GIOChannel provides a portable method for using file descriptors, sockets and pipes and integrating them into the GLib main loop.
provides a method for automatic string completion using a group of target strings. This is typically used for file name completion as is common in many UNIX shells. A possible use of such APIs in a mobile device application is the contacts application. For example, if all the names that begin with a particular prefix, say "abc", are to be displayed, these APIs can be used to get and display all the names that begin with "abc".
Using Exported Global Variables for GLib
GLib on Linux has many global variables like
exported from the
file. Symbian platform does not support exporting global variables from the DLL. Therefore, the global variable of GLib cannot be exported and hence used directly.
Getting GLib events in Symbian UI applications
Symbian UI applications run an event loop that is based on
. The active scheduler is started by the UI framework immediately after the UI has been created (that is after
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