Get current project



proj = currentProject gets the currently open project, and returns a project object proj that you can use to manipulate the project programmatically. When the currently open project is running a shortcut, startup file, or shutdown file for a referenced project, currentProject returns the object for the referenced project instead. If no project is open, MATLAB® displays an error. To programmatically check if any project is loaded, use matlab.project.rootProject instead. See Check if Project Is Loaded.

For more information about working with projects programmatically, see Create and Edit Projects Programmatically.


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Open the Times Table App example project and get a project object you can use to manipulate the project at the command line.

proj = currentProject
proj = 

  Project with properties:

                        Name: "Times Table App"
    SourceControlIntegration: "Git"
          RepositoryLocation: "C:\myProjects\examples\repositories\TimesTableApp"
       SourceControlMessages: [1×3 string]
                    ReadOnly: 0
                    TopLevel: 1
                Dependencies: [1×1 digraph]
                  Categories: [1×1 matlab.project.Category]
                       Files: [1×14 matlab.project.ProjectFile]
                   Shortcuts: [1×4 matlab.project.Shortcut]
                 ProjectPath: [1×3 matlab.project.PathFolder]
           ProjectReferences: [1×0 matlab.project.ProjectReference]
                StartupFiles: [1×0 string]
               ShutdownFiles: [1×0 string]
                 Description: "This example project contains the source code and tests for a ...
                  RootFolder: "C:\myProjects\examples\TimesTableApp"
        ProjectStartupFolder: "C:\myProjects\examples\TimesTableApp"

Output Arguments

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Project, returned as a matlab.project.Project object. Use the matlab.project.Project to programmatically manipulate the currently open project.

Introduced in R2019a