since: 2.12

Declaration [src]

gdk_threads_add_idle_full (
  gint priority,
  GSourceFunc function,
  gpointer data,
  GDestroyNotify notify

Description [src]

Adds a function to be called whenever there are no higher priority events pending. If the function returns FALSE it is automatically removed from the list of event sources and will not be called again.

This variant of g_idle_add_full() calls function with the GDK lock held. It can be thought of a MT-safe version for GTK+ widgets for the following use case, where you have to worry about idle_callback() running in thread A and accessing self after it has been finalized in thread B:

static gboolean
idle_callback (gpointer data)
   // gdk_threads_enter(); would be needed for g_idle_add()

   SomeWidget *self = data;
   // do stuff with self

   self->idle_id = 0;

   // gdk_threads_leave(); would be needed for g_idle_add()
   return FALSE;

static void
some_widget_do_stuff_later (SomeWidget *self)
   self->idle_id = gdk_threads_add_idle (idle_callback, self)
   // using `g_idle_add()` here would require thread protection in the callback

static void
some_widget_finalize (GObject *object)
   SomeWidget *self = SOME_WIDGET (object);
   if (self->idle_id)
     g_source_remove (self->idle_id);
   G_OBJECT_CLASS (parent_class)->finalize (object);

Available since: 2.12

This function is renamed to gdk_threads_add_idle() in language bindings.



Type: gint

The priority of the idle source. Typically this will be in the range between #G_PRIORITY_DEFAULT_IDLE and #G_PRIORITY_HIGH_IDLE.


Type: GSourceFunc

Function to call.


Type: gpointer

Data to pass to function.

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Type: GDestroyNotify

Function to call when the idle is removed, or NULL.

The argument can be NULL.

Return value

Type: guint

The ID (greater than 0) of the event source.