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How to fix "Property 'ethereum' does not exist on type 'Window & typeof globalThis'.ts(2339)"

Introduction

When working with MetaMask APIs, you might encounter this warning: "Property 'ethereum' does not exist on type 'Window & typeof globalThis'.ts(2339)" when accessing window.ethereum in a TypeScript project. MetaMask injects a global API into websites visited by its users at window.ethereum

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To fix this warning, and corresponding compile error, add this declaration at the top level of your file, after imports.

declare var window: any
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Note, this is not the best fix as this temporarily fixes the warning by telling the TypeScript compiler to treat window as of type any hence ignore any warnings.

This sacrifices also any IntelliSense and auto-completion provided by code editor on the window object.


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sheriff0613

I have met the same issue.
When I typed above code to my file and met the another issue said "Subsequent variable declarations must have the same type. Variable 'window' must be of type 'Window & typeof globalThis', but here has type 'any'.ts(2403)".
Could you help me with solving this issue?

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Hi!
Please share a github or codepen so I can have a look