link .dll files with matlab

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hi I have some .dll files and I would like to link them with Matlab. Is there a way to load and read them in matlab?

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Dasharath Gulvady
Dasharath Gulvady on 28 May 2015
You can use "loadlibrary" function to load and use the functions from a C/C++ DLL in MATLAB.
You can use "NET.addAssembly" to load a global .NET assembly in MATLAB:
Dasharath Gulvady
Dasharath Gulvady on 29 May 2015
If your DLLs are 32-bit, then you can only load them on a 32-bit MATLAB. In any case, you have to select a compiler using "mex -setup"

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B.k Sumedha
B.k Sumedha on 29 May 2015
Edited: B.k Sumedha on 29 May 2015
It looks like you are using a MEX-function which used to have a .dll extension in very old releases of MATLAB. They now have extensions like mexw32, mexw64, etc. You can call these files directly like any other MATLAB function - there is no need to use LOADLIBRARY.
In any case, the issue is that MEX-files are platform-specific - the one you have is compiled for 32-bit Windows, so it won't be recognized on 64-bit MATLAB. If you have the source code corresponding to the file, you can use the MEX command to re-compile it for 64-bit Windows. Alternately, you can install 32-bit MATLAB on your 64-bit machines to run the 32-bit MEX-file. See How can I install 32-bit MATLAB on my 64-bit Windows machine? in matlab


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