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Add enumerated type to Simulink interface dictionary

Since R2022b



dataType = addEnumType(dictObj,dtName) adds a Simulink enumeration with the specified name to the dictionary.


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To add a Simulink enumeration with the specified name to the dictionary, use the addEnumType function. For an example that shows more of the workflow for related functions, see Create and Configure Interface Dictionary.

% open interface dictionary
dictName = 'MyInterfaces.sldd';
dictAPI =;

% add enumerated type
myEnumType1 = addEnumType(dictAPI,'myColor');
myEnumType1.addEnumeral('RED', '0', 'Solid Red');
myEnumType1.addEnumeral('BLUE', '1', 'Solid Blue');
myEnumType1.DefaultValue = 'BLUE';
myEnumType1.Description = 'I am a Simulink Enumeration';
myEnumType1.StorageType = 'int16';

Input Arguments

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Interface dictionary, specified as a Simulink.interface.Dictionary object. Before you use this function, create or open dictObj by using Simulink.interface.dictionary.create or

DataType definition name in DataTypes property array of dictObj, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

Example: "airSpeed"

Output Arguments

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Enumerated type, returned as Simulink.interface.dictionary.EnumType object.

Version History

Introduced in R2022b

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