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List of Microsoft Windows-only functions

Asked by Tyler Cumby on 7 Feb 2014
Latest activity Commented on by Tyler Cumby on 11 Feb 2014
We are in the process of porting our Matlab-based software from Windows to OSX and occasionally we have to write work-arounds for functions that only exist for Windows. Does anyone know if there is a full list of the functions that are specific to a single OS? Or, if you know of any functions specific to a single OS, or that have some functionality that is restricted, would you care to list them.
Here are a few that I know of that are Windows only:
  • print('-d format ',...) (Windows-only)
  • memory (Windows-only)

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Answer by Walter Roberson
on 7 Feb 2014
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The following is probably not complete.
activex, COM methods
notebook()
print -dmeta, print -dbitmap
differences in print() without a display
uigetdir() has New Folder button
verctrl()
wavplay()
winopen()
xlsread() and xlswrite() except in -basic mode
some feature() commands
some video and audio codecs
differences in the command line startup options
robotics support packages
Kinect support
Data Acquisition Toolbox
differences in Image Acquisition support
HDL Coder, HDL Verifier (available on Linux though)
MATLAB Builder EX, MATLAB Builder NE
Model Based Calibration
Polyspace (all parts)
RTW
Simulink Code Inspector (available on Linux though)
Simulink PLC Coder
Spreadsheet Link EX
Trading Toolbox
Vehicle Networking
xPC (all parts)

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Thanks for the large contribution! I'll keep adding as I find more.

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