since: 2.26


g_settings_new (
  const gchar* schema_id


Creates a new GSettings object with the schema specified by schema_id.

It is an error for the schema to not exist: schemas are an essential part of a program, as they provide type information. If schemas need to be dynamically loaded (for example, from an optional runtime dependency), g_settings_schema_source_lookup() can be used to test for their existence before loading them.

Signals on the newly created GSettings object will be dispatched via the thread-default GMainContext in effect at the time of the call to g_settings_new(). The new GSettings will hold a reference on the context. See g_main_context_push_thread_default().

Available since: 2.26



Type: const gchar*

The id of the schema.

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

Return value

Type: GSettings

A new GSettings object.

The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.