const gchar*
g_variant_get_string (
  GVariant* value,
  gsize* length


Returns the string value of a GVariant instance with a string type. This includes the types G_VARIANT_TYPE_STRING, G_VARIANT_TYPE_OBJECT_PATH and G_VARIANT_TYPE_SIGNATURE.

The string will always be UTF-8 encoded, will never be NULL, and will never contain nul bytes.

If length is non-NULL then the length of the string (in bytes) is returned there. For trusted values, this information is already known. Untrusted values will be validated and, if valid, a strlen() will be performed. If invalid, a default value will be returned — for G_VARIANT_TYPE_OBJECT_PATH, this is "/", and for other types it is the empty string.

It is an error to call this function with a value of any type other than those three.

The return value remains valid as long as value exists.

Available since:2.24


length gsize*

A pointer to a #gsize, to store the length.

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

Return value

Returns: utf8

The constant string, UTF-8 encoded.

 The data is owned by the instance.
 The string is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.