Commit 678899e8 authored by Philip Withnall's avatar Philip Withnall

docs: Mention the alias GResource attribute in the documentation

It was the only part of the XML format which was not documented.
Signed-off-by: Philip Withnall's avatarPhilip Withnall <>
parent 29b4e9b0
......@@ -83,6 +83,13 @@ G_DEFINE_BOXED_TYPE (GResource, g_resource, g_resource_ref, g_resource_unref)
* set to the full path to the gdk-pixbuf-pixdata executable; otherwise the resource compiler will
* abort.
* Resource files will be exported in the GResource namespace using the
* combination of the given `prefix` and the filename from the `file` element.
* The `alias` attribute can be used to alter the filename to expose them at a
* different location in the resource namespace. Typically, this is used to
* include files from a different source directory without exposing the source
* directory in the resource namespace, as in the example below.
* Resource bundles are created by the [glib-compile-resources][glib-compile-resources] program
* which takes an XML file that describes the bundle, and a set of files that the XML references. These
* are combined into a binary resource bundle.
......@@ -95,6 +102,7 @@ G_DEFINE_BOXED_TYPE (GResource, g_resource, g_resource_ref, g_resource_unref)
* <file>data/splashscreen.png</file>
* <file compressed="true">dialog.ui</file>
* <file preprocess="xml-stripblanks">menumarkup.xml</file>
* <file alias="example.css">data/example.css</file>
* </gresource>
* </gresources>
* ]|
......@@ -104,6 +112,7 @@ G_DEFINE_BOXED_TYPE (GResource, g_resource, g_resource_ref, g_resource_unref)
* /org/gtk/Example/data/splashscreen.png
* /org/gtk/Example/dialog.ui
* /org/gtk/Example/menumarkup.xml
* /org/gtk/Example/example.css
* ]|
* Note that all resources in the process share the same namespace, so use Java-style
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