Using the Editor and Debugger with Classes

Referring to Class Files

Define classes in files just like scripts and functions. To use the editor or debugger with a class file, use the full class name. For example, suppose the file for a class, myclass.m is in the following location:


To open myclass.m in the MATLAB® editor, you could reference the file using dot-separated package names:

edit PackFld1.PackFld2.myclass

You could also use path notation:

edit +PackFld1/+PackFld2/@myclass/myclass

If myclass.m is not in an @-folder, then enter:

edit +PackFld1/+PackFld2/myclass

To refer to functions inside a package folder, use dot or path separators:

edit PackFld1.PackFld2.packFunction
edit +PackFld1/+PackFld2/packFunction

To refer to a function defined in its own file inside of a class @-folder, use:

edit +PackFld1/+PackFld2/@myclass/myMethod

Debugging Class Files

For debugging, dbstop accepts any of the file specifications used by the edit command.

See Automatic Updates for Modified Classes for information about clearing class.

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