g_object_new (
  GType object_type,
  const gchar* first_property_name,


Creates a new instance of a GObject subtype and sets its properties.

Construction parameters (see G_PARAM_CONSTRUCT, G_PARAM_CONSTRUCT_ONLY) which are not explicitly specified are set to their default values. Any private data for the object is guaranteed to be initialized with zeros, as per g_type_create_instance().

Note that in C, small integer types in variable argument lists are promoted up to gint or guint as appropriate, and read back accordingly. gint is 32 bits on every platform on which GLib is currently supported. This means that you can use C expressions of type gint with g_object_new() and properties of type gint or guint or smaller. Specifically, you can use integer literals with these property types.

When using property types of gint64 or guint64, you must ensure that the value that you provide is 64 bit. This means that you should use a cast or make use of the G_GINT64_CONSTANT or G_GUINT64_CONSTANT macros.

Similarly, gfloat is promoted to gdouble, so you must ensure that the value you provide is a gdouble, even for a property of type gfloat.

Since GLib 2.72, all GObjects are guaranteed to be aligned to at least the alignment of the largest basic GLib type (typically this is guint64 or gdouble). If you need larger alignment for an element in a GObject, you should allocate it on the heap (aligned), or arrange for your GObject to be appropriately padded.

This method is not directly available to language bindings.



Type: GType

The type id of the GObject subtype to instantiate.


Type: const gchar*

The name of the first property.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.


The value of the first property, followed optionally by more name/value pairs, followed by NULL.

Return value

Type: GObject

A new instance of object_type.

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