g_resources_lookup_data (
  const char* path,
  GResourceLookupFlags lookup_flags,
  GError** error


Looks for a file at the specified path in the set of globally registered resources and returns a GBytes that lets you directly access the data in memory.

The data is always followed by a zero byte, so you can safely use the data as a C string. However, that byte is not included in the size of the GBytes.

For uncompressed resource files this is a pointer directly into the resource bundle, which is typically in some readonly data section in the program binary. For compressed files we allocate memory on the heap and automatically uncompress the data.

lookup_flags controls the behaviour of the lookup.

Available since:2.32


path const char*

A pathname inside the resource.

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

A GResourceLookupFlags.

error GError **
  The return location for a GError*, or NULL.

Return value

Returns: GBytes

GBytes or NULL on error. Free the returned object with g_bytes_unref()

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