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compiler.build.DotNETAssemblyOptions

Options for building .NET assemblies

Description

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opts = compiler.build.DotNETAssemblyOptions(Files) creates a DotNETAssemblyOptions object using MATLAB® functions specified by Files. Use the DotNETAssemblyOptions object as an input to the compiler.build.dotNETAssembly function.

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

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opts = compiler.build.DotNETAssemblyOptions(ClassMap) creates a DotNETAssemblyOptions object with a class mapping specified using a container.Map object ClassMap.

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

Examples

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Create a DotNETAssemblyOptions 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.DotNETAssemblyOptions(appFile)
opts = 

  DotNETAssemblyOptions with properties:

             AssemblyName: 'example.magicsquare'
          AssemblyVersion: '1.0.0.0'
                 ClassMap: [1×1 containers.Map]
               DebugBuild: off
             EmbedArchive: on
           EnableRemoting: off
    SampleGenerationFiles: {}
        StrongNameKeyFile: ''
          AdditionalFiles: {}
      AutoDetectDataFiles: on
                  Verbose: off
                OutputDir: '.\magicsquaredotNETAssembly'

   Class Map Information
         magicsquareClass: {'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2021a\extern\examples\compiler\magicsquare.m'}

You can modify property values of an existing DotNETAssemblyOptions object using dot notation.

opts.Verbose = 'on'
opts = 

  DotNETAssemblyOptions with properties:

             AssemblyName: 'example.magicsquare'
          AssemblyVersion: '1.0.0.0'
                 ClassMap: [1×1 containers.Map]
               DebugBuild: off
             EmbedArchive: on
           EnableRemoting: off
    SampleGenerationFiles: {}
        StrongNameKeyFile: ''
          AdditionalFiles: {}
      AutoDetectDataFiles: on
                  Verbose: on
                OutputDir: '.\magicsquaredotNETAssembly'

   Class Map Information
         magicsquareClass: {'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2021a\extern\examples\compiler\magicsquare.m'}

Use the DotNETAssemblyOptions object as an input to the compiler.build.dotNETAssembly function to build a .NET assembly.

buildResults = compiler.build.dotNETAssembly(opts);

Create a DotNETAssemblyOptions 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.

opts = compiler.build.DotNETAssemblyOptions('magicsquare.m',...
    'OutputDir','D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\MagicDotNET',...
    'AutoDetectDataFiles','off')
opts = 

  DotNETAssemblyOptions with properties:

             AssemblyName: 'example.magicsquare'
          AssemblyVersion: '1.0.0.0'
                 ClassMap: [1×1 containers.Map]
               DebugBuild: off
             EmbedArchive: on
           EnableRemoting: off
    SampleGenerationFiles: {}
        StrongNameKeyFile: ''
          AdditionalFiles: {}
      AutoDetectDataFiles: off
                  Verbose: off
                OutputDir: 'D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\MagicDotNET'

   Class Map Information
         magicsquareClass: {'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2021a\extern\examples\compiler\magicsquare.m'}

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

opts.Verbose = 'on'
opts = 

  DotNETAssemblyOptions with properties:

             AssemblyName: 'example.magicsquare'
          AssemblyVersion: '1.0.0.0'
                 ClassMap: [1×1 containers.Map]
               DebugBuild: off
             EmbedArchive: on
           EnableRemoting: off
    SampleGenerationFiles: {}
        StrongNameKeyFile: ''
          AdditionalFiles: {}
      AutoDetectDataFiles: off
                  Verbose: on
                OutputDir: 'D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\MagicDotNET'

   Class Map Information
         magicsquareClass: {'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2021a\extern\examples\compiler\magicsquare.m'}

Use the DotNETAssemblyOptions object as an input to the compiler.build.dotNETAssembly function to build a .NET assembly.

buildResults = compiler.build.dotNETAssembly(opts);

Create a DotNETAssemblyOptions object using a class map.

Create a containers.Map object whose keys are class names and whose values are MATLAB function files.

cmap = containers.Map;
cmap('Class1') = {'exampleFcn1.m','exampleFcn2.m'};
cmap('Class2') = {'exampleFcn3.m','exampleFcn4.m'};

Create the DotNETAssemblyOptions object using the class map cmap.

opts = compiler.build.DotNETAssemblyOptions(cmap)
opts = 

  DotNETAssemblyOptions with properties:

             AssemblyName: 'example.exampleFcn1'
          AssemblyVersion: '1.0.0.0'
                 ClassMap: [2×1 containers.Map]
               DebugBuild: off
             EmbedArchive: on
           EnableRemoting: off
    SampleGenerationFiles: {}
        StrongNameKeyFile: ''
          AdditionalFiles: {}
      AutoDetectDataFiles: on
                  Verbose: off
                OutputDir: '.\exampleFcn1dotNETAssembly'

   Class Map Information
                   Class1: {2×1 cell}
                   Class2: {2×1 cell}

You can also create a DotNETAssemblyOptions object using name-value arguments or modify an existing object using dot notation. For this example, specify an output directory, enable verbose output, and disable automatic detection of data files.

opts = compiler.build.DotNETAssemblyOptions(cmap,...
    'OutputDir','D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\MagicDotNET',...
    'Verbose','On');
opts.AutoDetectDataFiles = 'off'
opts = 

  DotNETAssemblyOptions with properties:

             AssemblyName: 'example.exampleFcn1'
          AssemblyVersion: '1.0.0.0'
                 ClassMap: [2×1 containers.Map]
               DebugBuild: off
             EmbedArchive: on
           EnableRemoting: off
    SampleGenerationFiles: {}
        StrongNameKeyFile: ''
          AdditionalFiles: {}
      AutoDetectDataFiles: off
                  Verbose: on
                OutputDir: 'D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\MagicDotNET'

   Class Map Information
                   Class1: {2×1 cell}
                   Class2: {2×1 cell}

Use the DotNETAssemblyOptions object as an input to the compiler.build.dotNETAssembly function to build a .NET assembly.

buildResults = compiler.build.dotNETAssembly(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

Class map, specified as a containers.Map object. Map keys are class names and each value is the set of files mapped to the corresponding class. Files must have a .m extension.

Example: cmap

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 .NET assembly, 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

Name of the .NET assembly, specified as a character vector or a string scalar. Specify 'AssemblyName' as a namespace, which is a period-separated list, such as companyname.groupname.component. The name of the generated library is set to the last entry of the period-separated list. The name must begin with a letter and contain only alphabetic characters and periods.

Example: 'AssemblyName','mathworks.dotnet.mymagic'

Data Types: char | string

Assembly version, specified as a character vector or a string scalar. For information on versioning using MATLAB Compiler SDK™, see Versioning.

Example: 'AssemblyVersion','4.0'

Data Types: char | string

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 .NET assembly.

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

Example: 'AutoDetectDataFiles','off'

Data Types: logical

Name of the .NET class, specified as a character vector or a string scalar. You cannot specify this option if you use a ClassMap input. Class names must meet the .NET class name requirements.

The default value is the name of the first file listed in the Files argument appended with Class.

Example: 'ClassName','magicsquareClass'

Data Types: char | string

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 assembly contains debug symbols.

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

Example: 'DebugBuild','on'

Data Types: logical

Flag to embed the assembly 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 assembly archive in the .NET assembly.

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

Example: 'EmbedArchive','off'

Data Types: logical

Flag to control the remoting type of the assembly, 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 builds a remotable assembly.

  • If you set this property to 'off', then the function builds an assembly that is not remotable.

Example: 'EnableRemoting','on'

Data Types: logical

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 assembly name appended with dotNETAssembly.

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

Data Types: char | string

MATLAB sample files used to generate sample .NET driver files for functions included within the assembly, 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. For more information and limitations, see Sample Driver File Creation.

Example: 'SampleGenerationFiles',["sample1.m","sample2.m"]

Data Types: char | string | cell

Path to the encryption key file used to sign the shared assembly, specified as a character vector or a string scalar. If the value is empty, the function creates a private assembly. The file path can be relative to the current working directory or absolute.

Example: 'StrongNameKeyFile','sgKey.snk'

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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.NET assembly build options, returned as a DotNETAssemblyOptions object.

Introduced in R2021a