Abstract class for deriving handle classes
subclass of the
handle class is the superclass for all
classes that follow handle semantics. A handle is
a reference to an object. If you copy an object's handle variable, MATLAB® copies
only the handle. Both the original and copy refer to the same object.
For example, if a function modifies a handle object passed as an input
argument, the modification affects the original input object.
In contrast, nonhandle objects (that is, value objects) are not references. Functions must return modified value objects to change the object outside of the function's workspace.
See Modifying Objects for information on passing objects to functions.
If you want to create a class that defines events, you must
derive that class from the
handle class is an abstract class, so
you cannot create an instance of this class directly. You use the
to derive other classes, which can be concrete classes whose instances
are handle objects. See Handle Classes for information on using handle classes.
|addlistener||Create event listener|
|delete||Delete handle object|
|findobj||Find handle objects|
|isvalid||Determine valid handles|
|notify||Notify listeners that event is occurring|
|relationaloperators||Determine equality or sort handle objects|
|Triggered when the handle object is about to be destroyed,
but before calling the |
MATLAB destroys handle objects when there are no references
to the object. You can explicitly remove a handle object by calling
handle class enables you to control what happens
when handle objects are destroyed, either implicitly when no references
exist or explicitly when you delete the object.
deleteMethod in Subclass
handle can define their own
delete method. MATLAB calls
this method when deleting an object of the subclass, enabling your
subclass to perform any specific actions necessary before deleting
For more information, see Handle Class Destructor.
Any code can respond to the pending deletion of a handle object
by defining a listener for that object's
ObjectBeingDestroyed event. MATLAB triggers
this event before calling the object's
For more information on using events and listeners, see Events and Listeners — Syntax and Techniques.
To learn about attributes of classes, see Class Attributes in the MATLAB Object-Oriented Programming documentation.
Handle. To learn how handle classes affect copy operations, see Copying Objects in the MATLAB documentation.
classdef MyClass < handle properties Prop1 end methods function obj = MyClass(arg) obj.Prop1 = arg; end end end