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getundoc - get undocumented object properties

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getundoc - get undocumented object properties


Yair Altman (view profile)


17 Sep 2011 (Updated )

GETUNDOC returns a structure of undocumented properties (names & values) for the specified object

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GETUNDOC('OBJECT') or GETUNDOC(H) returns a structure of undocumented properties (names & values) for the object having handle H or identified by the string 'OBJECT'.

GETUNDOC(H,true) returns the undocumented properties of H, while skipping the following standard undocumented properties: ALimInclude, ApplicationData, Behavior, CLimInclude, HelpTopicKey, IncludeRenderer, PixelBounds, Serializable, XLimInclude, YLimInclude, ZLimInclude

For example, GETUNDOC('axes') or GETUNDOC(gca) returns undocumented property names and values for the axes object.

Full technical description:

This is an extension of Duane Hanselman's original utility from 2006 (which is no longer available on the File Exchange).


Uiinspect Display Methods, Properties & Callbacks Of An Object inspired this file.

Required Products MATLAB
MATLAB release MATLAB 7.2 (R2006a)
Other requirements Compatible with Matlab 6.0 (R12) all the way to Matlab R2013b and beyond
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Comments and Ratings (3)
21 Jan 2012 Yair Altman

Yair Altman (view profile)

Robert - you are correct: there is no need for the aerospace blockset - it got in there by some mistake

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20 Jan 2012 Robert Cumming

Robert Cumming (view profile)

excellent - but why the tag needs Aerospace toolset?

23 Sep 2011 Aurelien Queffurust

Excellent and easy to use .

19 Sep 2011 1.1

Compatibility fix for HG2

20 Jan 2012 1.2

added public fields (Java & MCOS)

21 Jan 2012 1.3

Removed the Aerospace Blockset from the list of requirements - it got in there by mistake...

06 Jun 2012 1.4

added support for handle() references; added support all the way back to Matlab 6.0 (R12)

06 Jul 2012 1.5

enabled optional input parameter to skip standard undocumented props

14 Jan 2013 1.6

added support for user classes deriving hgsetget

01 Jul 2013 1.7

Support for any Matlab handle class, not just those deriving hgsetget

25 Oct 2013 1.8

added support for any Matlab class object (not just handle classes); added onCleanup function

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