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Test Your .NET Development Environment

MATLAB® engine API for .NET ships with example C# code that you can use to test your environment and to become familiar with the use of the engine API. The source code is located in the folder defined by fullfile(matlabroot,"extern","examples","engines","dotnet"), where matlabroot is the path returned by the MATLAB matlabroot command.

The folder contains:

  • dotnet_engine_examples.sln — Microsoft® Visual Studio® project files.

  • .cs files — C# source files. These applications:

    • Start a MATLAB instance and connect to it.

    • Close and dispose of the MATLAB session.

    The Program.cs file is a console application that runs all of the example files included in the project.

    The MainWindow.xaml.cs file is a Windows® GUI application that calculates a factorial based on user input.

  • README — Text file that describes how to build and run the examples using Visual Studio.

Copy the files to a writable folder on your path using the MATLAB copyfile function:


If you are on a Windows platform:


Follow these instructions in the README file to build and run the examples:

  • Verify that you have a supported version of .NET.

  • Set the run-time environment variable.

  • Call dotnet build from the matlabroot/extern/examples/engines/dotnet folder.

  • Call dotnet run from the matlabroot/extern/examples/engines/dotnet/console folder.

  • On Windows platforms, call dotnet run from the matlabroot/extern/examples/engines/dotnet/gui folder.

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