since: 2.32


g_resource_load (
  const gchar* filename,
  GError** error


Loads a binary resource bundle and creates a GResource representation of it, allowing you to query it for data.

If you want to use this resource in the global resource namespace you need to register it with g_resources_register().

If filename is empty or the data in it is corrupt, G_RESOURCE_ERROR_INTERNAL will be returned. If filename doesn’t exist, or there is an error in reading it, an error from g_mapped_file_new() will be returned.

Available since: 2.32



Type: const gchar*

The path of a filename to load, in the GLib filename encoding.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a file system path, using the OS encoding.

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 be left initialized to NULL by the function 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: GResource

A new GResource, or NULL on error.

The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.