(Not recommended) Add shortcut to project

simulinkproject is not recommended. Use currentProject or openProject instead. For more information, see Compatibility Considerations.


shortcut = addShortcut(project,file)



shortcut = addShortcut(project,file) adds a shortcut to the specified file in the project.

To set the shortcut to run at startup or shutdown, use Project. See Automate Startup Tasks.


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Create a project and get a project object.

project = simulinkproject;

Create a new file.

filepath = fullfile(project.RootFolder, 'new_model.slx')

Add this new model to the project.

projectFile = addFile(project,filepath)

Add a new shortcut to the new model.

shortcut = addShortcut(project,filepath);

Input Arguments

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Project, specified as a project object. Use simulinkproject to create a project object to manipulate a project at the command line.

Path of the file to add a shortcut to, relative to the project root folder, including the file extension, specified as a character vector. The file must be within the root folder.

Example: ‘models/myModelName.slx’

Output Arguments

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Shortcut object containing information about the shortcut.

Compatibility Considerations

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Not recommended starting in R2019a

Introduced in R2017a