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    def gio.icon_new_from_string()

Ancestry

+-- gobject.GInterface
  +-- gio.Icon

Known Derived Interfaces

gio.Icon is required by gio.LoadableIcon.

Known Implementation

gio.Icon is implemented by gio.ThemedIcon, gio.FileIcon, gio.Emblem, gio.EmblemedIcon.

Description

gio.Icon is a very minimal interface for icons. It provides functions for checking the equality of two icons, hashing of icons and serializing an icon to and from strings.

gio.Icon does not provide the actual pixmap for the icon as this is out of GIO's scope, however implementations of gio.Icon may contain the name of an icon (see gio.ThemedIcon), or the path to an icon (see gio.LoadableIcon).

To check if two GIcons are equal, see gio.Icon.equal().

For serializing a gio.Icon, use gio.Icon.to_string() and gio.Icon.new_from_string().

If your application or library provides one or more gio.Icon implementations you need to ensure that each GType is registered with the type system prior to calling gio.icon_new_from_string().

Methods

gio.Icon.equal

    def equal(icon2)

icon2 :

the second gio.Icon

The equal() method checks if two icons are equal.

gio.Icon.to_string

    def to_string()

Returns :

An UTF8 string or None if icon can't be serialized.

The to_string() method generates a textual representation of icon that can be used for serialization such as when passing icon to a different process or saving it to persistent storage. Use gio.icon_new_from_string() to get icon back from the returned string.

The encoding of the returned string is proprietary to GIcon except in the following two cases

If icon is a gio.FileIcon, the returned string is a native path (such as /path/to/my icon.png) without escaping if the gio.File for icon is a native file. If the file is not native, the returned string is the result of gio.File.get_uri() (such as sftp://path/to/my%20icon.png).

If icon is a gio.ThemedIcon with exactly one name, the encoding is simply the name (such as network-server).

Functions

gio.icon_new_from_string

    def icon_new_from_string(str)

str :

A string obtained via gio.Icon.to_string().

Returns :

An object implementing the gio.Icon interface or None if error is set.

The icon_new_from_string() function generate a gio.Icon instance from str. This function can fail if str is not valid - see gio.Icon.to_string() for discussion.

If your application or library provides one or more GIcon implementations you need to ensure that each GType is registered with the type system prior to calling gio.icon_new_from_string().