Object Hierarchy:

GLib.DBusProxy GLib.DBusProxy GLib.DBusProxy GLib.Object GLib.Object GLib.Object->GLib.DBusProxy GLib.AsyncInitable GLib.AsyncInitable GLib.AsyncInitable->GLib.DBusProxy GLib.DBusInterface GLib.DBusInterface GLib.DBusInterface->GLib.DBusProxy GLib.Initable GLib.Initable GLib.Initable->GLib.DBusProxy


[ CCode ( type_id = "g_dbus_proxy_get_type ()" ) ]
[ Version ( since = "2.26" ) ]
public class DBusProxy : Object, AsyncInitable, DBusInterface, Initable

`GDBusProxy` is a base class used for proxies to access a D-Bus interface on a remote object.

A `GDBusProxy` can be constructed for both well-known and unique names.

By default, `GDBusProxy` will cache all properties (and listen to changes) of the remote object, and proxy all signals that get emitted. This behaviour can be changed by passing suitable [flags@Gio.DBusProxyFlags] when the proxy is created. If the proxy is for a well-known name, the property cache is flushed when the name owner vanishes and reloaded when a name owner appears.

The unique name owner of the proxy’s name is tracked and can be read from [property@Gio.DBusProxy:g-name-owner]. Connect to the [ signal@GObject.Object:GDBusProxy:notify] signal to get notified of changes. Additionally, only signals and property changes emitted from the current name owner are considered and calls are always sent to the current name owner. This avoids a number of race conditions when the name is lost by one owner and claimed by another. However, if no name owner currently exists, then calls will be sent to the well-known name which may result in the message bus launching an owner (unless `G_DBUS_PROXY_FLAGS_DO_NOT_AUTO_START` is set).

If the proxy is for a stateless D-Bus service, where the name owner may be started and stopped between calls, the [ property@Gio.DBusProxy:g-name-owner] tracking of `GDBusProxy` will cause the proxy to drop signal and property changes from the service after it has restarted for the first time. When interacting with a stateless D-Bus service, do not use `GDBusProxy` — use direct D-Bus method calls and signal connections.

The generic [signal@Gio.DBusProxy:GDBusProxy:g-properties-changed] and [signal@Gio.DBusProxy:GDBusProxy:g-signal] signals are not very convenient to work with. Therefore, the recommended way of working with proxies is to subclass `GDBusProxy`, and have more natural properties and signals in your derived class. This [example](migrating-gdbus.html#using-gdbus-codegen) shows how this can easily be done using the [`gdbus-codegen`](gdbus-codegen.html) tool.

A `GDBusProxy` instance can be used from multiple threads but note that all signals (e.g. [signal@Gio.DBusProxy:GDBusProxy:g-signal ], [signal@Gio.DBusProxy:GDBusProxy:g-properties-changed] and [signal@GObject.Object:GDBusProxy:notify]) are emitted in the thread-default main context (see [method@GLib.MainContext.push_thread_default]) of the thread where the instance was constructed.

An example using a proxy for a well-known name can be found in `gdbus-example-watch-proxy.c` .

Namespace: GLib
Package: gio-2.0



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All known members inherited from interface GLib.AsyncInitable
All known members inherited from interface GLib.DBusInterface
All known members inherited from interface GLib.Initable