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compiler.package.installer

Create an installer for files generated by the mcc command

Description

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compiler.package.installer(files,filePath,'ApplicationName',appName) creates an installer for files generated by the mcc command. The installed application's name is specified by appName. The installer's extension is determined by the operating system you are running the function from.

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compiler.package.installer(files,filePath,'ApplicationName',appName,Name,Value) creates an installer for files generated by the mcc command. The installed application's name is specified by appName. The installer can be customized using optional name-value pairs.

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compiler.package.installer(files,filePath,'Options',opts) creates an installer for files generated by the mcc command with installer options specified by an InstallerOptions object opts. If you use an InstallerOptions object, you cannot specify any other options using name-value pairs.

Examples

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Create an installer for a standalone application on a Windows® system.

Write a MATLAB® function that generates a magic square. Save the function in a file named mymagic.m.

function out = mymagic(in)
out = magic(in)

Build a standalone application using the mcc command.

mcc -m mymagic.m
mymagic.exe
mccExcludedFiles.log
readme.txt
requiredMCRProducts.txt

Create an installer for the standalone application using the compiler.package.installer function.

compiler.package.installer(...
    'mymagic.exe','D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\MagicSquare\requiredMCRProducts.txt',...
    'ApplicationName','MagicSquare_Generator')
This generates an installer named MyAppInstaller.exe within a folder named MagicSquare_Generator.

Customize an installer for a standalone application on a Windows system using name-value pairs.

compiler.package.installer('mymagic.exe','requiredMCRProducts.txt',...
    'ApplicationName','MagicSquare_Generator',...
    'AuthorCompany','Boston Common',...
    'AuthorName','Frog',...
    'InstallerName','MagicSquare_Installer',...
    'Summary','Generates a magic square.')

Customize an installer for a standalone application on a Windows system using an InstallerOptions object.

Create an InstallerOptions object.

opts = compiler.package.InstallerOptions('ApplicationName','MagicSquare_Generator',...
    'AuthorCompany','Boston Common',...
    'AuthorName','Frog',...
    'InstallerName','MagicSquare_Installer',...
    'Summary','Generates a magic square.')
opts = 

  InstallerOptions with properties:

           RuntimeDelivery: 'web'
           InstallerSplash: 'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2020b\toolbox\toolbox\compiler\resources\default_splash.png'
             InstallerIcon: 'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2020b\toolbox\compiler\resources\default_icon_48.png'
             InstallerLogo: 'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2020b\toolbox\compiler\resources\default_logo.png'
                AuthorName: 'Frog'
               AuthorEmail: ''
             AuthorCompany: 'Boston Common'
                   Summary: 'Generates a magic square.'
               Description: ''
         InstallationNotes: ''
                  Shortcut: ''
                   Version: '1.0'
             InstallerName: 'MagicSquare_Installer'
           ApplicationName: 'MagicSquare_Generator'
                 OutputDir: '.\MagicSquare_Generator'
    DefaultInstallationDir: 'C:\Program Files\MagicSquare_Generator'

Pass the InstallerOptions object as an input to the function.

compiler.package.installer('mymagic.exe','requiredMCRProducts.txt','Options',opts)

Input Arguments

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List of files and folders for installation, specified as a character vector, a string scalar, a cell array of character vectors, or a string array. These files are typically generated by the mcc command and can also include any additional files and folders required by the installed application to run.

  • Files generated by the mcc command in a particular release can be packaged using the compiler.package.installer function of the same release.

  • Files of type .ctf generated by the mcc command on one operating system, can be packaged using the compiler.package.installer function on a different operating system, as long as the mcc command and the compiler.package.installer function are from the same release.

Example: 'mymagic.exe'

Data Types: char | string

Path to the requiredMCRProducts.txt file generated by the mcc command.

Example: 'D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\MagicSquare\requiredMCRProducts.txt'

Data Types: char | string

Name of the installed application, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

Example: 'MagicSquare_Generator'

Data Types: char | string

Installer options, specified as an InstallerOptions object.

Name-Value Pair Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Example: 'Version','9.5' specifies the version of the installed application.

Name of company that created the application, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

Example: 'Boston Common'

Data Types: char | string

Email address of the application author, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

Example: 'frog@bostoncommon.com'

Data Types: char | string

Name of application author, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

Example: 'Frog'

Data Types: char | string

Default directory where you want the installer to install the application, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

If no path is specified, the default path for each operating system is:

Operating SystemDefault Installation Directory
WindowsC:\Program Files\appName
Linux®/usr/appName
macOS/Applications/appName

Example: On Windows: C:\Program Files\MagicSquare_Generator

Data Types: char | string

Detailed description of the application, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

Example: 'The MagicSquare_Generator application generates an n-by-n matrix constructed from the integers 1 through n2 with equal row and column sums.'

Data Types: char | string

Notes about additional requirements for using application, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

Example: 'This is a Linux installer.'

Data Types: char | string

Path to an image file used as the icon for the installed application, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

The default path is:

'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2020b\toolbox\compiler\resources\default_icon_48.png'

Example: 'D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\images\myIcon.png'

Path to an image file used as the installer's logo, specified as a character vector or a string scalar. The logo will be resized to 150 pixels by 340 pixels.

The default path is:

'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2020b\toolbox\compiler\resources\default_logo.png'

Example: 'D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\images\myLogo.png'

Name of the installer file, specified as a character vector or a string scalar. The extension is determined by the operating system in which the function is executed.

Example: 'MagicSquare_Installer'

Path to an image file used as the installer's splash screen, specified as a character vector or a string scalar. The splash screen icon will be resized to 400 pixels by 400 pixels.

The default path is:

'C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2020b\toolbox\toolbox\compiler\resources\default_splash.png'

Example: 'D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\images\mySplash.png'

Path to folder where the installer is saved, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

If no path is specified, the default path for each operating system is:

Operating SystemDefault Installation Directory
Windows.\appName
Linux./appName
macOS./appName

The . in the directories listed above represents the present working directory.

Example: 'D:\Documents\MATLAB\work\MagicSquare'

Choice on how the MATLAB Runtime is made available to the installed application.

  • 'web'—Option for installer to download MATLAB Runtime from MathWorks® website during application installation. This is the default option.

  • 'installer'—Option to include MATLAB Runtime within the installer so that it can be installed during application installation without connecting to the MathWorks website. Use this option if you think your end-user may not have access to the Internet.

Example: 'installer'

Data Types: char | string

Path to a file or folder that the installer will create a shortcut to at install time, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

Example: '.\mymagic.exe'

Data Types: char | string

Summary description of the application, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

Example: 'Generates a magic square.'

Data Types: char | string

Version number of the generated application, specified as a character vector or a string scalar.

Example: '2.0'

Data Types: char | string

Introduced in R2020a