GXml 0.14 and Serialization

Now with all in place for DOM4, GXmlGom is getting support to derive classes from GXml.GomElement, making easy to serialize your GObject classes to XML.

Now you just need to prefix your GObject’s property nicks with “::” and it will be used as XML Element attribute. Now Gom have support for strings, integers, unsigned integers, double and enumerations properties types.

I you have this class:

  public class Taxes : GomElement {
[Description (nick=”::monthRate“)]
public double month_rate { get; set; }
[Description (nick=”::TaxFree“)]
public bool tax_free { get; set; }
[Description (nick=”::Month“)]
public Month month { get; set; }
construct {
_local_name = “Taxes”;
public string to_string () {
return (_document as GomDocument).to_string ();
public enum Month {

You can use:

var t = new Taxes ();

printf (t.to_string ());

and you’ll get:

<Taxes monthRate=”16.5Month=”februaryTaxFree=”true“/>

Next steps will be to implement reading XML documents back to your GObject’s properties.

You will find more “examples” and advances at GXml repository.

Author: despinosa

Linux and GNOME user, full time, since 2001. Actual maintainer of GXml and contributor to other projects mainly on GObject Introspection support.