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mxGetChars (C)

Pointer to character array data

C Syntax

#include "matrix.h"
mxChar *mxGetChars(const mxArray *array_ptr);



Pointer to an mxArray


Pointer to the first character in the mxArray. Returns NULL if the specified array is not a character array.


Call mxGetChars to access the first character in the mxArray that array_ptr points to. Once you have the starting address, you can access any other element in the mxArray.

See Also


Introduced before R2006a

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