Method

GObjectValuetransform

Declaration

gboolean
g_value_transform (
  const GValue* src_value,
  GValue* dest_value
)

Description

Tries to cast the contents of src_value into a type appropriate to store in dest_value, e.g. to transform a G_TYPE_INT value into a G_TYPE_FLOAT value. Performing transformations between value types might incur precision lossage. Especially transformations into strings might reveal seemingly arbitrary results and shouldn’t be relied upon for production code (such as rcfile value or object property serialization).

Parameters

dest_value GValue
 

Target value.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Return value

Returns: gboolean
 

Whether a transformation rule was found and could be applied. Upon failing transformations, dest_value is left untouched.