GIcon into a
GVariant. An equivalent
GIcon can be retrieved
back by calling
g_icon_deserialize() on the returned value.
As serialization will avoid using raw icon data when possible, it only
makes sense to transfer the
GVariant between processes on the same machine,
(as opposed to over the network), and within the same file system namespace.
|The caller of the method takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.|
|The return value can be |