class Gio::AppInfoMonitor

Overview

#GAppInfoMonitor is a very simple object used for monitoring the app info database for changes (ie: newly installed or removed applications).

Call g_app_info_monitor_get() to get a #GAppInfoMonitor and connect to the "changed" signal.

In the usual case, applications should try to make note of the change (doing things like invalidating caches) but not act on it. In particular, applications should avoid making calls to #GAppInfo APIs in response to the change signal, deferring these until the time that the data is actually required. The exception to this case is when application information is actually being displayed on the screen (eg: during a search or when the list of all applications is shown). The reason for this is that changes to the list of installed applications often come in groups (like during system updates) and rescanning the list on every change is pointless and expensive.

Defined in:

lib/gi-crystal/src/auto/gio-2.0/app_info_monitor.cr

Constructors

Class Method Summary

Instance Method Summary

Instance methods inherited from class GObject::Object

==(other : self) ==, bind_property(source_property : String, target : GObject::Object, target_property : String, flags : GObject::BindingFlags) : GObject::Binding bind_property, bind_property_full(source_property : String, target : GObject::Object, target_property : String, flags : GObject::BindingFlags, transform_to : GObject::Closure, transform_from : GObject::Closure) : GObject::Binding bind_property_full, data(key : String) : Pointer(Void) | Nil data, finalize finalize, freeze_notify : Nil freeze_notify, getv(names : Enumerable(String), values : Enumerable(_)) : Nil getv, hash(hasher) hash, notify(property_name : String) : Nil notify, notify_by_pspec(pspec : GObject::ParamSpec) : Nil notify_by_pspec, notify_signal notify_signal, property(property_name : String, value : _) : Nil property, qdata(quark : UInt32) : Pointer(Void) | Nil qdata, ref_count : UInt32 ref_count, run_dispose : Nil run_dispose, set_data(key : String, data : Pointer(Void) | Nil) : Nil set_data, set_property(property_name : String, value : _) : Nil set_property, steal_data(key : String) : Pointer(Void) | Nil steal_data, steal_qdata(quark : UInt32) : Pointer(Void) | Nil steal_qdata, thaw_notify : Nil thaw_notify, to_unsafe : Pointer(Void) to_unsafe, watch_closure(closure : GObject::Closure) : Nil watch_closure

Constructor methods inherited from class GObject::Object

cast(obj : GObject::Object) : self cast, new(pointer : Pointer(Void), transfer : GICrystal::Transfer)
new
new
, newv(object_type : UInt64, parameters : Enumerable(GObject::Parameter)) : self newv

Class methods inherited from class GObject::Object

cast?(obj : GObject::Object) : self | Nil cast?, compat_control(what : UInt64, data : Pointer(Void) | Nil) : UInt64 compat_control, g_type : UInt64 g_type, interface_find_property(g_iface : GObject::TypeInterface, property_name : String) : GObject::ParamSpec interface_find_property, interface_list_properties(g_iface : GObject::TypeInterface) : Enumerable(GObject::ParamSpec) interface_list_properties

Constructor Detail

def self.new #

Initialize a new AppInfoMonitor.


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Class Method Detail

def self.g_type : UInt64 #

Returns the type id (GType) registered in GLib type system.


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def self.get : Gio::AppInfoMonitor #

Gets the #GAppInfoMonitor for the current thread-default main context.

The #GAppInfoMonitor will emit a "changed" signal in the thread-default main context whenever the list of installed applications (as reported by g_app_info_get_all()) may have changed.

You must only call g_object_unref() on the return value from under the same main context as you created it.


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Instance Method Detail

def ==(other : self) #
Description copied from class Reference

Returns true if this reference is the same as other. Invokes same?.


def changed_signal #

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def hash(hasher) #
Description copied from class Reference

See Object#hash(hasher)