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.
Note that getting this signal doesn’t itself guarantee that the value of
the property has actually changed. When it is emitted is determined by the
derived GObject class. If the implementor did not create the property with
G_PARAM_EXPLICIT_NOTIFY, then any call to
in ::notify being emitted, even if the new value is the same as the old.
If they did pass
G_PARAM_EXPLICIT_NOTIFY, then this signal is emitted only
when they explicitly call
g_object_notify() or g_object_notify_by_pspec(),
and common practice is to do that only when the value has actually changed.
This signal is typically used to obtain change notification for a
single property, by specifying the property name as a detail in the
g_signal_connect() call, like this:
g_signal_connect (text_view->buffer, "notify::paste-target-list", G_CALLBACK (gtk_text_view_target_list_notify), text_view)
It is important to note that you must use [canonical parameter names][canonical-parameter-names] as detail strings for the notify signal.
|Default handler:|| |
The default handler is called before the handlers added via
|Signal emission will restart instead of recursing|
|The signal can be emitted directly|
|The signal can be detailed|
|Hooks are disabled for this signal|
|The data is owned by the caller of the function.|