(To be removed) Open graphical tool for creating and editing MATLAB instrument driver
This function will be removed in a future release. Use the Instrument Control Toolbox™ Support Package for IVI® and VXIplug&play Drivers instead. For more information on updating your code, see Compatibility Considerations.
The name of a MATLAB® instrument driver.
midedit opens the MATLAB Instrument Driver Editor, which is a graphical tool for creating and
editing instrument drivers.
midedit('driver') opens the MATLAB Instrument Driver Editor for the specified instrument driver. The
default extension for driver is .
mdd. Note that
driver can include a relative partial pathname.
The editor consists of two main parts: the navigation pane and the detail pane. The navigation pane lists the driver-specific properties and functions in a tree view, while the detail pane allows you to configure and document the properties and functions.
midedit may also be used to import
VXIplug&play or IVI drivers. With
midedit open, select
Import from the File menu.
The import process creates a new MATLAB Instrument Driver based on the VXIplug&play
or IVI driver. This allows you to customize the behavior of device objects
that use the VXIplug&play or IVI driver.
For details and examples on the MATLAB Instrument Driver Editor, see MATLAB Instrument Driver Editor Overview.
MIDEDIT is unable to open MDDs with non-ascii characters either in their name or path on Mac platforms.
Version HistoryIntroduced before R2006a
This function returns a warning that it will be removed in a future release.
For existing MATLAB instrument drivers created with
icdevice function still works. For
IVI and VXIplug&play
with one of the supported drivers in the Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for
IVI and VXIplug&play Drivers.
midtest functions launch apps to
edit and test MATLAB instrument drivers. For existing instrument driver files, you can use a text
editor to make edits, if necessary. These apps are not needed for the
For more information about the Instrument Control Toolbox Support Package for IVI and VXIplug&play Drivers, see IVI and VXIplug&play Drivers.
R2022a: To be removed
This function runs without warning but will be removed in a future release.