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Programmatically scroll Variables Editor

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    findjobj Find java objects contained within a specified java container or Matlab GUI handle
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    SCROLLTO Opens variable in the Variables Editor and scrolls to the specified position
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Programmatically scroll Variables Editor


Oleg Komarov


23 Jul 2013 (Updated )

Opens a variable in the Variables Editor (grabs focus if open) and scrolls to position.

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Opens a variable in the Variables Editor (grabs focus if already open) and scrolls to given position/subs.
Supported scrollable classes (matrices):
* numeric
* logical
* cell
* timeseries
* table (from R2013b - v2.1)
* categorical (from 2013b - v2.1)
* dataset (Statistics Toolbox)


% Scroll a simple logical variable
a = false(1e6,100);
pos = randi(1e8,1);

% Scroll somewhere else
scrollto('a',[1e5, 28])

% Wrap into a structure and scroll the indexed variable = a;

% Wrap into cell and scroll with several levels of nesting
c = {s};
scrollto('c{1}.foo', pos)

% Scroll 3D array
a = rand(10,10,10);

WARNING: this code heavily relies on undocumented and unsupported Matlab functionality.



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Required Products MATLAB
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.3 (R2014a)
Other requirements Java should be enabled. Requires FEX: findjobj().
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02 Jul 2014 Eric


06 Sep 2013

Additional feature:
 - scrolls from 'caller' ws, e.g. scroll in debug mode;

Fixed bugs:
 - now handles corner case within size-bounds scrolling;
 - corrected the scrolling type of ts to dataset (was swapped before).

11 Sep 2013

Edited description.

13 Sep 2013

Added support for table and categorical arrays (classes introduced with R2013b)

24 Jun 2014

Linked to github

04 Jul 2014

Edited description

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