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
|The returned data is owned by the instance.|