Declaration [src]

gtk_image_new_from_file (
  const char* filename

Description [src]

Creates a new GtkImage displaying the file filename.

If the file isn’t found or can’t be loaded, the resulting GtkImage will display a “broken image” icon. This function never returns NULL, it always returns a valid GtkImage widget.

If you need to detect failures to load the file, use gdk_texture_new_from_file() to load the file yourself, then create the GtkImage from the texture.

The storage type (see gtk_image_get_storage_type()) of the returned image is not defined, it will be whatever is appropriate for displaying the file.



Type: const char*

A filename.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a platform-native string, using the preferred OS encoding on Unix and UTF-8 on Windows.

Return value

Type: GtkWidget

A new GtkImage.

The data is owned by the called function.