Interfacing Raku to Gnome GTK+


Icons pointing to an image file


include: gio/gio.h

Gnome::Gio::FileIcon specifies an icon by pointing to an image file to be used as icon.

See Also

Gnome::Gio::Icon, Gnome::Gio::LoadableIcon



unit class Gnome::Gio::FileIcon;
also is Gnome::GObject::Object;
also does Gnome::Gio::Icon;

Uml Diagram




Create a new FileIcon object.

multi method new ( N-GObject :$file! )


Generate a Gnome::Gio::FileIcon instance from a string. This function can fail if the string is not valid - see for discussion. When it fails, the error object in the attribute $.last-error will be set.

method new ( Str :$string! )
  • Str $string; A string obtained via


Create a FileIcon object using a native object from elsewhere. See also Gnome::N::TopLevelClassSupport.

multi method new ( N-GObject :$native-object! )

get-file, get-file-rk

Gets the Gnome::Gio::File associated with the given icon.

Returns: a Gnome::Gio::File, or undefined.

method get-file ( --> N-GFile )
method get-file-rk ( --> Gnome::Gio::File )


An example of using a string type property of a Gnome::Gtk3::Label object. This is just showing how to set/read a property, not that it is the best way to do it. This is because a) The class initialization often provides some options to set some of the properties and b) the classes provide many methods to modify just those properties. In the case below one can use new(:label(‘my text label’)) or .set-text(‘my text label’).

my Gnome::Gtk3::Label $label .= new;
my Gnome::GObject::Value $gv .= new(:init(G_TYPE_STRING));
$label.get-property( 'label', $gv);
$gv.set-string('my text label');

Supported properties

file: file

The file containing the icon.Widget type: G_TYPE_FILE

The Gnome::GObject::Value type of property file is G_TYPE_OBJECT.