/* GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
 * Copyright (C) 1995 Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis
 *
 * GimpTextLayer
 * Copyright (C) 2002-2004  Sven Neumann
 *
 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
 * (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
 * GNU General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 * along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
 * Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
 */
/**
 * gimp_text_layer_new:
 * @image: the #GimpImage the layer should belong to
 * @text: a #GimpText object
 *
 * Creates a new text layer.
 *
 * Return value: a new #GimpTextLayer or %NULL in case of a problem
 **/
GimpLayer *
gimp_text_layer_new (GimpImage *image,
                     GimpText  *text)
{
  GimpTextLayer *layer;

  g_return_val_if_fail (GIMP_IS_IMAGE (image), NULL);
  g_return_val_if_fail (GIMP_IS_TEXT (text), NULL);

  if (! text->text)
    return NULL;

  layer = g_object_new (GIMP_TYPE_TEXT_LAYER, NULL);

  gimp_drawable_configure (GIMP_DRAWABLE (layer),
                           image,
                           0, 0, 1, 1,
                           gimp_image_base_type_with_alpha (image),
                           NULL);

  gimp_text_layer_set_text (layer, text);

  if (! gimp_text_layer_render (layer))
    {
      g_object_unref (layer);
      return NULL;
    }

  return GIMP_LAYER (layer);
}

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