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Add Libraries to the Library Browser

This example shows how to create a block library and add it to the Simulink® Library Browser.

In the Simulink Editor, click File > New > Library.

Simulink creates an untitled library.

Drag blocks from models or other libraries into the new library. You can modify the blocks in the library by changing block parameters, adding masks, or grouping blocks in subsystems.

Save the library in a folder that is on the MATLAB® path.

    Note:   To add a folder to the MATLAB path, right-click the folder in MATLAB, and click Add to Path > Selected Folders and Subfolders.

Open the library and unlock it by clicking Diagram > Unlock Library.

At the MATLAB command line, enable the model property EnableLBRepository so that Simulink can add the library to the Library Browser.

set_param(gcs, 'EnableLBRepository','on');

In MATLAB, open the folder containing the library and right-click and select New File > Script.

Save the file as slblocks.m.

Open slblocks.m, and add this function into it.

function blkStruct = slblocks
		% This function specifies that the library should appear
		% in the Library Browser
		% and be cached in the browser repository

		Browser.Library = 'mylib';
		% 'mylib' is the name of the library

		Browser.Name = 'My Library';
		% 'My Library' is the library name that appears in the Library Browser

		blkStruct.Browser = Browser;

The slblocks.m file allows you to control how Simulink displays your library. For example, you can specify the location of your library in relation to other libraries. You can also display your library as a sublibrary.

To view sample code snippets that allow this type of control, view the code and comments in the slblocks.m file in the folder matlabroot/toolbox/simulink/blocks.

Save the file slblocks.m. Open the Library Browser and refresh it to view your library.

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