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       dbus-binding-tool - C language GLib bindings generation utility.


       dbus-binding-tool    [--force]    [--help]   [--ignore-unsupported]   [--mode=pretty|glib-
       client|glib-server] [--output=file] [--prefix=symbol-prefix] [--version] [file...]


       dbus-binding-tool is used to expose a GObject via D-Bus.  As input, dbus-binding-tool uses
       a  D-Bus  Introspection  XML  file.  As output, the client-side or server-side bindings is
       generated.  This output is a header file which eases the use of  a  remote  D-Bus  object.
       Output is sent to standard out or to the filename specified with the --output argument.


       The  following  is  a  sample  D-Bus Introspection XML file which describes an object that
       exposes one method, named ManyArgs:

       <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
       <node name="/com/example/MyObject">
         <interface name="com.example.MyObject">
           <method name="ManyArgs">
             <arg type="u" name="x" direction="in" />
             <arg type="s" name="str" direction="in" />
             <arg type="d" name="trouble" direction="in" />
             <arg type="d" name="d_ret" direction="out" />
             <arg type="s" name="str_ret" direction="out" />

       dbus-binding-tool supports annotations in the  XML  format  to  further  control  how  the
       bindings are generated.

   client-side bindings
       When  building client-side bindings, the --mode=glib-client argument is used.  The client-
       side  bindings  support  the  "org.freedesktop.DBus.Glib.NoReply"  annotation.   This   is
       specified  within the <method> tag to indicate that the client is not expecting a reply to
       the method call, so a reply should not be sent.  This is often  used  to  speed  up  rapid
       method  calls  where there are no "out" arguments, and not knowing if the method succeeded
       is an acceptable compromise to halve the traffic on the bus.  For example:

       <method name "FooMethod">
         <annotation name="org.freedesktop.DBus.GLib.NoReply" value="yes"/>

   server-side bindings
       When building server-side bindings, the --mode=glib-server argument  is  used.   Also  the
       --prefix argument must be used when building server-side bindings so that functions in the
       generated output are prefexed with the specified value.  The server-side bindings  support
       the following annotations:


       This  annotation  is  used to specify the C symbol names for the various types (interface,
       method, etc.), if it differs from the name D-Bus generates.

       <interface name="com.example.MyObject">
         <annotation name="org.freedesktop.DBus.GLib.CSymbol" value="my_object"/>
         <method name "ManyArgs">
           <annotation name="org.freedesktop.DBus.GLib.CSymbol" value="my_object_many_args"/>


       This annotation marks the method implementation as an asynchronous  function,  which  does
       not  return  a  response  straight  away but will send the response at some later point to
       complete the call. This is used to implement non-blocking services where method calls  can
       take time.

       When  a  method  is asynchronous, the function prototype is different. It is required that
       the function conform to the following rules:

         ·  The function must return a value  of  type  gboolean;  TRUE  on  success,  and  FALSE
         ·  The first parameter is a pointer to an instance of the object.
         ·  Following the object instance pointer are the method input values.
         ·  The  final  parameter  must be a (DBusGMethodInvocation *). This is used when sending
            the  response  message  back  to  the  client,  by  calling  dbus_g_method_return  or

       For example:

       <method name "FooMethod">
         <annotation name="org.freedesktop.DBus.GLib.Async" value="yes"/>


       This  attribute can only be applied to "out" <arg> nodes, and specifies that the parameter
       is not being copied when returned. For example, this turns a 's' argument from a (char **)
       to  a  (const  char  **),  and  results in the argument not being freed by D-Bus after the
       message is sent.  For example:

         <arg type="u" name="x" direction="out">
           <annotation name="org.freedesktop.DBus.GLib.Const" value=""/>


       This attribute can only be applied to "out" <arg> nodes, and alters the expected  function
       signature.  It currently can be set to two values: "" or "error". The argument marked with
       this attribute is not returned via a pointer argument, but by the function's return value.
       If  the  attribute's value is the empty string, the (GError *) argument is also omitted so
       there is no standard way to return an error value. This is  very  useful  for  interfacing
       with  existing code, as it is possible to match existing APIs. If the attribute's value is
       "error", then the final argument is a (GError *) as usual.  For example:

         <arg type="u" name="x" direction="out">
           <annotation name="org.freedesktop.DBus.GLib.ReturnVal" value=""/>


       The following options are supported:


           Overwrite the output file if it already exists with a newer timestamp than the  source


           Display usage information.


           If set, then unsupported signatures for <method> parameters are ignored.


           If  the  value  is "glib-client", then client bindings are generated.  If the value is
           "glib-server", then server bindings are generated.  If the value is "pretty", then the
           output is in a more human readable format.


           Specify the output file.


           Functions in the generated output are prefixed with the symbol-prefix value.


           Display the version number of the dbus-binding-tool command.


       The following operands are supported:

       file            A  list  of  one or more input D-Bus Introspection XML files to include in
                       the generated output.


       The following files are used by this application:

       /usr/bin/dbus-binding-tool      Executable for the D-Bus Binding Tool application.


       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       │      ATTRIBUTE TYPE         │      ATTRIBUTE VALUE        │
       │Availability                 │SUNWdbus-bindings            │
       │Interface stability          │Volatile                     │


       dbus-cleanup-sockets(1), dbus-daemon(1), dbus-monitor(1),  dbus-send(1),  dbus-uuidgen(1),
       libdbus-glib-1(3), attributes(5)


       Written by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2009.