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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_36()
function [R] = GUI_36()
% Demonstrate how to make a custom dialog box which returns information.
%
% Example: 
%          T = GUI_36;  % T will be a string.
%
% Suggested exercise:  How would you modify this code so that the default
% answer 'Enter Some Data' CANNOT be returned?
%
%
% Author:  Matt Fig
% Date:  1/15/2010

R = [];  % In case the user closes the GUI.
S.fh = figure('units','pixels',...
              'position',[500 500 200 100],...
              'menubar','none',...
              'name','GUI_36',...              
              'numbertitle','off',...
              'resize','off');
S.ed = uicontrol('style','edit',...
                 'units','pix',...
                'position',[10 60 180 30],...
                'string','Enter Some Data');
S.pb = uicontrol('style','pushbutton',...
                 'units','pix',...
                'position',[10 20 180 30],...
                'string','Push to Return Data',...
                'callback',{@pb_call});
uicontrol(S.ed)  % Make the editbox active.
uiwait(S.fh)  % Prevent all other processes from starting until closed.

    function [] = pb_call(varargin)
    % Callback for the pushbutton.
        R = get(S.ed,'string');
        close(S.fh);  % Closes the GUI, allows the new R to be returned.
    end
end






% Below is the exact same program, without the use of nested functions.

% function [R] = GUI_36()
% % Get information from a GUI to the command line.
% % How to make a GUI that returns information to caller?
% % How to initialize the string as active in an editbox
% % Suggested exercise:  How would you modify this code so that the default
% % answer 'Enter Some Data' cannot be returned?
% R = [];
% S.fh = figure('units','pixels',...
%               'position',[500 500 200 130],...
%               'menubar','none',...
%               'name','GUI_36',...  
%               'numbertitle','off',...
%               'resize','off');
% S.ed = uicontrol('style','edit',...
%                  'units','pix',...
%                 'position',[10 60 180 60],...
%                 'string','Data');
% S.pb = uicontrol('style','pushbutton',...
%                  'units','pix',...
%                 'position',[10 20 180 30],...
%                 'string','Push to Return Data');
% set(S.pb,'callback',{@pb_call,S})            
% waitfor(S.ed)
% 
% if ishandle(S.fh)
%     F = get(S.pb,'callback');
%     R = F{2}.R;
%     close(S.fh)
% end
% 
% 
% function [] = pb_call(varargin)
% S = varargin{3};
% S.R = get(S.ed,'string');
% set(S.pb,'callback',{@pb_call,S});
% delete(S.ed);
       

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