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vala-gen-introspect - generate a GI file for GObject and glib based packages

vala-gen-introspect PKGNAME PKGBASE

vala-gen-introspect is a utility which generates GI files from GObject and glib based packages. It can be used in combination with vapigen(1) to generate an API for Vala, and allow its usage in Vala for compiling to native code. PKGNAME is the pkg-config name of the library and PKGBASE specifies the base directory for that package.

gen-introspect [OPTION?]

-h, --help
Show help options

-v, --verbose
Be verbose
-o, --output=FILE
write output here instead of stdout
-n, --namespace=NAMESPACE
Namespace of the module, like 'Gtk'
--shared-library=FILE
Shared library which contains the symbols
--include-idl=IDL
Other gidls to include

https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/vala/issues

https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Vala

J??rg Billeter, Raffaele Sandrini.

After compilation, the following command generates a GI for pango: vala-gen-introspect pango packages/pango
This can then be converted to a Vala API as follows:
vapigen --pkg cairo --vapidir . --library pango packages/pango/pango.gi

vapigen (1)
May 2021 gen-introspect 0.52.3