is an abstract class. Therefore, you cannot create objects of this
class directly. Use the
handle class as a superclass
to implement subclasses that inherit handle behavior. MATLAB® defines
several classes that derive from the
These classes provide specialized functionality to subclasses.
Derive your class from these
to add both handle behavior and specific functionality to your class:
matlab.mixin.SetGet — Provides
to access property values.
Enables you to define properties that are associated with an object,
but not the class in general.
matlab.mixin.Copyable Provides a
that you can customize for your class.
For information on how to define subclasses, see Define Subclasses — Syntax and Techniques .
When you derive a class from the
the subclass inherits methods that enable you to work more effectively
with handle objects.
List the methods of a class by passing the class name to the
Methods for class handle: addlistener findobj gt lt delete findprop isvalid ne eq ge le notify
For information on how to use the
see Events and Listeners Syntax.
TF = eq(H1,H2) TF = ne(H1,H2) TF = lt(H1,H2) TF = le(H1,H2) TF = gt(H1,H2) TF = ge(H1,H2)
The handle class overloads these functions to support equality
tests and sorting on handles. For each pair of input arrays, these
functions return a logical array of the same size. Each element is
an element-wise equality or comparison test result. The input arrays
must be the same size or one (or both) can be scalar. The method performs
scalar expansion as required. For more information on handle class
relational methods, see
method to determine if a variable is a valid handle object. For example,
in the statement:
B = isvalid(H)
B is a logical array in which each element
true if, and only if, the corresponding element
H is a valid handle.
always the same size as
MATLAB destroys objects in the workspace of a function when the function:
Reassigns an object variable to a new value
Does not use an object variable for the remainder of a function
Function execution ends
When MATLAB destroys an object, it also destroys values stored in the properties of the object. MATLAB frees computer memory associated with the object for use by MATLAB or the operating system.
You do not need to free memory in handle classes. However, there
can be other operations that you want to perform when destroying an
object. For example, closing a file or shutting down an external program
that the object constructor started. Define a
in your handle subclass for these purposes.
See Handle Class Destructor for more information.