Using the useCapabilities Hook

In this section, we will be looking at how to use the useCapabilities hook to retrieve a list of available cryptocurrencies and tokens.

This method is essential when you need to get information on what you can do with the user's account.

Introduction to useCapabilities Hook

The useCapabilities hook is part of the @ledgerhq/wallet-api-client-react package. This hook allows you to fetch a list of permissions.

Sample Code

Here is an example that shows how to use the useCapabilities hook inside a React component:

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import { useState } from "react";
import { useCapabilities } from "@ledgerhq/wallet-api-client-react";
function App() {
  const { capabilities } = useCapabilities();
  return (
      <button onClick={() => {console.log(capabilities)}}> log Capabilities </button>
export default App;

In this example:

  • We import the useCapabilities hook from the @ledgerhq/wallet-api-client-react package.

  • We use the hook to get the capabilities array.

  • When the button is clicked, it log the list of capabilities.

Understanding the Response

Here is an example of a partial response from the useCapabilities hook:


Each string in the array represents a capability. They are composed in two part group.method :

  • group: Specifies in which area does the permission belong.
wallet, currency, account, exchange, bitcoin, device, transaction, storage, message, account
  • method: Specifies the method that you can call with this specific user.

Other fields

  const capabilitiesHook = useCapabilities();

loading : Loading state of capabilities field

  if (capabilitiesHook.loading){

error : State of the request

  if (capabilitiesHook.error){

updateData : Function that update the updateData


updatedAt : Last update of capabilities

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