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Copying from GUI listbox to Matlab Desktop

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is there a way to copy (selected) elements listed in a listbox GUI to the buffer (Ctrl-C,etc) and from there to the editor, desktop, or even to sytem?
I was not able to figure out which option of the object would enable this behavior, and I guess there should be possible (as other elements in GUI can get cut and pasted...)
thansk in advance, Daniel

Accepted Answer

Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 8 Nov 2011
Are you asking about doing it in code or doing it interactively when you edit the GUI elements?
You can use clipboard() to implement the copy-and-paste functionality in the code. If doing it interactively, you need to edit the property of the listbox and the Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 8 Nov 2011
There is no MATLAB option to enable or disable this. Whether it would work or not would operating system dependent.
You can have the callback for the listbox detect the current Value, and extract the String rows corresponding to the selected elements, and then do something with them. This would require "activating" the listbox, though.

Daniel on 8 Nov 2011
thanks to both of you: clipboard() is exactly what I needed. And the "activation" with Callback the part that I hadn't understood at first.
Now it's working fine... thanks!

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