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getHWnd - retrieve the underlying Windows handle for Matlab figure(s)

version 1.2.0.0 (4.96 KB) by Yair Altman
Enable C++ GUI integration by retrieving the HWnd handle of matlab figure(s)

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Updated 28 Jun 2018

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Syntax:
hWnd = gethwnd(hFig)

Description:
HWnd = GETHWND retrieves the current figure (gcf)'s underlying Windows handle, thus enabling integration of Matlab GUI in C/C++/C# programs.
HWnd = GETHWND(hFig) retrieves a specific figure's underlying Windows handle. hFig is a Matlab handle, or a list of handles (not necessarily figure handle(s) - the handles' containing figure is used).

Limitations:
Windows-only (duh!); Java must be enabled

Warning:
This code heavily relies on undocumented and unsupported Matlab functionality. It works on Matlab 7+, but use at your own risk!

Bugs and suggestions:
Please send to Yair Altman (altmany at gmail dot com)

Cite As

Yair Altman (2021). getHWnd - retrieve the underlying Windows handle for Matlab figure(s) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/16743-gethwnd-retrieve-the-underlying-windows-handle-for-matlab-figure-s), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2007a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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