[]Struct gio::SettingsSchema

pub struct SettingsSchema(_);

The SettingsSchemaSource and SettingsSchema APIs provide a mechanism for advanced control over the loading of schemas and a mechanism for introspecting their content.

Plugin loading systems that wish to provide plugins a way to access settings face the problem of how to make the schemas for these settings visible to GSettings. Typically, a plugin will want to ship the schema along with itself and it won't be installed into the standard system directories for schemas.

SettingsSchemaSource provides a mechanism for dealing with this by allowing the creation of a new 'schema source' from which schemas can be acquired. This schema source can then become part of the metadata associated with the plugin and queried whenever the plugin requires access to some settings.

Consider the following example:

typedef struct
{
   ...
   GSettingsSchemaSource *schema_source;
   ...
} Plugin;

Plugin *
initialise_plugin (const gchar *dir)
{
  Plugin *plugin;

  ...

  plugin->schema_source =
    g_settings_schema_source_new_from_directory (dir,
      g_settings_schema_source_get_default (), FALSE, NULL);

  ...

  return plugin;
}

...

GSettings *
plugin_get_settings (Plugin      *plugin,
                     const gchar *schema_id)
{
  GSettingsSchema *schema;

  if (schema_id == NULL)
    schema_id = plugin->identifier;

  schema = g_settings_schema_source_lookup (plugin->schema_source,
                                            schema_id, FALSE);

  if (schema == NULL)
    {
      ... disable the plugin or abort, etc ...
    }

  return g_settings_new_full (schema, NULL, NULL);
}

The code above shows how hooks should be added to the code that initialises (or enables) the plugin to create the schema source and how an API can be added to the plugin system to provide a convenient way for the plugin to access its settings, using the schemas that it ships.

From the standpoint of the plugin, it would need to ensure that it ships a gschemas.compiled file as part of itself, and then simply do the following:

{
  GSettings *settings;
  gint some_value;

  settings = plugin_get_settings (self, NULL);
  some_value = g_settings_get_int (settings, "some-value");
  ...
}

It's also possible that the plugin system expects the schema source files (ie: .gschema.xml files) instead of a gschemas.compiled file. In that case, the plugin loading system must compile the schemas for itself before attempting to create the settings source.

Implementations

impl SettingsSchema[src]

pub fn get_id(&self) -> Option<GString>[src]

Get the ID of self.

Returns

the ID

pub fn get_key(&self, name: &str) -> Option<SettingsSchemaKey>[src]

Gets the key named name from self.

It is a programmer error to request a key that does not exist. See SettingsSchema::list_keys.

name

the name of a key

Returns

the SettingsSchemaKey for name

pub fn get_path(&self) -> Option<GString>[src]

Gets the path associated with self, or None.

Schemas may be single-instance or relocatable. Single-instance schemas correspond to exactly one set of keys in the backend database: those located at the path returned by this function.

Relocatable schemas can be referenced by other schemas and can therefore describe multiple sets of keys at different locations. For relocatable schemas, this function will return None.

Returns

the path of the schema, or None

pub fn has_key(&self, name: &str) -> bool[src]

Checks if self has a key named name.

name

the name of a key

Returns

true if such a key exists

pub fn list_children(&self) -> Vec<GString>[src]

Gets the list of children in self.

You should free the return value with g_strfreev when you are done with it.

Feature: v2_44

Returns

a list of the children on settings, in no defined order

pub fn list_keys(&self) -> Vec<GString>[src]

Introspects the list of keys on self.

You should probably not be calling this function from "normal" code (since you should already know what keys are in your schema). This function is intended for introspection reasons.

Feature: v2_46

Returns

a list of the keys on self, in no defined order

Trait Implementations

impl Clone for SettingsSchema

impl Debug for SettingsSchema[src]

impl Eq for SettingsSchema[src]

impl Hash for SettingsSchema[src]

impl Ord for SettingsSchema[src]

impl PartialEq<SettingsSchema> for SettingsSchema[src]

impl PartialOrd<SettingsSchema> for SettingsSchema[src]

impl StaticType for SettingsSchema

impl StructuralEq for SettingsSchema[src]

impl StructuralPartialEq for SettingsSchema[src]

Auto Trait Implementations

impl RefUnwindSafe for SettingsSchema

impl !Send for SettingsSchema

impl !Sync for SettingsSchema

impl Unpin for SettingsSchema

impl UnwindSafe for SettingsSchema

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impl<T> Any for T where
    T: 'static + ?Sized
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impl<T> Borrow<T> for T where
    T: ?Sized
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impl<T> BorrowMut<T> for T where
    T: ?Sized
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impl<T> From<T> for T[src]

impl<T, U> Into<U> for T where
    U: From<T>, 
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impl<'a, T> ToGlibContainerFromSlice<'a, *const GList> for T where
    T: GlibPtrDefault + ToGlibPtr<'a, <T as GlibPtrDefault>::GlibType>, 

type Storage = (Option<List>, Vec<Stash<'a, <T as GlibPtrDefault>::GlibType, T>>)

impl<'a, T> ToGlibContainerFromSlice<'a, *const GPtrArray> for T where
    T: GlibPtrDefault + ToGlibPtr<'a, <T as GlibPtrDefault>::GlibType>, 

type Storage = (Option<PtrArray>, Vec<Stash<'a, <T as GlibPtrDefault>::GlibType, T>>)

impl<'a, T> ToGlibContainerFromSlice<'a, *mut GArray> for T where
    T: GlibPtrDefault + ToGlibPtr<'a, <T as GlibPtrDefault>::GlibType>, 

type Storage = (Option<Array>, Vec<Stash<'a, <T as GlibPtrDefault>::GlibType, T>>)

impl<'a, T> ToGlibContainerFromSlice<'a, *mut GList> for T where
    T: GlibPtrDefault + ToGlibPtr<'a, <T as GlibPtrDefault>::GlibType>, 

type Storage = (Option<List>, Vec<Stash<'a, <T as GlibPtrDefault>::GlibType, T>>)

impl<'a, T> ToGlibContainerFromSlice<'a, *mut GPtrArray> for T where
    T: GlibPtrDefault + ToGlibPtr<'a, <T as GlibPtrDefault>::GlibType>, 

type Storage = (Option<PtrArray>, Vec<Stash<'a, <T as GlibPtrDefault>::GlibType, T>>)

impl<T> ToOwned for T where
    T: Clone
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type Owned = T

The resulting type after obtaining ownership.

impl<T> ToSendValue for T where
    T: ToValue + SetValue + Send + ?Sized

impl<T> ToValue for T where
    T: SetValue + ?Sized

impl<T, U> TryFrom<U> for T where
    U: Into<T>, 
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type Error = Infallible

The type returned in the event of a conversion error.

impl<T, U> TryInto<U> for T where
    U: TryFrom<T>, 
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type Error = <U as TryFrom<T>>::Error

The type returned in the event of a conversion error.