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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
  • contents.mSyntax Considerations for reading the M-Code:
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41 Complete GUI Examples


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27 Jul 2009 (Updated )

41 working GUIs to read and learn.

Editor's Notes:

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function [] = GUI_24()
% Demonstrate how to get data from one GUI to another (data passing).  
% Creates a GUI with an editbox and a pushbutton.  When the user presses 
% the pushbutton, another GUI pops up with an editbox.  Whatever is in the 
% editbox of the second GUI when the user hits return will be put into the 
% edit box of the first GUI.
% Suggested exercise:  Alter the code to have the new GUI display whatever 
% text is in the editbox from the first GUI when the new GUI is created.
% Even more advanced:  Alter the code so that two new GUIs cannot be
% launched simultaneously by pressing the pushbutton repeatedly.  
% Author:  Matt Fig
% Date:  7/15/2009

S.fh = figure('units','pixels',...
              'position',[500 500 200 130],...
S.ed = uicontrol('style','edit',...
                'position',[10 60 180 60],...
S.pb = uicontrol('style','pushbutton',...
                'position',[10 20 180 30],...
                'string','Push to Get Data',...
function [] = pb_call(varargin)
% Callback for GUI_24 pushbutton.
S = varargin{3};  % Get the structure.
f = figure('units','pixels',...
       'position',[750 510 200 100]); % Create a new GUI.
E = uicontrol('style','edit',...
              'position',[10 20 180 60],...
              'string','Type something, press return.',...
uicontrol(E);  % Allow user to simply hit return without typing anything.
% If user closes GUI_24, close new one as well because it will error when 
% it tries to execute the callback otherwise.      

function [] = E_call(varargin)
% Callback for secondary GUI editbox.
S = varargin{3};  % Get the structure.
set(S.ed,'string',get(gcbo,'string'))  % Set GUI_24 editbox string.
close(gcbf)  % Close secondary GUI.

function [] = fig_delet(varargin)
% Executes when user closes GUI_24.
    % Do nothing.

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