g GObject.GInterface GObject.GInterface Gio.AsyncResult Gio.AsyncResult GObject.GInterface->Gio.AsyncResult GObject.Object GObject.Object Gio.SimpleAsyncResult Gio.SimpleAsyncResult GObject.Object->Gio.SimpleAsyncResult Gio.AsyncResult->Gio.SimpleAsyncResult





GObject.Object (37), Gio.AsyncResult (4)


GObject.ObjectClass (5)


is_valid (result, source, source_tag)


new (source_object, callback, user_data, source_tag)


new_from_error (source_object, callback, user_data, error)

complete ()

complete_in_idle ()

get_op_res_gboolean ()

get_op_res_gssize ()

propagate_error ()

set_check_cancellable (check_cancellable)

set_from_error (error)

set_handle_cancellation (handle_cancellation)

set_op_res_gboolean (op_res)

set_op_res_gssize (op_res)

Virtual Methods


GObject.Object (7), Gio.AsyncResult (3)





GObject.Object (1)



GObject.Object (1)

Class Details

class Gio.SimpleAsyncResult(**kwargs)

GObject.Object, Gio.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 [ctor`Gio`]. 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, object user_data) { // In this example, this callback is not given a reference to the cake, // so the Gio.SimpleAsyncResult has to take a reference to it. Gio.SimpleAsyncResult *result = user_data;

if (cake == None) 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, GObject.Object.ref (cake), GObject.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 Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.complete_in_idle(). Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.complete (result); GObject.Object.unref (result); }

void baker_bake_cake_async (Baker *self, int radius, Gio.AsyncReadyCallback callback, object user_data) { Gio.SimpleAsyncResult *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_OBJECT (self), callback, user_data, baker_bake_cake_async); cake = _baker_get_cached_cake (self, radius);

if (cake != None) { g_simple_async_result_set_op_res_gpointer (simple, GObject.Object.ref (cake), GObject.Object.unref); Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.complete_in_idle (simple); GObject.Object.unref (simple); // Drop the reference returned by _baker_get_cached_cake(); // the Gio.SimpleAsyncResult has taken its own reference. GObject.Object.unref (cake); return; }

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

Cake * baker_bake_cake_finish (Baker *self, Gio.AsyncResult *result, GLib.Error **error) { Gio.SimpleAsyncResult *simple; Cake *cake;

g_return_val_if_fail (Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.is_valid (result, G_OBJECT (self), baker_bake_cake_async), None);

simple = (Gio.SimpleAsyncResult *) result;

if (Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.propagate_error (simple, error)) return None;

cake = CAKE (g_simple_async_result_get_op_res_gpointer (simple)); return GObject.Object.ref (cake); } ```

classmethod is_valid(result, source, source_tag)[source]

True if all checks passed or False if any failed.

Return type:


Ensures that the data passed to the _finish function of an async operation is consistent. Three checks are performed.

First, result is checked to ensure that it is really a Gio.SimpleAsyncResult. Second, source is checked to ensure that it matches the source object of result. Third, source_tag is checked to ensure that it is equal to the source_tag argument given to (which, by convention, is a pointer to the _async function corresponding to the _finish function from which this function is called). (Alternatively, if either source_tag or result's source tag is None, then the source tag check is skipped.)

New in version 2.20.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use Gio.Task and Gio.Task.is_valid() instead.

classmethod new(source_object, callback, user_data, source_tag)[source]

a Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.

Return type:


Creates a Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.

The common convention is to create the Gio.SimpleAsyncResult in the function that starts the asynchronous operation and use that same function as the source_tag.

If your operation supports cancellation with Gio.Cancellable (which it probably should) then you should provide the user’s cancellable to Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.set_check_cancellable() immediately after this function returns.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use instead.

classmethod new_from_error(source_object, callback, user_data, error)[source]

a Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.

Return type:


Creates a Gio.SimpleAsyncResult from an error condition.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use and Gio.Task.return_error() instead.


Completes an asynchronous I/O job immediately. Must be called in the thread where the asynchronous result was to be delivered, as it invokes the callback directly. If you are in a different thread use Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.complete_in_idle().

Calling this function takes a reference to self for as long as is needed to complete the call.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use Gio.Task instead.


Completes an asynchronous function in an idle handler in the thread-default main context of the thread that self was initially created in (and re-pushes that context around the invocation of the callback).

Calling this function takes a reference to self for as long as is needed to complete the call.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use Gio.Task instead.


True if the operation’s result was True, False if the operation’s result was False.

Return type:


Gets the operation result boolean from within the asynchronous result.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use Gio.Task and Gio.Task.propagate_boolean() instead.


a gssize returned from the asynchronous function.

Return type:


Gets a gssize from the asynchronous result.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use Gio.Task and Gio.Task.propagate_int() instead.




True if the error was propagated to dest. False otherwise.

Return type:


Propagates an error from within the simple asynchronous result to a given destination.

If the Gio.Cancellable given to a prior call to Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.set_check_cancellable() is cancelled then this function will return True with dest set appropriately.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use Gio.Task instead.


check_cancellable (Gio.Cancellable or None) – a Gio.Cancellable to check, or None to unset

Sets a Gio.Cancellable to check before dispatching results.

This function has one very specific purpose: the provided cancellable is checked at the time of Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.propagate_error() If it is cancelled, these functions will return an “Operation was cancelled” error (Gio.IOErrorEnum.CANCELLED).

Implementors of cancellable asynchronous functions should use this in order to provide a guarantee to their callers that cancelling an async operation will reliably result in an error being returned for that operation (even if a positive result for the operation has already been sent as an idle to the main context to be dispatched).

The checking described above is done regardless of any call to the unrelated Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.set_handle_cancellation() function.

New in version 2.32.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use Gio.Task instead.


error (GLib.Error) – GLib.Error.

Sets the result from a GLib.Error.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use Gio.Task and Gio.Task.return_error() instead.


handle_cancellation (bool) – a bool.

Sets whether to handle cancellation within the asynchronous operation.

This function has nothing to do with Gio.SimpleAsyncResult.set_check_cancellable(). It only refers to the Gio.Cancellable passed to g_simple_async_result_run_in_thread().

Deprecated since version 2.46.


op_res (bool) – a bool.

Sets the operation result to a boolean within the asynchronous result.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use Gio.Task and Gio.Task.return_boolean() instead.


op_res (int) – a #gssize.

Sets the operation result within the asynchronous result to the given op_res.

Deprecated since version 2.46: Use Gio.Task and Gio.Task.return_int() instead.