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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_9()
function [] = GUI_9()
% Demonstrate one way to let the user know a process is running. 
% Creates a pushbutton which, when pushed, simulates some process running 
% in the background and lets the user know this is happening by a text and 
% color change.  When the process is finished, the button returns to 
% normal.  CAREFULLY READ THE COMMENTS BELOW IF YOU PLAN ON USING THIS 
% METHOD IN ONE OF YOUR GUIs.
%
%
% Author:  Matt Fig
% Date:  7/15/2009

S.fh = figure('units','pixels',...
              'position',[300 300 200 100],...
              'menubar','none',...
              'name','GUI_9',...
              'numbertitle','off',...
              'resize','off');
S.pb = uicontrol('style','push',...
                 'unit','pix',...
                 'position',[20 20 160 60],...
                 'string','Push Me',...
                 'callback',{@pb_call},...
                 'backgroundc',[0.94 .94 .94],...
                 'busyaction','cancel',...% So multiple pushes don't stack.
                 'interrupt','off');
             
             
function [] = pb_call(varargin)
% Callback for pushbutton.
h = varargin{1}; % Get the caller's handle.
col = get(h,'backg');  % Get the background color of the figure.
set(h,'str','RUNNING...','backg',[1 .6 .6]) % Change color of button. 
% The pause (or drawnow) is necessary to make button changes appear.
% To see what this means, try doing this with the pause commented out.
pause(.01)  % FLUSH the event queue, drawnow would work too.
% Here is where you put whatever function calls or processes that the
% pushbutton is supposed to activate. 
% Next we simulate some running process.  Here just sort a vector.
A = rand(3000000,1);
A = sort(A); %#ok 
set(h,'str','Push Me','backg',col)  % Now reset the button features.

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