Object Hierarchy:

GLib.SimpleAsyncResult GLib.SimpleAsyncResult GLib.SimpleAsyncResult GLib.Object GLib.Object GLib.Object->GLib.SimpleAsyncResult GLib.AsyncResult GLib.AsyncResult GLib.AsyncResult->GLib.SimpleAsyncResult


[ CCode ( type_id = "g_simple_async_result_get_type ()" ) ]
public sealed class SimpleAsyncResult : Object, AsyncResult

As of GLib 2.46, `GSimpleAsyncResult` is deprecated in favor of [class@Gio.

Task], which provides a simpler API.

`GSimpleAsyncResult` implements [iface@Gio.AsyncResult].

`GSimpleAsyncResult` handles [type@Gio.AsyncReadyCallback]s, error reporting, operation cancellation and the final state of an operation, completely transparent to the application. Results can be returned as a pointer e.g. for functions that return data that is collected asynchronously, a boolean value for checking the success or failure of an operation, or a `gssize` for operations which return the number of bytes modified by the operation; all of the simple return cases are covered.

Most of the time, an application will not need to know of the details of this API; it is handled transparently, and any necessary operations are handled by [iface@Gio.AsyncResult]’s interface. However, if implementing a new GIO module, for writing language bindings, or for complex applications that need better control of how asynchronous operations are completed, it is important to understand this functionality.

`GSimpleAsyncResult`s are tagged with the calling function to ensure that asynchronous functions and their finishing functions are used together correctly.

To create a new `GSimpleAsyncResult`, call []. If the result needs to be created for a `GError`, use [ ctor@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.new_from_error] or [ctor@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.new_take_error]. If a `GError` is not available (e.g. the asynchronous operation doesn’t take a `GError` argument), but the result still needs to be created for an error condition, use [ ctor@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.new_error] (or [method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.set_error_va] if your application or binding requires passing a variable argument list directly), and the error can then be propagated through the use of [method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.propagate_error].

An asynchronous operation can be made to ignore a cancellation event by calling [method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.set_handle_cancellation] with a `GSimpleAsyncResult` for the operation and `FALSE`. This is useful for operations that are dangerous to cancel, such as close (which would cause a leak if cancelled before being run).

`GSimpleAsyncResult` can integrate into GLib’s event loop, [type@GLib.MainLoop], or it can use [type@GLib.Thread]s. [ method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.complete] will finish an I/O task directly from the point where it is called. [ method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.complete_in_idle] will finish it from an idle handler in the thread-default main context (see [ method@GLib.MainContext.push_thread_default]) where the `GSimpleAsyncResult` was created. [method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.run_in_thread] will run the job in a separate thread and then use [method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.complete_in_idle] to deliver the result.

To set the results of an asynchronous function, [method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.set_op_res_gpointer], [ method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.set_op_res_gboolean], and [method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.set_op_res_gssize] are provided, setting the operation's result to a `gpointer`, `gboolean`, or `gssize`, respectively.

Likewise, to get the result of an asynchronous function, [method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.get_op_res_gpointer], [ method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.get_op_res_gboolean], and [method@Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.get_op_res_gssize] are provided, getting the operation’s result as a `gpointer`, `gboolean`, and `gssize`, respectively.

For the details of the requirements implementations must respect, see [iface@Gio.AsyncResult]. A typical implementation of an asynchronous operation using `GSimpleAsyncResult` looks something like this:

```c static void baked_cb (Cake *cake, gpointer user_data) { // In this example, this callback is not given a reference to the cake, // so the GSimpleAsyncResult has to take a reference to it. GSimpleAsyncResult *result = user_data;

if (cake == NULL) g_simple_async_result_set_error (result, BAKER_ERRORS, BAKER_ERROR_NO_FLOUR, "Go to the supermarket"); else g_simple_async_result_set_op_res_gpointer (result, g_object_ref (cake), g_object_unref);

// In this example, we assume that baked_cb is called as a callback from // the mainloop, so it's safe to complete the operation synchronously here. // If, however, _baker_prepare_cake () might call its callback without // first returning to the mainloop — inadvisable, but some APIs do so — // we would need to use complete_in_idle. g_simple_async_result_complete (result); g_object_unref (result); }

void baker_bake_cake_async (Baker *self, guint radius, GAsyncReadyCallback callback, gpointer user_data) { GSimpleAsyncResult *simple; Cake *cake;

if (radius < 3) { g_simple_async_report_error_in_idle (G_OBJECT (self), callback, user_data, BAKER_ERRORS, BAKER_ERROR_TOO_SMALL, " ucm radius cakes are silly", radius); return; }

simple = g_simple_async_result_new (G_OBJECT (self), callback, user_data, baker_bake_cake_async); cake = _baker_get_cached_cake (self, radius);

if (cake != NULL) { g_simple_async_result_set_op_res_gpointer (simple, g_object_ref (cake), g_object_unref); g_simple_async_result_complete_in_idle (simple); g_object_unref (simple); // Drop the reference returned by _baker_get_cached_cake ; // the GSimpleAsyncResult has taken its own reference. g_object_unref (cake); return; }

_baker_prepare_cake (self, radius, baked_cb, simple); }

Cake * baker_bake_cake_finish (Baker *self, GAsyncResult *result, GError **error) { GSimpleAsyncResult *simple; Cake *cake;

g_return_val_if_fail (g_simple_async_result_is_valid (result, G_OBJECT (self), baker_bake_cake_async), NULL);

simple = (GSimpleAsyncResult *) result;

if (g_simple_async_result_propagate_error (simple, error)) return NULL;

cake = CAKE (g_simple_async_result_get_op_res_gpointer (simple)); return g_object_ref (cake); } ```

Namespace: GLib
Package: gio-2.0


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