rosgenmsg

Generate custom messages from ROS definitions

Description

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rosgenmsg(folderpath) generates ROS custom messages in MATLAB® by reading ROS custom message and service definitions in the specified folder path. The function expects ROS package folders inside the folder path. These packages contain the message definitions in .msg files and the service definitions in .srv files. The packages require a package.xml file to define its contents.

After calling this function, you can send and receive your custom messages in MATLAB like all other supported messages. You can create these messages using rosmessage or view the list of messages by calling rosmsg list.

Note

To use the function, you must install the ROS Toolbox Interface for the ROS Custom Messages add-on using rosAddons.

Examples

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After you install the support package and prepare your custom message package folder, specify the folder path and call rosgenmsg.

folderpath = "C:/Users/user1/Documents/robot_custom_msg/";
rosgenmsg(folderpath)

Input Arguments

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Path to package folders, specified as a string scalar or character vector. These folders contain message definitions in .msg files and the service definitions in .srv files. The packages require a package.xml file to define its contents.

Limitations

  • You must install the ROS Toolbox Interface for ROS Custom Messages add-on using rosAddons to use this function.

Introduced in R2019b