Derive Macro gsdk::gp::Encode

    // Attributes available to this derive:
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Derive parity_scale_codec::Encode and parity_scale_codec::EncodeLike for struct and enum.

§Top level attributes

By default the macro will add Encode and Decode bounds to all types, but the bounds can be specified manually with the top level attributes:

  • #[codec(encode_bound(T: Encode))]: a custom bound added to the where-clause when deriving the Encode trait, overriding the default.
  • #[codec(decode_bound(T: Decode))]: a custom bound added to the where-clause when deriving the Decode trait, overriding the default.


A struct is encoded by encoding each of its fields successively.

Fields can have some attributes:

  • #[codec(skip)]: the field is not encoded. It must derive Default if Decode is derived.
  • #[codec(compact)]: the field is encoded in its compact representation i.e. the field must implement parity_scale_codec::HasCompact and will be encoded as HasCompact::Type.
  • #[codec(encoded_as = "$EncodeAs")]: the field is encoded as an alternative type. $EncodedAs type must implement parity_scale_codec::EncodeAsRef<'_, $FieldType> with $FieldType the type of the field with the attribute. This is intended to be used for types implementing HasCompact as shown in the example.
struct StructType {
    a: u32,
    b: u32,
    #[codec(encoded_as = "<u32 as HasCompact>::Type")]
    c: u32,


The variable is encoded with one byte for the variant and then the variant struct encoding. The variant number is:

  • if variant has attribute: #[codec(index = "$n")] then n
  • else if variant has discriminant (like 3 in enum T { A = 3 }) then the discriminant.
  • else its position in the variant set, excluding skipped variants, but including variant with discriminant or attribute. Warning this position does collision with discriminant or attribute index.

variant attributes:

  • #[codec(skip)]: the variant is not encoded.
  • #[codec(index = "$n")]: override variant index.

field attributes: same as struct fields attributes.

enum EnumType {
    #[codec(index = 15)]
    C = 3,

assert_eq!(EnumType::A.encode(), vec![15]);
assert_eq!(EnumType::B.encode(), vec![]);
assert_eq!(EnumType::C.encode(), vec![3]);
assert_eq!(EnumType::D.encode(), vec![2]);