the component tree.

// index.js
import React from 'react'
import { useSubspace } from '@embarklabs/subspace-react';

const MyComponent = () => {
  const subspace = useSubspace();

  // do something....
  // subspace.trackBalance(web3.eth.defaultAccount);

  return ...;

export default MyComponent


This higher order component is provided as an alternative to the useSubspace hook. This injects the subspace property with an already initialized Subspace instance. Just like with the hook, your entire dApp needs to be wrapped with a <SubspaceProvider />.

// index.js
import React from 'react'
import { withSubspace } from '@embarklabs/subspace-react';

const MyComponent = (props) => {
  // do something....
  // props.subspace.trackBalance(web3.eth.defaultAccount);

  return ...;

export default withSubspace(MyComponent);


Useful to make your component subscribe to any observable props it receives when the component is mounted and automatically unsubscribes when the component is unmounted. It can be used with any kind of observables.

import { observe } from '@embarklabs/subspace-react';

const ObserverComponent = observe(WrappedComponent);
Example usage:
const MyComponent = ({eventData}) =>  {
  // Handle initial state when no data is available
  if (!eventData) {
    return <p>No data</p>;
  return <p>Value: {eventData.someReturnValue}</p>

const MyEnhancedComponent = observe(MyComponent);

const SomeOtherComponent = () => {
  const myObservable$ ={fromBlock: 1});
  return <MyEnhancedComponent myProp={myObservable$} />;

Handling Contract Objects

The variable MyContractInstance is a web3.eth.Contract object pointing to a deployed contract address that has been enhanced with subspace.contract(). You can use a DApp framework like Embark to easily import that contract instance: import { MyContract } from './embarkArtifacts/contracts';.
To learn more about how to use subspace-react, there are full working examples available in Github