The MATLAB® code editor provides an effective environment for class development. The Code Analyzer, which is built into the editor, check code for problems and provides information on fixing these problems. For information on editor use and features, see
Define classes in files just like scripts and functions. To use the editor or debugger with a class file, use the full class name. For example, suppose the file for a class,
myclass.m is in the following location:
myclass.m in the MATLAB editor, you could reference the file using dot-separated package names:
You could also use path notation:
myclass.m is not in a class folder, then enter:
To refer to functions inside a package folder, use dot or path separators:
edit PackFld1.PackFld2.packFunction edit +PackFld1/+PackFld2/packFunction
To refer to a method defined in its own file inside a class folder, use:
dbstop enables you to set breakpoints in the class constructor by specifying the fully qualified class file name. To set a breakpoint at a method defined in the class file, specify the line number of the method with the
dbstop command. For example, if the method begins on line 14 in the
myclass.m, use this command to put a breakpoint on the first executable line of the method.
dbstop in myclass at 14
See Automatic Updates for Modified Classes for information about clearing class after modification.