since: 2.36


g_task_return_pointer (
  GTask* task,
  gpointer result,
  GDestroyNotify result_destroy


Sets tasks result to result and completes the task. If result is not NULL, then result_destroy will be used to free result if the caller does not take ownership of it with g_task_propagate_pointer().

Completes the task” means that for an ordinary asynchronous task it will either invoke the task’s callback, or else queue that callback to be invoked in the proper GMainContext, or in the next iteration of the current GMainContext. For a task run via g_task_run_in_thread() or g_task_run_in_thread_sync(), calling this method will save result to be returned to the caller later, but the task will not actually be completed until the GTaskThreadFunc exits.

Note that since the task may be completed before returning from g_task_return_pointer(), you cannot assume that result is still valid after calling this, unless you are still holding another reference on it.

Available since: 2.36



Type: gpointer

The pointer result of a task function.

The argument can be NULL.
The instance takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.

Type: GDestroyNotify

A GDestroyNotify function.

The argument can be NULL.