Interface

GioAsyncInitable

Description [src]

interface Gio.AsyncInitable : GObject.Object

This is the asynchronous version of GInitable; it behaves the same in all ways except that initialization is asynchronous. For more details see the descriptions on GInitable.

A class may implement both the GInitable and GAsyncInitable interfaces.

Users of objects implementing this are not intended to use the interface method directly; instead it will be used automatically in various ways. For C applications you generally just call g_async_initable_new_async() directly, or indirectly via a foo_thing_new_async() wrapper. This will call g_async_initable_init_async() under the cover, calling back with NULL and a set %GError on failure.

A typical implementation might look something like this:

enum {
   NOT_INITIALIZED,
   INITIALIZING,
   INITIALIZED
};

static void
_foo_ready_cb (Foo *self)
{
  GList *l;

  self->priv->state = INITIALIZED;

  for (l = self->priv->init_results; l != NULL; l = l->next)
    {
      GTask *task = l->data;

      if (self->priv->success)
        g_task_return_boolean (task, TRUE);
      else
        g_task_return_new_error (task, ...);
      g_object_unref (task);
    }

  g_list_free (self->priv->init_results);
  self->priv->init_results = NULL;
}

static void
foo_init_async (GAsyncInitable       *initable,
                int                   io_priority,
                GCancellable         *cancellable,
                GAsyncReadyCallback   callback,
                gpointer              user_data)
{
  Foo *self = FOO (initable);
  GTask *task;

  task = g_task_new (initable, cancellable, callback, user_data);
  g_task_set_name (task, G_STRFUNC);

  switch (self->priv->state)
    {
      case NOT_INITIALIZED:
        _foo_get_ready (self);
        self->priv->init_results = g_list_append (self->priv->init_results,
                                                  task);
        self->priv->state = INITIALIZING;
        break;
      case INITIALIZING:
        self->priv->init_results = g_list_append (self->priv->init_results,
                                                  task);
        break;
      case INITIALIZED:
        if (!self->priv->success)
          g_task_return_new_error (task, ...);
        else
          g_task_return_boolean (task, TRUE);
        g_object_unref (task);
        break;
    }
}

static gboolean
foo_init_finish (GAsyncInitable       *initable,
                 GAsyncResult         *result,
                 GError              **error)
{
  g_return_val_if_fail (g_task_is_valid (result, initable), FALSE);

  return g_task_propagate_boolean (G_TASK (result), error);
}

static void
foo_async_initable_iface_init (gpointer g_iface,
                               gpointer data)
{
  GAsyncInitableIface *iface = g_iface;

  iface->init_async = foo_init_async;
  iface->init_finish = foo_init_finish;
}
Available since:2.22

Prerequisite

In order to implement AsyncInitable, your type must inherit from GObject.

Functions

g_async_initable_new_async

Helper function for constructing GAsyncInitable object. This is similar to g_object_new() but also initializes the object asynchronously.

g_async_initable_new_valist_async

Helper function for constructing GAsyncInitable object. This is similar to g_object_new_valist() but also initializes the object asynchronously.

g_async_initable_newv_async

Helper function for constructing GAsyncInitable object. This is similar to g_object_newv() but also initializes the object asynchronously.

Deprecated since:

Instance methods

g_async_initable_init_async

Starts asynchronous initialization of the object implementing the interface. This must be done before any real use of the object after initial construction. If the object also implements GInitable you can optionally call g_initable_init() instead.

Available since: 2.22

g_async_initable_init_finish

Finishes asynchronous initialization and returns the result. See g_async_initable_init_async().

Available since: 2.22

g_async_initable_new_finish

Finishes the async construction for the various g_async_initable_new calls, returning the created object or NULL on error.

Available since: 2.22

Interface structure

struct GioAsyncInitableIface {
  GTypeInterface g_iface;
  void (* init_async) (
    GAsyncInitable* initable,
    int io_priority,
    GCancellable* cancellable,
    GAsyncReadyCallback callback,
    gpointer user_data
  );
  gboolean (* init_finish) (
    GAsyncInitable* initable,
    GAsyncResult* res,
    GError** error
  );
  
}
Interface members
g_iface
GTypeInterface
 

The parent interface.

init_async
void (* init_async) (
    GAsyncInitable* initable,
    int io_priority,
    GCancellable* cancellable,
    GAsyncReadyCallback callback,
    gpointer user_data
  )
 No description available.
init_finish
gboolean (* init_finish) (
    GAsyncInitable* initable,
    GAsyncResult* res,
    GError** error
  )
 No description available.

Virtual methods

Gio.AsyncInitable.init_async

Starts asynchronous initialization of the object implementing the interface. This must be done before any real use of the object after initial construction. If the object also implements GInitable you can optionally call g_initable_init() instead.

Gio.AsyncInitable.init_finish

Finishes asynchronous initialization and returns the result. See g_async_initable_init_async().