Glib::ParamSpec

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)
Updated: 2014-08-29
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NAME

Glib::ParamSpec - Wrapper to encapsulate metadate needed to specify parameters  

HIERARCHY

  Glib::ParamSpec

void DESTROY (GParamSpec * pspec)
    CODE:         g_param_spec_unref (pspec);
 

DESCRIPTION

Glib::ParamSpec encapsulates the metadata required to specify parameters. You will see these most often when creating new Glib::Object types; see "Glib::Type->register" and Glib::Object::Subclass.

Parameter specifications allow you to provide limits for validation as well as nicknames and blurbs to document the parameters. Blurbs show up in reference documentation such as this page or the gtk+ C API reference; i'm not really sure where the nicknames get used. The Perl bindings for the most part ignore the difference between dashes and underscores in the paramspec names, which typically find use as the actual keys for object parameters.

It's worth noting that Glib offers various sizes of integer and floating point values, while Perl really only deals with full integers and double precision floating point values. The size distinction is important for the underlying C libraries.  

METHODS

 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->IV ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (integer)
$maximum (integer)
$default_value (integer)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->UV ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (unsigned)
$maximum (unsigned)
$default_value (unsigned)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

string = $pspec->get_blurb

 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->boolean ($name, $nick, $blurb, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$default_value (boolean)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->boxed ($name, $nick, $blurb, $package, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$package (string) name of the class, derived from Glib::Boxed, of the objects this property will hold.
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->char ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (integer)
$maximum (integer)
$default_value (integer)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

scalar = $pspec->get_default_value

(This is the C level "g_param_value_set_default" function.)

Note that on a "Glib::Param::Unichar" the return is a single-char string. This is the same as the constructor "Glib::ParamSpec->unichar", but it's not the same as "Glib::Object" "get_property" / "set_property", so an "ord()" conversion is needed if passing the default value to a unichar "set_property".  

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->double ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (double)
$maximum (double)
$default_value (double)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->enum ($name, $nick, $blurb, $enum_type, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$enum_type (string)
$default_value (scalar)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->flags ($name, $nick, $blurb, $flags_type, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$flags_type (string)
$default_value (scalar)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramflags = $pspec->get_flags

 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->float ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (double)
$maximum (double)
$default_value (double)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->gtype ($name, $nick, $blurb, $is_a_type, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$is_a_type (string or undef) The name of a class whose subtypes are allowed as values of the property. Use "undef" to allow any type.
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)

Since: glib 2.10  

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->int ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (integer)
$maximum (integer)
$default_value (integer)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->int64 ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (64 bit integer)
$maximum (64 bit integer)
$default_value (64 bit integer)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->long ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (integer)
$maximum (integer)
$default_value (integer)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

string = $paramspec->get_name

Dashes in the name are converted to underscores.  

string = $pspec->get_nick

 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->object ($name, $nick, $blurb, $package, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$package (string) name of the class, derived from Glib::Object, of the objects this property will hold.
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->override ($name, $overridden)

$name (string)
$overridden (Glib::ParamSpec)

Since: glib 2.4  

string = $pspec->get_owner_type

 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->param_spec ($name, $nick, $blurb, $package, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$package (string) name of the class, derived from Glib::ParamSpec, of the objects this property will hold.
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec or undef = $pspec->get_redirect_target

Since: glib 2.4  

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->scalar ($name, $nick, $blurb, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)

ParamSpec to be used for any generic perl scalar, including references to complex objects.

Currently "Gtk2::Builder" cannot set object properties of this type (there's no hooks for property value parsing, as of Gtk 2.20), so prefer the builtin types if buildable support for an object matters. A "boxed" of "Glib::Strv" can give an array of strings. A signal handler callback can do most of what a coderef might.  

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->string ($name, $nick, $blurb, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$default_value (string or undef)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->uchar ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (unsigned)
$maximum (unsigned)
$default_value (unsigned)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->uint ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (unsigned)
$maximum (unsigned)
$default_value (unsigned)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->uint64 ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (64 bit unsigned)
$maximum (64 bit unsigned)
$default_value (64 bit unsigned)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->ulong ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$minimum (unsigned)
$maximum (unsigned)
$default_value (unsigned)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->unichar ($name, $nick, $blurb, $default_value, $flags)

$name (string)
$nick (string)
$blurb (string)
$default_value (character)
$flags (Glib::ParamFlags)
 

string = $pspec->get_value_type

 

bool = $paramspec->value_validate ($value)

 

(bool, newval) = $paramspec->value_validate ($value)

$value (scalar)

In scalar context return true if $value must be modified to be valid for $paramspec, or false if it's valid already. In array context return also a new value which is $value made valid.

$value must be the right type for $paramspec (with usual stringizing, numizing, etc). "value_validate" checks the further restrictions such as minimum and maximum for a numeric type or allowed characters in a string. The ``made valid'' return is then for instance clamped to the min/max, or offending chars replaced by a substitutor.  

integer = $pspec->values_cmp ($value1, $value2)

$value1 (scalar)
$value2 (scalar)

Compares value1 with value2 according to pspec, and returns -1, 0 or +1, if value1 is found to be less than, equal to or greater than value2, respectively.  

ENUMS AND FLAGS

 

flags Glib::ParamFlags

'readable' / 'G_PARAM_READABLE'
'writable' / 'G_PARAM_WRITABLE'
'construct' / 'G_PARAM_CONSTRUCT'
'construct-only' / 'G_PARAM_CONSTRUCT_ONLY'
'lax-validation' / 'G_PARAM_LAX_VALIDATION'
'private' / 'G_PARAM_PRIVATE'
 

SEE ALSO

Glib  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2003-2011 by the gtk2-perl team.

This software is licensed under the LGPL. See Glib for a full notice.


 

Index

NAME
HIERARCHY
DESCRIPTION
METHODS
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->IV ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->UV ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
string = $pspec->get_blurb
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->boolean ($name, $nick, $blurb, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->boxed ($name, $nick, $blurb, $package, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->char ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
scalar = $pspec->get_default_value
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->double ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->enum ($name, $nick, $blurb, $enum_type, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->flags ($name, $nick, $blurb, $flags_type, $default_value, $flags)
paramflags = $pspec->get_flags
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->float ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->gtype ($name, $nick, $blurb, $is_a_type, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->int ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->int64 ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->long ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
string = $paramspec->get_name
string = $pspec->get_nick
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->object ($name, $nick, $blurb, $package, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->override ($name, $overridden)
string = $pspec->get_owner_type
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->param_spec ($name, $nick, $blurb, $package, $flags)
paramspec or undef = $pspec->get_redirect_target
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->scalar ($name, $nick, $blurb, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->string ($name, $nick, $blurb, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->uchar ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->uint ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->uint64 ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->ulong ($name, $nick, $blurb, $minimum, $maximum, $default_value, $flags)
paramspec = Glib::ParamSpec->unichar ($name, $nick, $blurb, $default_value, $flags)
string = $pspec->get_value_type
bool = $paramspec->value_validate ($value)
(bool, newval) = $paramspec->value_validate ($value)
integer = $pspec->values_cmp ($value1, $value2)
ENUMS AND FLAGS
flags Glib::ParamFlags
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT