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How I can Remove a specific Items from listbox and get its name into a variable??

Asked by Elysi Cochin

Elysi Cochin (view profile)

on 27 Oct 2012

i got the code to delete an item from listbox.... now,,, what if i want to get the name of the deleted item in a variable?? for ex there are 4 images in my listbox... image1.jpg,image2.jpg,image3.jpg and image4.jpg..... i delete image3.jpg... now i want the name image3.jpg in a variable... how to do that... please reply...

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Answer by Walter Roberson

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on 27 Oct 2012
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By then it is too late. Keep track of the item before you delete it.

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Elysi Cochin

Elysi Cochin (view profile)

on 27 Oct 2012

yes... before deleting i want to save the image name in a variable.. how to do it?? that is ... first i select it from listbox.. then i need to save the image name in variable and then delete... how to do my second step... that is save it ina variable before deleting to show that image is deleted in a msg box... please do reply...

Walter Roberson

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on 27 Oct 2012
curidx = get(hObject, 'Value');
curstrings = get(hObject, 'String');
variable = curstrings{curidx};
curstrings(curidx) = [];  %delete it in this list
set(hObject, 'String', curstrings);  write new list in

Now the variable named "variable" will hold the string.

msgbox( sprintf('Deleting from list: %s', variable) );
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