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compiler.build.CSharedLibraryOptions

Options for building C shared libraries

Description

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opts = compiler.build.CSharedLibraryOptions(FunctionFiles) creates a default C shared library options object using the MATLAB® files FunctionFiles. Use the CSharedLibraryOptions object as an input to the compiler.build.cSharedLibrary function.

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opts = compiler.build.CSharedLibraryOptions(FunctionFiles,Name,Value) creates a CSharedLibraryOptions object with options specified using one or more name-value arguments. Options include the library name, output directory, and additional files to include.

Examples

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Create a CSharedLibraryOptions object using file input.

For this example, use the file magicsquare.m located in matlabroot\extern\examples\compiler.

appFile = fullfile(matlabroot,'extern','examples','compiler','magicsquare.m');
opts = compiler.build.CSharedLibraryOptions(appFile)
opts = 

  CSharedLibraryOptions with properties:

           EmbedArchive: on
          FunctionFiles: {'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2021a\extern\examples\compiler\magicsquare.m'}
             DebugBuild: off
            LibraryName: 'magicsquare'
         LibraryVersion: '1.0.0.0'
        AdditionalFiles: {}
    AutoDetectDataFiles: on
                Verbose: off
              OutputDir: '.\magicsquarecSharedLibrary'

You can modify the property values of an existing CSharedLibraryOptions object using dot notation. For example, enable verbose output.

opts.Verbose = 'on'
opts = 

  CSharedLibraryOptions with properties:

           EmbedArchive: on
          FunctionFiles: {'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2021a\extern\examples\compiler\magicsquare.m'}
             DebugBuild: off
            LibraryName: 'magicsquare'
         LibraryVersion: '1.0.0.0'
        AdditionalFiles: {}
    AutoDetectDataFiles: on
                Verbose: on
              OutputDir: '.\magicsquarecSharedLibrary'

Use the CSharedLibraryOptions object as an input to the compiler.build.cSharedLibrary function to build a C shared library.

buildResults = compiler.build.cSharedLibrary(opts);

Create a CSharedLibraryOptions object and customize it using name-value arguments.

For this example, use the file magicsquare.m located in matlabroot\extern\examples\compiler. Use name-value arguments to specify the output directory and disable automatic detection of data files.

appFile = fullfile(matlabroot,'extern','examples','compiler','magicsquare.m');
opts = compiler.build.CSharedLibraryOptions(appFile,...
    'OutputDir','D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\MagicSquareLib',...
    'AutoDetectDataFiles','off')
opts = 

  CSharedLibraryOptions with properties:

           EmbedArchive: on
          FunctionFiles: {'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2021a\extern\examples\compiler\magicsquare.m'}
             DebugBuild: off
            LibraryName: 'magicsquare'
         LibraryVersion: '1.0.0.0'
        AdditionalFiles: {}
    AutoDetectDataFiles: off
                Verbose: off
              OutputDir: 'D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\MagicSquareLib'

You can modify the property values of an existing CSharedLibraryOptions object using dot notation. For example, enable verbose output.

opts.Verbose = 'on'
opts = 

  CSharedLibraryOptions with properties:

           EmbedArchive: on
          FunctionFiles: {'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2021a\extern\examples\compiler\magicsquare.m'}
             DebugBuild: off
            LibraryName: 'magicsquare'
         LibraryVersion: '1.0.0.0'
        AdditionalFiles: {}
    AutoDetectDataFiles: off
                Verbose: on
              OutputDir: 'D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\MagicSquareLib'

Use the CSharedLibraryOptions object as an input to the compiler.build.cSharedLibrary function to build a C shared library.

buildResults = compiler.build.cSharedLibrary(opts);

Input Arguments

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Files implementing MATLAB functions, specified as a character vector, a string scalar, a string array, or a cell array of character vectors. File paths can be relative to the current working directory or absolute. Files must have a .m extension.

Example: ["myfunc1.m","myfunc2.m"]

Data Types: char | string | cell

Name-Value Pair Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Example: 'Verbose','on'

Additional files to include in the C shared library, specified as a character vector, a string scalar, a string array, or a cell array of character vectors. File paths can be relative to the current working directory or absolute.

Example: 'AdditionalFiles',["myvars.mat","data.txt"]

Data Types: char | string | cell

Flag to automatically include data files, specified as 'on' or 'off', or as numeric or logical 1 (true) or 0 (false). A value of 'on' is equivalent to true, and 'off' is equivalent to false. Thus, you can use the value of this property as a logical value. The value is stored as an on/off logical value of type matlab.lang.OnOffSwitchState.

  • If you set this property to 'on', then data files that you provide as inputs to certain functions (such as load and fopen) are automatically included in the shared library.

  • If you set this property to 'off', then you must add data files to the shared library using the AdditionalFiles option.

Example: 'AutoDetectDataFiles','off'

Data Types: logical

Flag to enable debug symbols, specified as 'on' or 'off', or as numeric or logical 1 (true) or 0 (false). A value of 'on' is equivalent to true, and 'off' is equivalent to false. Thus, you can use the value of this property as a logical value. The value is stored as an on/off logical value of type matlab.lang.OnOffSwitchState.

  • If you set this property to 'on', then the compiled library contains debug symbols.

  • If you set this property to 'off', then the compiled library does not contain debug symbols.

Example: 'DebugBuild','on'

Data Types: logical

Flag to embed the deployable archive, specified as 'on' or 'off', or as numeric or logical 1 (true) or 0 (false). A value of 'on' is equivalent to true, and 'off' is equivalent to false. Thus, you can use the value of this property as a logical value. The value is stored as an on/off logical value of type matlab.lang.OnOffSwitchState.

  • If you set this property to 'on', then the function embeds the deployable archive in the shared library.

  • If you set this property to 'off', then the function generates the deployable archive as a separate file.

Example: 'EmbedArchive','off'

Data Types: logical

Name of the C shared library, specified as a character vector or a string scalar. The default name of the generated library is the first entry of the FunctionFiles argument.

Example: 'LibraryName','mymagic'

Data Types: char | string

Path to the output directory where the build files are saved, specified as a character vector or a string scalar. The path can be relative to the current working directory or absolute.

The default name of the build folder is the library name appended with cSharedLibrary.

Example: 'OutputDir','D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\mymagiccSharedLibrary'

Data Types: char | string

Flag to control build verbosity, specified as 'on' or 'off', or as numeric or logical 1 (true) or 0 (false). A value of 'on' is equivalent to true, and 'off' is equivalent to false. Thus, you can use the value of this property as a logical value. The value is stored as an on/off logical value of type matlab.lang.OnOffSwitchState.

  • If you set this property to 'on', then the MATLAB command window displays progress information indicating compiler output during the build process.

  • If you set this property to 'off', then the command window does not display progress information.

Example: 'Verbose','on'

Data Types: logical

Output Arguments

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C library build options, returned as a CSharedLibraryOptions object.

Introduced in R2021a