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Deprecated Application Registry API

Deprecated Application Registry API — formerly used for managing applications. Replaced by GnomeVFS MIME Database API

Synopsis

#define             GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_COMMAND
#define             GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_NAME
#define             GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_CAN_OPEN_MULTIPLE_FILES
#define             GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_REQUIRES_TERMINAL
gboolean            gnome_vfs_application_registry_exists
                                                        (const char *app_id);
GList *             gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_keys
                                                        (const char *app_id);
const char *        gnome_vfs_application_registry_peek_value
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *key);
gboolean            gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_bool_value
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *key,
                                                         gboolean *got_key);
void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_remove_application
                                                        (const char *app_id);
void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_set_value
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *key,
                                                         const char *value);
void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_set_bool_value
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *key,
                                                         gboolean value);
void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_unset_key
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *key);
GList *             gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_applications
                                                        (const char *mime_type);
GList *             gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_mime_types
                                                        (const char *app_id);
gboolean            gnome_vfs_application_registry_supports_mime_type
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *mime_type);
gboolean            gnome_vfs_application_registry_supports_uri_scheme
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *uri_scheme);
gboolean            gnome_vfs_application_is_user_owned_application
                                                        (const GnomeVFSMimeApplication *application);
void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_clear_mime_types
                                                        (const char *app_id);
void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_add_mime_type
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *mime_type);
void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_remove_mime_type
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *mime_type);
GnomeVFSResult      gnome_vfs_application_registry_sync (void);
void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_shutdown
                                                        (void);
void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_reload
                                                        (void);
GnomeVFSMimeApplication * gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_mime_application
                                                        (const char *app_id);
void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_save_mime_application
                                                        (const GnomeVFSMimeApplication *application);

Description

This API was formerly used to manage the applications known to GnomeVFS, providing editing capabilities. The system was overengineered and not very performant, so it has been replaced by a new API, described in the GnomeVFS MIME Database section.

Details

GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_COMMAND

#define GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_COMMAND "command"

Warning

GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_COMMAND is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Application registry key for fetching the command to execute an application.


GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_NAME

#define GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_NAME "name"

Warning

GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_NAME is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Application registry key for fetching the name of an application.


GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_CAN_OPEN_MULTIPLE_FILES

#define GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_CAN_OPEN_MULTIPLE_FILES "can_open_multiple_files"

Warning

GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_CAN_OPEN_MULTIPLE_FILES is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Application registry key for determining if an application can open multiple files in the same invocation.


GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_REQUIRES_TERMINAL

#define GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_REQUIRES_TERMINAL "requires_terminal"

Warning

GNOME_VFS_APPLICATION_REGISTRY_REQUIRES_TERMINAL is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code.

Application registry key for determining if an application needs to run from within a terminal (for example, mpg123)


gnome_vfs_application_registry_exists ()

gboolean            gnome_vfs_application_registry_exists
                                                        (const char *app_id);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_exists is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This function will return TRUE if there is an entry for app_id in the registry, otherwise FALSE.

app_id :

an application ID

Returns :

TRUE if the application is in the registry, FALSE if not

gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_keys ()

GList *             gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_keys
                                                        (const char *app_id);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_keys is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This function wil return a list of strings which is the list of keys set for app_id in the application registry.

app_id :

the application ID for which to get keys

Returns :

A list of the keys set for app_id

gnome_vfs_application_registry_peek_value ()

const char *        gnome_vfs_application_registry_peek_value
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *key);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_peek_value is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This will return the value associated with key for app_id in the application registry. There is no need to free the return value.

app_id :

the application ID for which to look up a value

key :

the key to look up

Returns :

the value associated with the key, or NULL if there is no associated value

gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_bool_value ()

gboolean            gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_bool_value
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *key,
                                                         gboolean *got_key);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_bool_value is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This will look up a key in the structure pointed to by app_id and return the boolean value of that key. It will return false if there are no applications associated with the app_id.

app_id :

registry id of the application

key :

key to look up

got_key :

TRUE if a setting was dound, otherwise FALSE

Returns :

TRUE if key is set to "true" or "yes" for app_id, otherwise FALSE

gnome_vfs_application_registry_remove_application ()

void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_remove_application
                                                        (const char *app_id);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_remove_application is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

Given the registry id this function will remove all applications that has been set by the user. You will need to call gnome_vfs_application_registry_sync to save the changes.

app_id :

registry id of the application

gnome_vfs_application_registry_set_value ()

void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_set_value
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *key,
                                                         const char *value);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_set_value is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This function will set values pertaining to registry entry pointed to by app_id. You will need to call gnome_vfs_application_registry_sync to realize the changes.

app_id :

registry id of the application

key :

target key

value :

value to set the target key to

gnome_vfs_application_registry_set_bool_value ()

void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_set_bool_value
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *key,
                                                         gboolean value);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_set_bool_value is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This function will modify those registry values that are of type boolean to a value specified by the user. You will need to call gnome_vfs_application_registry_sync to save your changes.

app_id :

registry id of the application

key :

target key

value :

value you want to set the target key to

gnome_vfs_application_registry_unset_key ()

void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_unset_key
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *key);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_unset_key is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This function given the application and the target will wipe the current value that the key contains.

app_id :

registry id of the application

key :

search key

gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_applications ()

GList *             gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_applications
                                                        (const char *mime_type);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_applications is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This will return all applications from the registry that are associated with the given mime type string, if NULL it returns all applications.

mime_type :

mime type string

Returns :

a list of the application IDs for all applications which support the given mime type.

gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_mime_types ()

GList *             gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_mime_types
                                                        (const char *app_id);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_mime_types is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This function returns a list of strings that represent the mime types that can be handled by an application.

app_id :

registry id of application

Returns :

a list of the mime types supported

gnome_vfs_application_registry_supports_mime_type ()

gboolean            gnome_vfs_application_registry_supports_mime_type
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *mime_type);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_supports_mime_type is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

Use this function to see if there is an application associated with a given mime type. The function will return true or false.

app_id :

registry id of application

mime_type :

mime type string

Returns :

TRUE if app_id supports mime_type, otherwise FALSE.

gnome_vfs_application_registry_supports_uri_scheme ()

gboolean            gnome_vfs_application_registry_supports_uri_scheme
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *uri_scheme);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_supports_uri_scheme is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

Given the id of the application this function will determine if the uri scheme will given is supported.

app_id :

registry id of application

uri_scheme :

uri schme string

Returns :

TRUE if app_id supports uri_scheme, otherwise FALSE

gnome_vfs_application_is_user_owned_application ()

gboolean            gnome_vfs_application_is_user_owned_application
                                                        (const GnomeVFSMimeApplication *application);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_is_user_owned_application is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This function will determine if a mime application is user owned or not. By user ownered this means that the application is not a system application located in the prerequisite /usr area but rather in the user's area.

application :

data structure of the mime application

Returns :

gboolean

gnome_vfs_application_registry_clear_mime_types ()

void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_clear_mime_types
                                                        (const char *app_id);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_clear_mime_types is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This function will remove the mime types associated with the application. Changes are not realized until the gnome_vfs_application_registry_sync function is called to save the changes to the file.

app_id :

Application id

gnome_vfs_application_registry_add_mime_type ()

void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_add_mime_type
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *mime_type);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_add_mime_type is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This function will associate a mime type with an application given the application registry id and the mime type. Changes are not realized until the gnome_vfs_application_registry_sync function is called to save the changes to the file.

app_id :

registry id of application

mime_type :

mime type string

gnome_vfs_application_registry_remove_mime_type ()

void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_remove_mime_type
                                                        (const char *app_id,
                                                         const char *mime_type);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_remove_mime_type is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This function will de-associate a mime type from an application registry. Given the application registry id and the mime type. Changes are not realized until the gnome_vfs_application_registry_sync function is called to save the changes to the file.

app_id :

registry id of the application

mime_type :

mime type string

gnome_vfs_application_registry_sync ()

GnomeVFSResult      gnome_vfs_application_registry_sync (void);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_sync is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This function will sync the registry. Typically you would use this function after a modification of the registry. When you modify the registry a dirty flag is set. Calling this function will save your modifications to disk and reset the flag.

If successful, will return GNOME_VFS_OK

Returns :

GnomeVFSResult

gnome_vfs_application_registry_shutdown ()

void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_shutdown
                                                        (void);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_shutdown is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

Synchronize gnome-vfs application registry data to disk, and free resources.


gnome_vfs_application_registry_reload ()

void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_reload
                                                        (void);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_reload is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

If this function is called for the first time it will initialize the registry. Subsequent calls to the function will clear out the current registry contents and load registry contents from the save file. Make certain that you've saved your registry before calling this function. It will destroy unsaved changes.


gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_mime_application ()

GnomeVFSMimeApplication * gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_mime_application
                                                        (const char *app_id);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_get_mime_application is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

Returns a structure that contains the application that handles the mime type associated by the application referred by app_id.

app_id :

registry id of the application

Returns :

GnomeVFSMimeApplication

gnome_vfs_application_registry_save_mime_application ()

void                gnome_vfs_application_registry_save_mime_application
                                                        (const GnomeVFSMimeApplication *application);

Warning

gnome_vfs_application_registry_save_mime_application is deprecated and should not be used in newly-written code. All application registry functions have been deprecated. Use the functions available in gnome-mime-handlers instead.

This will save to the registry the application that will be associated with a defined mime type. The defined mime type is located within the GnomeVFSMimeApplication structure. Changes are not realized until the gnome_vfs_application_registry_sync function is called.

application :

application associated with the mime type

See Also

GnomeVFS MIME Database API

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