since: 2.26


g_dbus_connection_register_object (
  GDBusConnection* connection,
  const gchar* object_path,
  GDBusInterfaceInfo* interface_info,
  const GDBusInterfaceVTable* vtable,
  gpointer user_data,
  GDestroyNotify user_data_free_func,
  GError** error


Registers callbacks for exported objects at object_path with the D-Bus interface that is described in interface_info.

Calls to functions in vtable (and user_data_free_func) will happen in the [thread-default main context][g-main-context-push-thread-default] of the thread you are calling this method from.

Note that all GVariant values passed to functions in vtable will match the signature given in interface_info - if a remote caller passes incorrect values, the org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.InvalidArgs is returned to the remote caller.

Additionally, if the remote caller attempts to invoke methods or access properties not mentioned in interface_info the org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod resp. org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.InvalidArgs errors are returned to the caller.

It is considered a programming error if the GDBusInterfaceGetPropertyFunc function in vtable returns a GVariant of incorrect type.

If an existing callback is already registered at object_path and interface_name, then error is set to G_IO_ERROR_EXISTS.

GDBus automatically implements the standard D-Bus interfaces org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties, org.freedesktop.DBus.Introspectable and org.freedesktop.Peer, so you don’t have to implement those for the objects you export. You can implement org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties yourself, e.g. to handle getting and setting of properties asynchronously.

Note that the reference count on interface_info will be incremented by 1 (unless allocated statically, e.g. if the reference count is -1, see g_dbus_interface_info_ref()) for as long as the object is exported. Also note that vtable will be copied.

See this [server][gdbus-server] for an example of how to use this method.

Available since: 2.26

The implementation of this method is provided by g_dbus_connection_register_object_with_closures() in language bindings



Type: const gchar*

The object path to register at.

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

Type: GDBusInterfaceInfo

Introspection data for the interface.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Type: GDBusInterfaceVTable

A GDBusInterfaceVTable to call into or NULL.

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

Type: gpointer

Data to pass to functions in vtable.

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

Type: GDestroyNotify

Function to call when the object path is unregistered.


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 left initialized to NULL by the method 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: guint

0 if error is set, otherwise a registration id (never 0) that can be used with g_dbus_connection_unregister_object()