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41 Complete GUI Examples

  • GUI_1() Demonstrate how to delete an entry from a uicontrol string.
  • GUI_10() Demonstrate how to make an image visible or invisible by pushbutton.
  • GUI_11()
  • GUI_12() Demonstrate how to control the mouse pointer from a GUI.
  • GUI_13() Demonstrate how to display & change a slider's position with an edit box.
  • GUI_14() Demonstrate colored text in a listbox, & how extract user's choice.
  • GUI_15() Demonstrate an edit text which has copyable but unchangeable text.
  • GUI_16() Demonstrate display & change a slider's position & limits with edit boxes
  • GUI_17() Demonstrate how to have a running clock in a GUI, and timer use.
  • GUI_18() Demonstrate the use of the buttondownfcn for an axes.
  • GUI_19() Demonstrate how to keep track of the number of times an action is taken
  • GUI_2() Demonstrate how to add a new entry to a uicontrol string.
  • GUI_20() Demonstrate how to get the chosen string from a popup.
  • GUI_21() Demonstrate how to get selection from a popup to an edit box & vis versa.
  • GUI_22() Demonstrate how to get selection from a popup to an edit box & vis versa.
  • GUI_23() Demonstrate finding which figure was current before callback execution.
  • GUI_24() Demonstrate how to get data from one GUI to another (data passing).
  • GUI_25() Demonstrate how to make an image loader.
  • GUI_26() Demonstrate how to make the choices in several popups mutually exclusive.
  • GUI_27() Demonstrate how to display the current location of the mouse in an axes.
  • GUI_28() Demonstrate uicontextmenu for an axes click.
  • GUI_29() Demonstrate the use of a uicontrol to manipulate an axes from a GUI,
  • GUI_3() Demonstrate how to hide a uicontrol from the user.
  • GUI_30() Same as GUI_29, except uses callback strings.
  • GUI_31() Demonstrate multiple uicontrol manipulations based on user choices.
  • GUI_32(str) Demonstrate how to get data from a GUI into the base workspace without
  • GUI_33() Demonstrate how to export data with context menu.
  • GUI_34() Demonstrate how to make a simple printscreen GUI. Note that this does
  • GUI_35() Demonstrate how to use toggle buttons to mimic tabbed panels.
  • GUI_36() Demonstrate how to make a custom dialog box which returns information.
  • GUI_37(str,time_out) Demonstrate how to make a password editbox, and nested function
  • GUI_38() Demonstrate bringing the focus to the figure after callback using JAVA.
  • GUI_39() Demonstrate use of nested functions for callbacks and other functions.
  • GUI_4() Demonstrate how to make a multiline editbox.
  • GUI_40() Demonstrate how to use an image as a background of a GUI.
  • GUI_41() Demonstrate how to save and load the state of a GUI system.
  • GUI_5() Demonstrate how to use a pushbutton to delete bits of string and how to
  • GUI_6() Demonstrate how to update one uicontrol with data from others.
  • GUI_7() Demonstrate how to store choice counters for multiple user choices.
  • GUI_8() Demonstrate how to tell which button in a uibuttongroup is selected.
  • GUI_9() Demonstrate one way to let the user know a process is running.
  • previewGUIs() This is a helper GUI which lets the user quickly view all of the example
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GUI_17()
function [] = GUI_17()
% Demonstrate how to have a running clock in a GUI, and timer use.
% Creates a small little GUI which displays the correct time and is updated
% every minute according to the system clock.
%
% Author:  Matt Fig
% Date:  1/15/2010

S.fh = figure('units','pixels',...
              'position',[300 300 180 50],...
              'menubar','none',...
              'name','GUI_17',...
              'numbertitle','off',...
              'resize','off');
S.tx = uicontrol('style','text',...
                 'unit','pix',...
                 'position',[35 10 110 30],...
                 'string',datestr(now,16),...
                 'backgroundc',get(S.fh,'color'),...
                 'fontsize',18,...
                 'fontweight','bold',...
                 'foregroundcolor',[.9 .1 .1]);
STRT = 60 - str2double(datestr(now,'ss')); % So we can update every minute.             
tmr = timer('Name','Reminder',...
            'Period',60,...  % Update the time every 60 seconds.
            'StartDelay',STRT,... % In seconds.
            'TasksToExecute',inf,...  % number of times to update
            'ExecutionMode','fixedSpacing',...
            'TimerFcn',{@updater}); 
start(tmr);  % Start the timer object.
set(S.fh,'deletefcn',{@deleter})  % Kill timer if fig is closed.

    function [] = updater(varargin)
    % timerfcn for the timer.  If figure is deleted, so is timer.
         % I use a try-catch here because timers are finicky in my
         % experience.
         try
             set(S.tx,'string',datestr(now,16))
             if ~str2double(datestr(now,'MM'))
                 X = load('gong');  % At the hour, sound a gong.
                 sound(X.y,X.Fs*2.5)  
             end
             clear X
         catch
             delete(S.fh) % Close it all down.
         end
    end

    function [] = deleter(varargin)
    % If figure is deleted, so is timer.
         stop(tmr);
         delete(tmr);
    end
end

             

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