GI Documentation

This is the API provided by the toplevel “gi” package.

gi.require_version(namespace, version)
Parameters:
  • namespace (str) – The namespace
  • version (str) – The version of the namespace which should be loaded
Raises:

ValueError

Ensures the namespace gets loaded with the given version. If the namespace was already loaded with a different version or a different version was required previously raises ValueError.

import gi
gi.require_version('Gtk', '3.0')
gi.require_foreign(namespace, symbol=None)
Parameters:
  • namespace (str) – Introspection namespace of the foreign module (e.g. “cairo”)
  • symbol (str or None) – Optional symbol typename to ensure a converter exists.
Raises:

ImportError

Ensure the given foreign marshaling module is available and loaded.

Example:

import gi
import cairo
gi.require_foreign('cairo')
gi.require_foreign('cairo', 'Surface')
gi.check_version(version)
Parameters:version (tuple) – A version tuple
Raises:ValueError

Compares the passed in version tuple with the gi version and does nothing if gi version is the same or newer. Otherwise raises ValueError.

gi.get_required_version(namespace)
Returns:The version successfully required previously by gi.require_version() or None
Return type:str or None
gi.version_info = (3, 18, 1)

The version of PyGObject

class gi.PyGIDeprecationWarning

The warning class used for deprecations in PyGObject and the included Python overrides. It inherits from DeprecationWarning and is hidden by default.

class gi.PyGIWarning

Like gi.PyGIDeprecationWarning but visible by default.