The source code for the P-files in this toolbox is now available for download - see File ID 8485.
This toolbox was originally presented at The MathWorks International DSP Conference 2003 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Full documentation is provided in the PDF file within the ZIP file.
The reuse of objects can accelerate software development while simultaneously improving the consistency and quality of graphical user interfaces. Most languages with object-oriented features also provide the ability to treat a group of user interface controls together with their associated functionality as a single object class, which can be directly instantiated, inherited or embedded within another such object.
The Graphic User Object (GUO) Toolbox enables this type of structuring to be performed in a platform-independent manner on the basis of MATLAB Classes and Handle Graphics. Several inherited example classes and corresponding demonstration functions are provided. The GUO Toolbox is appropriate for all developers of MATLAB applications who wish to create or make use of reusable graphic components in a platform-independent manner.
The GUO Toolbox can be seen as a MATLAB language extension - it depends only on MATLAB itself (Release 13 or higher), including in particular MATLAB Classes & Objects and Handle Graphics. It does not make use of any external components such as Active X, Java etc. and is thus independent of the operating system employed.
The GUO Toolbox is provided "as is" (no support!), and because some of the functionality that it offers will be provided as standard in MATLAB Release 14, I am not planning to develop it further - unless I receive a sufficiently interesting offer...