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MenuBar

version 1.8.0.0 (13.2 KB) by Dirk-Jan Kroon
Create Menu Bar (s) on any location in a figure window

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Updated 12 Jan 2011

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Editor's Note: This file was selected as MATLAB Central Pick of the Week

This function MenuBar, allows the user to create menu's anywhere in a figure
it replaces UIcontextmenu of UIpanels by real menu bars.

menubar(figure_handle) or menubar

Mouse hover, and window-resize updates can be enabled by

menubar('start',figure_handle) or menubar('start')

Or alternatively by:

set(figure_handle,'ResizeFcn','menubar(''ResizeFcn'',gcf)');
set(figure_handle,'WindowButtonMotionFcn','menubar(''MotionFcn'',gcf)');

Example,

%Creat figure with uipanel
figure,
uipanel1 = uipanel('Units','Pixels','Position',[10 200 400 200]);

%Attach a contextmenu (right-mouse button menu)
menu_panel1=uicontextmenu;
set(uipanel1,'UIContextMenu',menu_panel1);

%Add menu-items to the context menu
hchild=uimenu(menu_panel1, 'Label', 'Random Pixels');
uimenu(hchild, 'Label', 'Red','Callback','disp(''Red callback'')');
uimenu(hchild, 'Label', 'Blue','Callback','disp(''Blue callback'')');

%Make form the context menu a real menubar
menubar

%Add some other menu-buttons
hchild=uimenu(menu_panel1, 'Label', 'Clear','Callback','disp(''Clear'')');
hchild=uimenu(menu_panel1, 'Label', 'Help');
uimenu(hchild, 'Label', 'Info','Callback','disp(''Info callback'')');

%Update the menubar
menubar

%Enable the mouse over and resize effects
menubar('start');

Cite As

Dirk-Jan Kroon (2021). MenuBar (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/29760-menubar), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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