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javachk

Error message based on Java feature support

Syntax

MSG = javachk(feature)
javachk(feature,component)

Description

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MSG = javachk(feature) returns a generic error message if the specified Java® feature is not available in the current MATLAB® session.

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javachk(feature,component) also names the specified component in the error message.

Examples

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The following statements test if Java is available before calling a Java command. The isempty function is true when there is no error.

if isempty(javachk('jvm'))
   scalar = java.lang.Double(5);
end

To provide context in the javachk error message, add the optional text parameter to the javachk function.

Create a script, myFile.m, with the following statements. The script checks if Java is available before calling Java to create a frame.

error(javachk('awt','myFile'))
myFrame = java.awt.Frame;
myFrame.setVisible(1)

Start MATLAB from the Linux® system prompt.

matlab -nojvm

Run the script.

myFile

If Java is not available, MATLAB displays this error, identifying the source as the myFile script.

Error using myFile (line 1)
myFile is not supported because:
Java is not currently available.

Input Arguments

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Java feature, specified as one of these values:

'awt'

UI components in the Java Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT) are available.

'desktop'

MATLAB interactive desktop is running.

'jvm'

Java Virtual Machine software (JVM™) is running.

'swing'

Swing components (Java lightweight UI components in the Java Foundation Classes) are available.

Identifier, specified as a character vector, to display in the error message.

Data Types: char

Output Arguments

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Error message, returned as a structure with the following fields. If the feature is available, javachk returns an error structure with empty fields.

Message, specified as a character vector.

Identifier, specified as a character vector.

See Also

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Introduced before R2006a

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