Module glib::value[][src]

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Value binding and helper traits.

The type of a Value is dynamic in that it generally isn’t known at compile time but once created a Value can’t change its type.

SendValue is a version of Value that can only store types that implement Send and as such implements Send itself. It dereferences to Value so it can be used everywhere Value references are accepted.

Supported types are bool, i8, u8, i32, u32, i64, u64, f32, f64, String and objects (T: IsA<Object>).


use glib::prelude::*; // or `use gtk::prelude::*;`
use glib::Value;

// Value implement From<&i32>, From<&str> and From<Option<&str>>.
// Another option is the `ToValue` trait.
let mut num = 10.to_value();
let mut hello = Value::from("Hello!");
let none: Option<&str> = None;
let str_none = none.to_value();

// `is` tests the type of the value.

// `get` tries to get an optional value of the specified type
// and returns an `Err` if the type doesn't match.
assert_eq!(num.get(), Ok(10));
assert_eq!(hello.get(), Ok(String::from("Hello!")));
assert_eq!(hello.get::<String>(), Ok(String::from("Hello!")));
assert_eq!(str_none.get::<Option<String>>(), Ok(None));


A Value containing another Value.

Generic Value type checker for types.

Generic Value type checker for optional types.

A version of Value for storing Send types, that implements Send itself.

A generic value capable of carrying various types.

An error returned from the get function on a Value for non-optional types an Option.


An error returned from the get function on a Value for optional types.


Trait to retrieve the contained value from a Value.

Trait for types that implement FromValue and are Optional.

Converts to SendValue.

Trait to convert a value to a Value.

Trait to convert an Option to a Value for optional types.

A type that can be stored in Values.

Trait for Value type checkers.

A type that can be stored in Values and is optional.