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hi, i want to return the value to workspace, when i select the specific item in pop-up menu, how to store it in the workspace.
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wenchao zhang
wenchao zhang on 25 May 2024
Edited: wenchao zhang on 25 May 2024
hi,stephen,define the output argument in the main function or in the callback function? about waitfor, i have a check, yes it can stop the following command in a script untill current event finished
Stephen23
Stephen23 on 26 May 2024
define the output argument in the main function or in the callback function?"
From the main function.

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Animesh
Animesh on 25 May 2024
You can use the assignin function in MATLAB to save the selected value to the workspace.
Here's how you can do it:
assignin('base', 'selection', str{val});
With this, a variable named selection will be created in the workspace, containing the value of the selected item.
You can refer the following MathWorks documentation for more information on assignin function:
https://www.mathworks.com/help/releases/R2019a/matlab/ref/assignin.html
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wenchao zhang
wenchao zhang on 25 May 2024
Edited: wenchao zhang on 25 May 2024
if i just want creat a popup menu during the m script runing, it seems use listdlg will more convenient, and the script will stop to wait for the user to do the selection.
list = {'Red','Yellow','Blue',...
'Green','Orange','Purple'};
[indx,tf] = listdlg('ListString',list);

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