Pass Enumerated Types Examples

readEnum Function

The readEnum function in the shrlibsample library displays a string that matches the input argument.

EXPORTED_FUNCTION char* readEnum(TEnum1 val)
	 static char outputs[][20] = { 
        {"You chose en1"}, 
        {"You chose en2"}, 
        {"You chose en4"}, 
        {"enum not defined"}, 
        {"ERROR"} };

	 switch (val) {
        case en1: return outputs[0];
        case en2: return outputs[1];
        case en4: return outputs[2];
        default : return outputs[3];
    return outputs[4];

The function signature is:

Return TypeNameArguments

The values for the Enum1 input are defined in the shrlibsample.h header file.

typedef enum Enum1 {en1 = 1, en2, en4 = 4} TEnum1;

Display Enumeration Values

This example shows how to pass enumeration values to the readEnum function in the shrlibsample library. Load the library.

if not(libisloaded('shrlibsample'))

In MATLAB, you can express an enumerated type as either the enumeration string or its equivalent numeric value. Call readEnum with a string argument.

ans = 
'You chose en4'

Call readEnum with the equivalent numeric argument. The Enum1 definition declares enumeration en4 equal to 4.

ans = 
'You chose en4'

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