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Using GUI to saving/loading directory.

Asked by ZK

ZK (view profile)

on 5 Feb 2013

Hi, I have a question.

I'm writing a scripts that converts data files, after that I'm converting them to exe files using deploytool.

Can I add to them a GUI interface, that would choose a loading and saving directory on hard drive?

Thanks.

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Answer by John Petersen

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on 5 Feb 2013

Put this in your callback

   [filedat,pathdat] = uigetfile('*.dat','Select a Data File');

Then you can import the file and do what you want with it.

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ZK

ZK (view profile)

on 6 Feb 2013

Thanks it works. I had used similar function uigetdir.

I have few questions.

1. Why when I'am reding files from another folder, not saved in script directory I have -1 fid(after using fopen). This isn't hapening when I'm have files and script in the same category.

2. Can I add to uigetdir infromation what kind of files I'm searching?

Jan Simon

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on 6 Feb 2013

@ZK: Use absolute file names in fopen(), when the files are in another folder. fullfile() creates such names. A more general idea: always using absolute filenames avoids problems of unexpected changes of the current folder, e.g. from a GUI or TIMER callback.

UIGETDIR searches for folders, therefore you cannot specify, which kind of files you are searching for. Please explain, what you actually want to do.

ZK

ZK (view profile)

on 6 Feb 2013

Thank You, I understands now. I'm using

A = dir(uigetdir('C:\','Select directory of a files'));

What can I use instead of fullfife() to load only files like example '*.a'?

John Petersen

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Answer by Image Analyst

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on 6 Feb 2013

Sure. You can use something like MAGIC to list your files in a listbox to make it convenient for your users to specify files.

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