Method

GObjectObjectref_sink

Declaration

GObject*
g_object_ref_sink (
  GObject* object
)

Description

Increase the reference count of object, and possibly remove the [floating][floating-ref] reference, if object has a floating reference.

In other words, if the object is floating, then this call “assumes ownership” of the floating reference, converting it to a normal reference by clearing the floating flag while leaving the reference count unchanged. If the object is not floating, then this call adds a new normal reference increasing the reference count by one.

Since GLib 2.56, the type of object will be propagated to the return type under the same conditions as for g_object_ref().

Available since:2.10

Return value

Returns: GObject
 

object.

 The data is owned by the instance.