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Determine whether input is COM object event


tf = isevent(h,'eventname')


tf = isevent(h,'eventname') returns logical 1 (true) if eventname is an event recognized by COM object h. Otherwise, returns logical 0 (false). The eventname argument is not case-sensitive.

COM functions are available on Microsoft® Windows® systems only.


This example tests events in a MATLAB® sample control object.

  1. Create an instance of the mwsamp control and test DblClick.

    f = figure('position',[100 200 200 200]);
    h = actxcontrol('mwsamp.mwsampctrl.2',[0 0 200 200],f);

    MATLAB displays true, indicating DblClick is an event.

  2. Try the same test onRedraw.


    MATLAB displays false, indicating Redraw is not an event; it is a method.

Test events in a Microsoft Excel® workbook object.

  1. Create a Workbook object wb

    myApp = actxserver('Excel.Application');
    wbs = myApp.Workbooks;
    wb = Add(wbs);
  2. Test Activate.


    MATLAB displays true, indicating Activate is an event.

  3. Test Save


    MATLAB displays false, indicating Save is not an event; it is a method.

Introduced before R2006a

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