since: 2.40

Declaration [src]

gdk_pixbuf_init_modules (
  const char* path,
  GError** error

Description [src]

Initalizes the gdk-pixbuf loader modules referenced by the loaders.cache file present inside that directory.

This is to be used by applications that want to ship certain loaders in a different location from the system ones.

This is needed when the OS or runtime ships a minimal number of loaders so as to reduce the potential attack surface of carefully crafted image files, especially for uncommon file types. Applications that require broader image file types coverage, such as image viewers, would be expected to ship the gdk-pixbuf modules in a separate location, bundled with the application in a separate directory from the OS or runtime- provided modules.

Available since: 2.40



Type: const char*

Path to directory where the loaders.cache is installed.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.

Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will be left initialized to NULL by the function if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: gboolean

No description available.