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How to get the list data from a listbox within a saved and recalled .fig file?

Asked by John
on 8 May 2013

I have tried to used get(h,'children') etc. to access the info stored in the .fig file. It seem to be there as the list is about 300 items and can be scrolled to and clicked on from the recalled figure file. The goal is to be able to provide a dynamic .fig file for a secondary user to open and manipulate. Thanks, John


1 Answer

Answer by Walter Roberson
on 8 May 2013
 Accepted answer

listbox_handles = findobj(h, '-type', 'uicontrol', '-style', 'listbox');

There might be more than one, of course. If you know the tag you are looking for, then

listbox_handle = findobj(h, '-tag', 'TheTagHere');

  1 Comment

on 14 May 2013

Thanks, I'm new to this forum setup. Your code worked perfectly. I thought that I could use a similar method to obtain the rowlabels from a clustergram that was plotted and saved as a figure ( .fig) file. and then put that into a listbox so that a user would need only the fig file to dynamically focus into the gene area of interest of a clustergram. As a second question I have posted a question concerning how to obtain the label list from such a clustergram embedded in a plot .fig file. It's likely as simple as your listbox answer but I'm having trouble extracting the gene labels. Thanks again Walter, John Rodgers

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