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getpref

Get custom preference value

Syntax

value = getpref(group,pref)

Description

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value = getpref(group,pref) returns the value for the specified preference. value can be any MATLAB® data type, including numeric types, character vectors, cell arrays, structures, and objects. If pref specifies multiple preferences, getpref returns the values in a cell array. If the specified preference does not exist, MATLAB returns an error.

Examples

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Add a preference called version to the mytoolbox group of preferences and then get the preference value.

addpref('mytoolbox','version','1.0')
getpref('mytoolbox','version')
ans =
    '1.0'

Input Arguments

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Preference group name, specified as a character vector or a string scalar. group must be a unique and valid variable name. For more information, see Variable Names.

Example: 'mytoolbox'

Data Types: char | string

Custom preference name, specified as a character vector, a cell array of character vectors, or a string array. pref must be a valid variable name. For more information, see Variable Names.

Example: 'version'

Example: {'version','modifieddate','docpath'}

Data Types: char | string

Introduced before R2006a

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