glibmm: glibmm Reference Manual


glibmm is the official C++ interface for the popular cross-platform library Glib. It provides non-UI API that is not available in standard C++ and makes it possible for gtkmm to wrap GObject-based APIs. See also the Programming with gtkmm book for a tutorial on programming with gtkmm and glibmm.


giomm (part of the glibmm project) also contains:

Basic Usage

Include the glibmm header, plus giomm if necessary:

#include <glibmm.h>
#include <giomm.h>

(You may include individual headers, such as glibmm/ustring.h instead.)

If your source file is, you can compile it with:

g++ -o program `pkg-config --cflags --libs glibmm-2.4 giomm-2.4`

Alternatively, if using autoconf, use the following in

PKG_CHECK_MODULES([GLIBMM], [glibmm-2.4 giomm-2.4])

Then use the generated GLIBMM_CFLAGS and GLIBMM_LIBS variables in the project files. For example:

program_LDADD = $(GLIBMM_LIBS)