[ CCode ( cname = "g_file_get_contents" ) ]
public bool get_data (string filename, out uint8[] contents) throws FileError

Reads an entire file into allocated memory, with good error checking.

If the call was successful, it returns true and sets contents to the file contents and contents.length to the length of the file contents in bytes. The string stored in contents will be nul-terminated, so for text files you can pass null for the contents.length argument. If the call was not successful, it returns false and sets throws. The error domain is g_file_error. Possible error codes are those in the FileError enumeration. In the error case, contents is set to null and contents.length is set to zero.



name of a file to read contents from, in the GLib file name encoding


location to store an allocated string, use g_free to free the returned string


location to store length in bytes of the contents, or null


true on success, false if an error occurred

Namespace: GLib.FileUtils
Package: glib-2.0