Class

GObjectTypeModule

Description

abstract class GObject.TypeModule : GObject.Object {
  parent_instance: GObject,
  use_count: guint,
  type_infos: GSList*,
  interface_infos: GSList*,
  name: gchar*
}

GTypeModule provides a simple implementation of the GTypePlugin interface.

The model of GTypeModule is a dynamically loaded module which implements some number of types and interface implementations.

When the module is loaded, it registers its types and interfaces using g_type_module_register_type() and g_type_module_add_interface(). As long as any instances of these types and interface implementations are in use, the module is kept loaded. When the types and interfaces are gone, the module may be unloaded. If the types and interfaces become used again, the module will be reloaded. Note that the last reference cannot be released from within the module code, since that would lead to the caller’s code being unloaded before g_object_unref() returns to it.

Keeping track of whether the module should be loaded or not is done by using a use count - it starts at zero, and whenever it is greater than zero, the module is loaded. The use count is maintained internally by the type system, but also can be explicitly controlled by g_type_module_use() and g_type_module_unuse(). Typically, when loading a module for the first type, g_type_module_use() will be used to load it so that it can initialize its types. At some later point, when the module no longer needs to be loaded except for the type implementations it contains, g_type_module_unuse() is called.

GTypeModule does not actually provide any implementation of module loading and unloading. To create a particular module type you must derive from GTypeModule and implement the load and unload functions in GTypeModuleClass.

Hierarchy

hierarchy this GTypeModule implements_0 GTypePlugin this--implements_0 ancestor_0 GObject ancestor_0--this

Ancestors

Implements

Instance methods

g_type_module_add_interface

Registers an additional interface for a type, whose interface lives in the given type plugin. If the interface was already registered for the type in this plugin, nothing will be done.

g_type_module_register_enum

Looks up or registers an enumeration that is implemented with a particular type plugin. If a type with name type_name was previously registered, the GType identifier for the type is returned, otherwise the type is newly registered, and the resulting GType identifier returned.

Available since: 2.6

g_type_module_register_flags

Looks up or registers a flags type that is implemented with a particular type plugin. If a type with name type_name was previously registered, the GType identifier for the type is returned, otherwise the type is newly registered, and the resulting GType identifier returned.

Available since: 2.6

g_type_module_register_type

Looks up or registers a type that is implemented with a particular type plugin. If a type with name type_name was previously registered, the GType identifier for the type is returned, otherwise the type is newly registered, and the resulting GType identifier returned.

g_type_module_set_name

Sets the name for a GTypeModule.

g_type_module_unuse

Decreases the use count of a GTypeModule by one. If the result is zero, the module will be unloaded. (However, the GTypeModule will not be freed, and types associated with the GTypeModule are not unregistered. Once a GTypeModule is initialized, it must exist forever.)

g_type_module_use

Increases the use count of a GTypeModule by one. If the use count was zero before, the plugin will be loaded. If loading the plugin fails, the use count is reset to its prior value.

Methods inherited from GObject (43)

Please see GObject for a full list of methods.

Methods inherited from GTypePlugin (4)
g_type_plugin_complete_interface_info

Calls the complete_interface_info function from the GTypePluginClass of plugin. There should be no need to use this function outside of the GObject type system itself.

g_type_plugin_complete_type_info

Calls the complete_type_info function from the GTypePluginClass of plugin. There should be no need to use this function outside of the GObject type system itself.

g_type_plugin_unuse

Calls the unuse_plugin function from the GTypePluginClass of plugin. There should be no need to use this function outside of the GObject type system itself.

g_type_plugin_use

Calls the use_plugin function from the GTypePluginClass of plugin. There should be no need to use this function outside of the GObject type system itself.

Signals

Signals inherited from GObject (1)
GObject.Object::notify

The notify signal is emitted on an object when one of its properties has its value set through g_object_set_property(), g_object_set(), et al.

Class structure

struct GObjectTypeModuleClass {
  GObjectClass parent_class;
  gboolean (* load) (
    GTypeModule* module
  );
  void (* unload) (
    GTypeModule* module
  );
  void (* reserved1) (
void
  );
  void (* reserved2) (
void
  );
  void (* reserved3) (
void
  );
  void (* reserved4) (
void
  );
  
}
Class members
parent_class
GObjectClass
 

The parent class.

load
gboolean (* load) (
    GTypeModule* module
  )
  No description available.
unload
void (* unload) (
    GTypeModule* module
  )
  No description available.
reserved1
void (* reserved1) (
void
  )
  No description available.
reserved2
void (* reserved2) (
void
  )
  No description available.
reserved3
void (* reserved3) (
void
  )
  No description available.
reserved4
void (* reserved4) (
void
  )
  No description available.

Virtual methods

GObject.TypeModuleClass.load
No description available.
GObject.TypeModuleClass.unload
No description available.