since: 2.24

Declaration [src]

g_variant_builder_open (
  GVariantBuilder* builder,
  const GVariantType* type

Description [src]

Opens a subcontainer inside the given builder. When done adding items to the subcontainer, g_variant_builder_close() must be called. type is the type of the container: so to build a tuple of several values, type must include the tuple itself.

It is an error to call this function in any way that would cause an inconsistent value to be constructed (ie: adding too many values or a value of an incorrect type).

Example of building a nested variant:

GVariantBuilder builder;
guint32 some_number = get_number ();
g_autoptr (GHashTable) some_dict = get_dict ();
GHashTableIter iter;
const gchar *key;
const GVariant *value;
g_autoptr (GVariant) output = NULL;

g_variant_builder_init (&builder, G_VARIANT_TYPE ("(ua{sv})"));
g_variant_builder_add (&builder, "u", some_number);
g_variant_builder_open (&builder, G_VARIANT_TYPE ("a{sv}"));

g_hash_table_iter_init (&iter, some_dict);
while (g_hash_table_iter_next (&iter, (gpointer *) &key, (gpointer *) &value))
    g_variant_builder_open (&builder, G_VARIANT_TYPE ("{sv}"));
    g_variant_builder_add (&builder, "s", key);
    g_variant_builder_add (&builder, "v", value);
    g_variant_builder_close (&builder);

g_variant_builder_close (&builder);

output = g_variant_builder_end (&builder);

Available since: 2.24



Type: GVariantType

The GVariantType of the container.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.