GDBusObjectManagerClient

GDBusObjectManagerClient — Client-side object manager

Properties

GBusType bus-type Write / Construct Only
GDBusConnection * connection Read / Write / Construct Only
GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags flags Read / Write / Construct Only
gpointer get-proxy-type-destroy-notify Read / Write / Construct Only
gpointer get-proxy-type-func Read / Write / Construct Only
gpointer get-proxy-type-user-data Read / Write / Construct Only
gchar * name Read / Write / Construct Only
gchar * name-owner Read
gchar * object-path Read / Write / Construct Only

Object Hierarchy

    GObject
    ╰── GDBusObjectManagerClient

Implemented Interfaces

GDBusObjectManagerClient implements GInitable, GAsyncInitable and GDBusObjectManager.

Includes

#include <gio/gio.h>

Description

GDBusObjectManagerClient is used to create, monitor and delete object proxies for remote objects exported by a GDBusObjectManagerServer (or any code implementing the org.freedesktop.DBus.ObjectManager interface).

Once an instance of this type has been created, you can connect to the “object-added” and “object-removed” signals and inspect the GDBusObjectProxy objects returned by g_dbus_object_manager_get_objects().

If the name for a GDBusObjectManagerClient is not owned by anyone at object construction time, the default behavior is to request the message bus to launch an owner for the name. This behavior can be disabled using the G_DBUS_OBJECT_MANAGER_CLIENT_FLAGS_DO_NOT_AUTO_START flag. It's also worth noting that this only works if the name of interest is activatable in the first place. E.g. in some cases it is not possible to launch an owner for the requested name. In this case, GDBusObjectManagerClient object construction still succeeds but there will be no object proxies (e.g. g_dbus_object_manager_get_objects() returns the empty list) and the “name-owner” property is NULL.

The owner of the requested name can come and go (for example consider a system service being restarted) – GDBusObjectManagerClient handles this case too; simply connect to the “notify” signal to watch for changes on the “name-owner” property. When the name owner vanishes, the behavior is that “name-owner” is set to NULL (this includes emission of the “notify” signal) and then “object-removed” signals are synthesized for all currently existing object proxies. Since “name-owner” is NULL when this happens, you can use this information to disambiguate a synthesized signal from a genuine signal caused by object removal on the remote GDBusObjectManager. Similarly, when a new name owner appears, “object-added” signals are synthesized while “name-owner” is still NULL. Only when all object proxies have been added, the “name-owner” is set to the new name owner (this includes emission of the “notify” signal). Furthermore, you are guaranteed that “name-owner” will alternate between a name owner (e.g. :1.42) and NULL even in the case where the name of interest is atomically replaced

Ultimately, GDBusObjectManagerClient is used to obtain GDBusProxy instances. All signals (including the org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties::PropertiesChanged signal) delivered to GDBusProxy instances are guaranteed to originate from the name owner. This guarantee along with the behavior described above, means that certain race conditions including the "half the proxy is from the old owner and the other half is from the new owner" problem cannot happen.

To avoid having the application connect to signals on the returned GDBusObjectProxy and GDBusProxy objects, the “interface-added”, “interface-removed”, “g-properties-changed” and “g-signal” signals are also emitted on the GDBusObjectManagerClient instance managing these objects. The signals emitted are “interface-added”, “interface-removed”, “interface-proxy-properties-changed” and “interface-proxy-signal”.

Note that all callbacks and signals are emitted in the thread-default main context that the GDBusObjectManagerClient object was constructed in. Additionally, the GDBusObjectProxy and GDBusProxy objects originating from the GDBusObjectManagerClient object will be created in the same context and, consequently, will deliver signals in the same main loop.

Functions

GDBusProxyTypeFunc ()

GType
(*GDBusProxyTypeFunc) (GDBusObjectManagerClient *manager,
                       const gchar *object_path,
                       const gchar *interface_name,
                       gpointer user_data);

Function signature for a function used to determine the GType to use for an interface proxy (if interface_name is not NULL) or object proxy (if interface_name is NULL).

This function is called in the thread-default main loop that manager was constructed in.

Parameters

manager

A GDBusObjectManagerClient.

 

object_path

The object path of the remote object.

 

interface_name

The interface name of the remote object or NULL if a GDBusObjectProxy GType is requested.

[nullable]

user_data

User data.

 

Returns

A GType to use for the remote object. The returned type must be a GDBusProxy or GDBusObjectProxy -derived type.

Since: 2.30


g_dbus_object_manager_client_new ()

void
g_dbus_object_manager_client_new (GDBusConnection *connection,
                                  GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags flags,
                                  const gchar *name,
                                  const gchar *object_path,
                                  GDBusProxyTypeFunc get_proxy_type_func,
                                  gpointer get_proxy_type_user_data,
                                  GDestroyNotify get_proxy_type_destroy_notify,
                                  GCancellable *cancellable,
                                  GAsyncReadyCallback callback,
                                  gpointer user_data);

Asynchronously creates a new GDBusObjectManagerClient object.

This is an asynchronous failable constructor. When the result is ready, callback will be invoked in the thread-default main context of the thread you are calling this method from. You can then call g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_finish() to get the result. See g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_sync() for the synchronous version.

Parameters

connection

A GDBusConnection.

 

flags

Zero or more flags from the GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags enumeration.

 

name

The owner of the control object (unique or well-known name).

 

object_path

The object path of the control object.

 

get_proxy_type_func

A GDBusProxyTypeFunc function or NULL to always construct GDBusProxy proxies.

[nullable]

get_proxy_type_user_data

User data to pass to get_proxy_type_func .

 

get_proxy_type_destroy_notify

Free function for get_proxy_type_user_data or NULL.

[nullable]

cancellable

A GCancellable or NULL.

[nullable]

callback

A GAsyncReadyCallback to call when the request is satisfied.

 

user_data

The data to pass to callback .

 

Since: 2.30


g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_finish ()

GDBusObjectManager *
g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_finish
                               (GAsyncResult *res,
                                GError **error);

Finishes an operation started with g_dbus_object_manager_client_new().

Parameters

res

A GAsyncResult obtained from the GAsyncReadyCallback passed to g_dbus_object_manager_client_new().

 

error

Return location for error or NULL.

 

Returns

A GDBusObjectManagerClient object or NULL if error is set. Free with g_object_unref().

[transfer full][type GDBusObjectManagerClient]

Since: 2.30


g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_sync ()

GDBusObjectManager *
g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_sync (GDBusConnection *connection,
                                       GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags flags,
                                       const gchar *name,
                                       const gchar *object_path,
                                       GDBusProxyTypeFunc get_proxy_type_func,
                                       gpointer get_proxy_type_user_data,
                                       GDestroyNotify get_proxy_type_destroy_notify,
                                       GCancellable *cancellable,
                                       GError **error);

Creates a new GDBusObjectManagerClient object.

This is a synchronous failable constructor - the calling thread is blocked until a reply is received. See g_dbus_object_manager_client_new() for the asynchronous version.

Parameters

connection

A GDBusConnection.

 

flags

Zero or more flags from the GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags enumeration.

 

name

The owner of the control object (unique or well-known name), or NULL when not using a message bus connection.

[nullable]

object_path

The object path of the control object.

 

get_proxy_type_func

A GDBusProxyTypeFunc function or NULL to always construct GDBusProxy proxies.

[nullable]

get_proxy_type_user_data

User data to pass to get_proxy_type_func .

 

get_proxy_type_destroy_notify

Free function for get_proxy_type_user_data or NULL.

[nullable]

cancellable

A GCancellable or NULL.

[nullable]

error

Return location for error or NULL.

 

Returns

A GDBusObjectManagerClient object or NULL if error is set. Free with g_object_unref().

[transfer full][type GDBusObjectManagerClient]

Since: 2.30


g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_for_bus ()

void
g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_for_bus
                               (GBusType bus_type,
                                GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags flags,
                                const gchar *name,
                                const gchar *object_path,
                                GDBusProxyTypeFunc get_proxy_type_func,
                                gpointer get_proxy_type_user_data,
                                GDestroyNotify get_proxy_type_destroy_notify,
                                GCancellable *cancellable,
                                GAsyncReadyCallback callback,
                                gpointer user_data);

Like g_dbus_object_manager_client_new() but takes a GBusType instead of a GDBusConnection.

This is an asynchronous failable constructor. When the result is ready, callback will be invoked in the thread-default main loop of the thread you are calling this method from. You can then call g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_for_bus_finish() to get the result. See g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_for_bus_sync() for the synchronous version.

Parameters

bus_type

A GBusType.

 

flags

Zero or more flags from the GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags enumeration.

 

name

The owner of the control object (unique or well-known name).

 

object_path

The object path of the control object.

 

get_proxy_type_func

A GDBusProxyTypeFunc function or NULL to always construct GDBusProxy proxies.

[nullable]

get_proxy_type_user_data

User data to pass to get_proxy_type_func .

 

get_proxy_type_destroy_notify

Free function for get_proxy_type_user_data or NULL.

[nullable]

cancellable

A GCancellable or NULL.

[nullable]

callback

A GAsyncReadyCallback to call when the request is satisfied.

 

user_data

The data to pass to callback .

 

Since: 2.30


g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_for_bus_finish ()

GDBusObjectManager *
g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_for_bus_finish
                               (GAsyncResult *res,
                                GError **error);

Finishes an operation started with g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_for_bus().

Parameters

res

A GAsyncResult obtained from the GAsyncReadyCallback passed to g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_for_bus().

 

error

Return location for error or NULL.

 

Returns

A GDBusObjectManagerClient object or NULL if error is set. Free with g_object_unref().

[transfer full][type GDBusObjectManagerClient]

Since: 2.30


g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_for_bus_sync ()

GDBusObjectManager *
g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_for_bus_sync
                               (GBusType bus_type,
                                GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags flags,
                                const gchar *name,
                                const gchar *object_path,
                                GDBusProxyTypeFunc get_proxy_type_func,
                                gpointer get_proxy_type_user_data,
                                GDestroyNotify get_proxy_type_destroy_notify,
                                GCancellable *cancellable,
                                GError **error);

Like g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_sync() but takes a GBusType instead of a GDBusConnection.

This is a synchronous failable constructor - the calling thread is blocked until a reply is received. See g_dbus_object_manager_client_new_for_bus() for the asynchronous version.

Parameters

bus_type

A GBusType.

 

flags

Zero or more flags from the GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags enumeration.

 

name

The owner of the control object (unique or well-known name).

 

object_path

The object path of the control object.

 

get_proxy_type_func

A GDBusProxyTypeFunc function or NULL to always construct GDBusProxy proxies.

[nullable]

get_proxy_type_user_data

User data to pass to get_proxy_type_func .

 

get_proxy_type_destroy_notify

Free function for get_proxy_type_user_data or NULL.

[nullable]

cancellable

A GCancellable or NULL.

[nullable]

error

Return location for error or NULL.

 

Returns

A GDBusObjectManagerClient object or NULL if error is set. Free with g_object_unref().

[transfer full][type GDBusObjectManagerClient]

Since: 2.30


g_dbus_object_manager_client_get_connection ()

GDBusConnection *
g_dbus_object_manager_client_get_connection
                               (GDBusObjectManagerClient *manager);

Gets the GDBusConnection used by manager .

Parameters

Returns

A GDBusConnection object. Do not free, the object belongs to manager .

[transfer none]

Since: 2.30


g_dbus_object_manager_client_get_flags ()

GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags
g_dbus_object_manager_client_get_flags
                               (GDBusObjectManagerClient *manager);

Gets the flags that manager was constructed with.

Parameters

Returns

Zero of more flags from the GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags enumeration.

Since: 2.30


g_dbus_object_manager_client_get_name ()

const gchar *
g_dbus_object_manager_client_get_name (GDBusObjectManagerClient *manager);

Gets the name that manager is for, or NULL if not a message bus connection.

Parameters

Returns

A unique or well-known name. Do not free, the string belongs to manager .

Since: 2.30


g_dbus_object_manager_client_get_name_owner ()

gchar *
g_dbus_object_manager_client_get_name_owner
                               (GDBusObjectManagerClient *manager);

The unique name that owns the name that manager is for or NULL if no-one currently owns that name. You can connect to the “notify” signal to track changes to the “name-owner” property.

Parameters

manager

A GDBusObjectManagerClient.

 

Returns

The name owner or NULL if no name owner exists. Free with g_free().

[nullable]

Since: 2.30

Types and Values

GDBusObjectManagerClient

typedef struct _GDBusObjectManagerClient GDBusObjectManagerClient;

The GDBusObjectManagerClient structure contains private data and should only be accessed using the provided API.

Since: 2.30


struct GDBusObjectManagerClientClass

struct GDBusObjectManagerClientClass {
  GObjectClass parent_class;

  /* signals */
  void    (*interface_proxy_signal)             (GDBusObjectManagerClient *manager,
                                                 GDBusObjectProxy         *object_proxy,
                                                 GDBusProxy               *interface_proxy,
                                                 const gchar              *sender_name,
                                                 const gchar              *signal_name,
                                                 GVariant                 *parameters);

  void    (*interface_proxy_properties_changed) (GDBusObjectManagerClient   *manager,
                                                 GDBusObjectProxy           *object_proxy,
                                                 GDBusProxy                 *interface_proxy,
                                                 GVariant                   *changed_properties,
                                                 const gchar* const         *invalidated_properties);
};

Class structure for GDBusObjectManagerClient.

Members

interface_proxy_signal ()

Signal class handler for the “interface-proxy-signal” signal.

 

interface_proxy_properties_changed ()

Signal class handler for the “interface-proxy-properties-changed” signal.

 

Since: 2.30


enum GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags

Flags used when constructing a GDBusObjectManagerClient.

Members

G_DBUS_OBJECT_MANAGER_CLIENT_FLAGS_NONE

No flags set.

 

G_DBUS_OBJECT_MANAGER_CLIENT_FLAGS_DO_NOT_AUTO_START

If not set and the manager is for a well-known name, then request the bus to launch an owner for the name if no-one owns the name. This flag can only be used in managers for well-known names.

 

Since: 2.30

Property Details

The “bus-type” property

  “bus-type”                 GBusType

If this property is not G_BUS_TYPE_NONE, then “connection” must be NULL and will be set to the GDBusConnection obtained by calling g_bus_get() with the value of this property.

Flags: Write / Construct Only

Default value: G_BUS_TYPE_NONE

Since: 2.30


The “connection” property

  “connection”               GDBusConnection *

The GDBusConnection to use.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct Only

Since: 2.30


The “flags” property

  “flags”                    GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags

Flags from the GDBusObjectManagerClientFlags enumeration.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct Only

Since: 2.30


The “get-proxy-type-destroy-notify” property

  “get-proxy-type-destroy-notify” gpointer

A GDestroyNotify for the gpointer user_data in “get-proxy-type-user-data”.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct Only

Since: 2.30


The “get-proxy-type-func” property

  “get-proxy-type-func”      gpointer

The GDBusProxyTypeFunc to use when determining what GType to use for interface proxies or NULL.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct Only

Since: 2.30


The “get-proxy-type-user-data” property

  “get-proxy-type-user-data” gpointer

The gpointer user_data to pass to “get-proxy-type-func”.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct Only

Since: 2.30


The “name” property

  “name”                     gchar *

The well-known name or unique name that the manager is for.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct Only

Default value: NULL

Since: 2.30


The “name-owner” property

  “name-owner”               gchar *

The unique name that owns “name” or NULL if no-one is currently owning the name. Connect to the “notify” signal to track changes to this property.

Flags: Read

Default value: NULL

Since: 2.30


The “object-path” property

  “object-path”              gchar *

The object path the manager is for.

Flags: Read / Write / Construct Only

Default value: NULL

Since: 2.30

Signal Details

The “interface-proxy-properties-changed” signal

void
user_function (GDBusObjectManagerClient *manager,
               GDBusObjectProxy         *object_proxy,
               GDBusProxy               *interface_proxy,
               GVariant                 *changed_properties,
               GStrv                     invalidated_properties,
               gpointer                  user_data)

Emitted when one or more D-Bus properties on proxy changes. The local cache has already been updated when this signal fires. Note that both changed_properties and invalidated_properties are guaranteed to never be NULL (either may be empty though).

This signal exists purely as a convenience to avoid having to connect signals to all interface proxies managed by manager .

This signal is emitted in the thread-default main context that manager was constructed in.

Parameters

manager

The GDBusObjectManagerClient emitting the signal.

 

object_proxy

The GDBusObjectProxy on which an interface has properties that are changing.

 

interface_proxy

The GDBusProxy that has properties that are changing.

 

changed_properties

A GVariant containing the properties that changed.

 

invalidated_properties

A NULL terminated array of properties that was invalidated.

 

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Flags: Run Last

Since: 2.30


The “interface-proxy-signal” signal

void
user_function (GDBusObjectManagerClient *manager,
               GDBusObjectProxy         *object_proxy,
               GDBusProxy               *interface_proxy,
               gchar                    *sender_name,
               gchar                    *signal_name,
               GVariant                 *parameters,
               gpointer                  user_data)

Emitted when a D-Bus signal is received on interface_proxy .

This signal exists purely as a convenience to avoid having to connect signals to all interface proxies managed by manager .

This signal is emitted in the thread-default main context that manager was constructed in.

Parameters

manager

The GDBusObjectManagerClient emitting the signal.

 

object_proxy

The GDBusObjectProxy on which an interface is emitting a D-Bus signal.

 

interface_proxy

The GDBusProxy that is emitting a D-Bus signal.

 

sender_name

The sender of the signal or NULL if the connection is not a bus connection.

 

signal_name

The signal name.

 

parameters

A GVariant tuple with parameters for the signal.

 

user_data

user data set when the signal handler was connected.

 

Flags: Run Last

Since: 2.30