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Why does "msgbox" add extra space?

Asked by Dave

Dave (view profile)

on 19 Sep 2013
Latest activity Commented on by Ana

Ana (view profile)

on 24 Mar 2014

I have a subroutine that reports avg and std values for up to 12 regions of interest in a single "msgbox" dialog. What I've noticed is that for multiple lines of text input to "msgbox", the figure adds extra space above the text area, which makes it look pretty ridiculous:

Any idea why the heck it does that?

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Arthur

Arthur (view profile)

on 19 Sep 2013

Can you show use the code?

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Answer by Jan Simon

Jan Simon (view profile)

on 20 Sep 2013

While it does not answer your question, I want to mention that a msgbox might be a bad choice to display this text. You can create a more appropriate dialog using a listbox with scrolling.

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Ana

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on 21 Mar 2014

Oh, ok..! But for this you should create a .fig in guide and call a different gui from your gui, right? Isn't there a more straightforward way?

Jan Simon

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on 21 Mar 2014

I avoid working with GUIDE. You can create the required code manually also:

FigH     = figure('Menubar', 'none');
ListBoxH = uicontrol(FigH, 'Style', 'listbox', ...
                     'Units', 'Normalized', 'Position', [0,0,1,1], ...
                     'String', {'Yout text', 'E.g. split by TEXTWRAP()'})
Ana

Ana (view profile)

on 24 Mar 2014

Ok..! Thanks!

Jan Simon

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