change text in a msgbox

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Michael
Michael on 28 Jul 2011
Commented: David Thoen on 8 Oct 2020
Hi everyone. I have a msgbox pop up with some information for the user, and I'd like to change the text at different points in the program so the user know whats going on. I could just close the msgbox and create a new one, but I thought it might be a little more elegant to just change the text. Is this possible?
Michael

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Oleg Komarov
Oleg Komarov on 28 Jul 2011
% Create a msgbox
h = msgbox('Hi');
% Change just the message
set(findobj(h,'Tag','MessageBox'),'String','How are you?')
% Make the pushbutton invisible
set(findobj(h,'style','pushbutton'),'Visible','off')
If the user closes the message box then you should create a new one.
On the other hand you can just create a modal msgbox that follows the first one and replaces it:
msgbox('Hi');
msgbox('How are you','modal');
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David Thoen
David Thoen on 8 Oct 2020
msgbox('text','Title','icon')
please check 'doc msgbox' to find out more about title and icon.

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