since: 2.26


g_dbus_method_invocation_return_value (
  GDBusMethodInvocation* invocation,
  GVariant* parameters


Finishes handling a D-Bus method call by returning parameters. If the parameters GVariant is floating, it is consumed.

It is an error if parameters is not of the right format: it must be a tuple containing the out-parameters of the D-Bus method. Even if the method has a single out-parameter, it must be contained in a tuple. If the method has no out-parameters, parameters may be NULL or an empty tuple.

GDBusMethodInvocation *invocation = some_invocation;
g_autofree gchar *result_string = NULL;
g_autoptr (GError) error = NULL;

result_string = calculate_result (&error);

if (error != NULL)
  g_dbus_method_invocation_return_gerror (invocation, error);
  g_dbus_method_invocation_return_value (invocation,
                                         g_variant_new ("(s)", result_string));

// Do not free `invocation` here; returning a value does that

This method will take ownership of invocation. See GDBusInterfaceVTable for more information about the ownership of invocation.

Since 2.48, if the method call requested for a reply not to be sent then this call will sink parameters and free invocation, but otherwise do nothing (as per the recommendations of the D-Bus specification).

Available since: 2.26



Type: GVariant

A GVariant tuple with out parameters for the method or NULL if not passing any parameters.

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