How can I find out what the default MATLAB COM Automation Server is when I have different versions installed?

Asked by MathWorks Support Team on 23 Mar 2010

I have multiple versions of MATLAB installed on my system. I would like to interface with MATLAB through the COM Automation Server interface. Is there a way to determine what version is being called by default?

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Answer by MathWorks Support Team on 23 Mar 2010
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The following code will determine what the default server is and if the MATLAB executable that is specified in it exists or not:

function getmatlabdefaultserver()
getdefaultserver('MATLAB.Application');
function getdefaultserver(serverApplication)
if ~exist('serverApplication', 'var')
error('Please specify a server application');
end
try
      % Get registry keys.
      serverAppCLSID = winqueryreg('HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT', [serverApplication '\CLSID\']);
      progId = winqueryreg('HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT', ['CLSID\' serverAppCLSID '\']);
      localServer32 = winqueryreg('HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT', ['CLSID\' serverAppCLSID '\LocalServer32\']);
      disp(['The default Automation Server for "' serverApplication '" on this machine is:'])
      disp(['ProgId: ' progId]);
      disp(['LocalServer32: ' localServer32]);
      disp(['CLSID: ' serverAppCLSID]);
      % Parse server application's path.
      serverAppPath = regexpi(localServer32, '.*\.exe', 'match', 'once');
      serverAppPath = strrep(serverAppPath, '"', ''); % Remove ".
      % Check if executable exists.
      if ~isempty(serverAppPath)
          if exist(serverAppPath, 'file')
              disp(['File exists: ''' serverAppPath '''']);
          else
              warning(['File does not exist: ' serverAppPath]);
          end
      end
catch
      disp('There was an error while reading the registry.');
end

To register a certain MATLAB version as the default server, execute the following command in the MATLAB Command Window of your desired version, as specified in the related solution 1-3ZJXQR:

!matlab -regserver

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