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how to insert elements in listbox?

Asked by Usama Javed

Usama Javed (view profile)

on 26 Jan 2012

how can i insert list of images into listbox?? I have a folder containg images and i want to insert list of images into the listbox

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Answer by Chandra Kurniawan

Chandra Kurniawan (view profile)

on 27 Jan 2012
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Hi, Usama.

Maybe you are seeking for something like this?

In the openingfcn

function untitled_OpeningFcn(hObject, eventdata, handles, varargin)
handles.output = hObject;
files = dir(fullfile(pwd,'Folder01','*.png'));
for x = 1 : length(files)
    handles.images{x} = imread(fullfile(pwd,'Folder01',files(x).name));
end
set(handles.listbox1,'string',{files.name});
guidata(hObject, handles);

In the listbox1 callback

function listbox1_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
handles.output = hObject;
index = get(handles.listbox1,'value');
imshow(handles.images{index});
guidata(hObject, handles);

You can also change the image extention by replacing png with another extention

Eq: files = dir(fullfile(pwd,'Folder01','*.jpg'));

And if it is DICOM files

files = dir(fullfile(pwd,'Folder01','*.dcm'));
for x = 1 : length(files)
    handles.images{x} = dicomread(fullfile(pwd,'Folder01',files(x).name));
end

I hope this helps.

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Usama Javed

Usama Javed (view profile)

on 27 Jan 2012

i want to loaddir thorugh browse button...
i mean there is a browse button when i click that button than those images should be loaded into the listbox...
can u tell me that plz...

Chandra Kurniawan

Chandra Kurniawan (view profile)

on 27 Jan 2012

Hi, Usama :)
Just little hint : uigetdir
http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa410/nasa078/Mathworks/uigetdir01.jpg

Usama Javed

Usama Javed (view profile)

on 27 Jan 2012

i have used it sir,but its not showing in the listbox

handles.output=hObject;
dirr=uigetdir('C:\Users\Asad\Documents\MATLAB\','Select a Case')
files = dir(fullfile(pwd,dirr,'*.dcm'));
for x=1 : length(files)
handles.images{x}= dicomread(fullfile(pwd,'Case1',files(x).name));
end
set(handles.listbox1,'string',{files.name});
guidata(hObject, handles);

Chandra Kurniawan

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Answer by Chandra Kurniawan

Chandra Kurniawan (view profile)

on 27 Jan 2012

In openingfcn

function untitled_OpeningFcn(hObject, eventdata, handles, varargin)
handles.output = hObject;
handles.cdir = pwd;
set(handles.listbox1,'enable','off');
guidata(hObject, handles);

In pushbutton callback

function pushbutton1_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
handles.output = hObject;
fn = uigetdir(handles.cdir,'Select directory');   
if fn ~= 0   
    handles.cdir = fn;    
    img = dir(fullfile(handles.cdir,'*.png'));
    for x = 1 : length(img)
        handles.I{x} = imread(fullfile(handles.cdir,img(x).name));
    end   
    if length(img) ~= 0, set(handles.listbox1,'enable','on');
    else,                             set(handles.listbox1,'enable','off'); 
    end
    set(handles.edit1,'string',handles.cdir);
    set(handles.listbox1,'string',{img.name});    
end
guidata(hObject, handles);

In listbox callback

function listbox1_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
handles.output = hObject;
index = get(handles.listbox1,'value');
imshow(handles.I{index});
guidata(hObject, handles);

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Elysi Cochin

Elysi Cochin (view profile)

on 24 Oct 2012

sir i wanted one more listbox in my GUI... the same code when written... listbox1's image1 is showing listbox2's image... but listbox2's images are being displayed correctly... can u rectify my error.... same way i wanted to swap the contents of 2 listboxes.... and also i wanted same contents of listbox1 in listbox2.... please do reply me.....

Walter Roberson

Walter Roberson (view profile)

on 24 Oct 2012

Please start a new Question for this, and show your code in that new Question.

Elysi Cochin

Elysi Cochin (view profile)

on 31 Jan 2013

hi, chandra, one doubt, in addition to the listbox and axes.... i have two buttons also.... one named "DELETE" and the other named "RESTORE".....

in the DELETE button when i select a particular item from listbox that name gets deleted from the listbox and the corresponding image gets deleted from the folder....

on click of the RESTORE button all the delete images should get displayed in a figure file and added back to the folder.....

please can u help me do this option.....

i tried, its working when only one image is deleted..... if i delete more than one item, only the last deleted item is getting restored..... can u help me sort it out.....

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Answer by Image Analyst

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on 27 Jan 2012

I don't know how to put images into listboxes. You can put the name of the image files into the listboxes (like Titus showed you) but you can't put the images themselves in with MATLAB only. However, you can put an ActiveX control onto your GUI, and there are third party ActiveX controls that can have images in a listbox, such as ( http://www.atalasoft.com/products/dotimage/winforms). Or you can use Microsoft's "ListView" control: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/bb398790.aspx. Scroll down the page about half way until you see the listbox with pictures of bicycles in it.

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Answer by Titus Edelhofer

Titus Edelhofer (view profile)

on 26 Jan 2012

Hi Usama,

something like the following:

files = dir(fullfile(theFolder, '*.jpg'));
set(handles.listbox1, 'string', {files.name})

Titus

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