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mxChar (C)

Type for string array


MATLAB® stores an mxArray string as type mxChar to represent the C-style char type. MATLAB uses 16-bit unsigned integer character encoding for Unicode® characters.

The header file containing this type is:

#include "matrix.h"


See these examples in matlabroot/extern/examples/mx:

See these examples in matlabroot/extern/examples/mex:


  • For information about data in MATLAB language scripts and functions, see Data Types.

Version History

Introduced before R2006a