function get_string(): [return_value: String, length: Number(gsize)] {
    // Gjs wrapper for g_variant_get_string()

Returns the string value of a GLib.Variant instance with a string type. This includes the types %G_VARIANT_TYPE_STRING, %G_VARIANT_TYPE_OBJECT_PATH and %G_VARIANT_TYPE_SIGNATURE.

The string will always be utf8 encoded.

If length is non-null then the length of the string (in bytes) is returned there. For trusted values, this information is already known. For untrusted values, a strlen() will be performed.

It is an error to call this function with a value of any type other than those three.

The return value remains valid as long as value exists.

Since 2.24


the constant string, utf8 encoded


a pointer to a #gsize, to store the length