I need to show some images inside my GTK+ 2.32 application so I decided to 
embed them using GResource compiler.

I’ve prepared an XML file like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>


  <gresource prefix="/myapp/icons">

    <file preprocess="to-pixdata">logo.png</file>



And after “glib-compile-resources.exe --target=icons.c --generate icons.xml”, I 
correctly have a .c file with images encoded inside.

Problem here: i need that images to be shown in About dialog 
(gtk_show_about_dialog) and buttons (gtk_button_set_image). As far as I know, 
to accomplish this I have to create GdkPixbuf (for gtk_about_dialog_set_logo) 
and GtkWidget (for gtk_button_set_image). I tried with this code but got some 
issues (see the comments):


    GResource* icons = icons_get_resource();

    GBytes* data = g_resource_lookup_data(icons, path, 

    gsite size = g_bytes_get_size(data); // <-- this works since I have no 
errors and the size is > 0, so I expect data to be ok

    // now I need to create a GdkPixbuf, is that the correct way?

    GError* e = NULL;

    GdkPixbuf* pixbuf;

    pixbuf = gdk_pixbuf_new_from_inline(g_bytes_get_size(data), data, FALSE, 
    // error here! Message is “Image header corrupt”

    // if worked… I’d continue by also getting the GtkWidget image with:
    GtkWidget* image;

    image = gtk_image_new_from_pixbuf(pixbuf);


I can’t really understand how Pixbuf expects from the GResource data… also i 
read in the docs that “gdk_pixbuf_new_from_inline has been deprecated since 
version 2.32 and should not be used in newly-written code. Use GResource 
instead.”… so what’s the correct way to create Pixbuf for About boxes and 
GdkWidgets for image button?

Thanks for the support


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