Re: [Vala] Question on Documentation and tutorials.
- From: "Clément DAVID" <c david86 gmail com>
- To: "Ahm ed" <zrchrn gmail com>
- Cc: vala-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Vala] Question on Documentation and tutorials.
- Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:42:18 +0200
You can take a look at samples on the Vala main page :
If you want more informations about gtk and glib ecosystem, look at :
http://library.gnome.org/devel/references or with devhelp (which is
better) with the right documentation installed on your system.
And finally you can take a look at the *.vapi (/usr/share/vala/vapi)
files which represent C libraries on the Vala programming language.
Example: you want to eject a specific volume
1. look at devhelp about 'volume' and after reading and navigating
through each referenced doc, you know that you must get all the
GDrives from a GVolumeMonitor object.
// in C
GVolumeMonitor* myVolumeMonitor = g_drive_get_volumes();
GList* myDrives = g_volume_monitor_get_connected_drives
( myVolumeMonitor );
2. Then look at the corresponding vapi file to find the Vala
classes and fonctions names (Usually C class name without the first
'G' and C function name without class prefix).
// in Vala
VolumeMonitor myVolumeMonitor = VolumeMonitor.get ();
List myDrives = myVolumeMonitor.get_connected_drives ();
foreach ( Drive drv in myDrives )
stdout.printf (drv.get_name ());
After some writing some samples like that, you can read significations
of keywords like : weak, abstract, virtual; in the documentation
good bye and good luck ;)
2008/8/22 Ahm ed <zrchrn gmail com>:
I just wanted to start by saying that I really do appreciate all the work
that you do here on vala and I am very excited for the completion of this
language and it's tools. As such I am interested in learning vala, however I
have had a hard time with the documentation. I have looked through the
tutorial located at http://live.gnome.org/Vala/Tutorial which I found to be
informative. Also some of the examples on the vala web site are pretty good,
though I would appreciate more comments and explanations of certain things.
However the documentation doesn't not seem to be through or complete, for
example file I/O is one thing I have not found full documentation for.
Another thing that I think would be useful would be a standalone vala-gtk
api with it's own tutorials. If these things I mentioned are available
please point me in the right direction. I have mostly worked with C++ and Qt
as well as a little gtkmm so I am not really familiar with C and the C api
for gtk etc.
I understand that this is all a work in progress and I do appreciate your
efforts, I am just eager to get started on some projects with vala.
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