Virtual Method



launch_uris (
  GAppInfo* appinfo,
  GList* uris,
  GAppLaunchContext* context,
  GError** error


Launches the application. This passes the uris to the launched application as arguments, using the optional context to get information about the details of the launcher (like what screen it is on). On error, error will be set accordingly. If the application only supports one URI per invocation as part of their command-line, multiple instances of the application will be spawned.

To launch the application without arguments pass a NULL uris list.

Note that even if the launch is successful the application launched can fail to start if it runs into problems during startup. There is no way to detect this.



Type: A list of utf8

A GList containing URIs to launch.

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.
Each element is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.

Type: GAppLaunchContext

A GAppLaunchContext or NULL.

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

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 virtual 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: gboolean

TRUE on successful launch, FALSE otherwise.