Matlab: 41 Complete GUI Examples


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This is a collection of GUIs meant to serve either to answer specific questions about writing GUIs or as a teaching tool to aid in learning how to write MATLAB GUIs without GUIDE. Many of these are inspired directly from the newsgroup.

The questions/files are written in approximate order of complexity, so intermediate users may want to skip the first several files.

The questions answered include:

1.How do I manipulate the strings in a uicontrol? GUI_1, 2, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 37
2.How do make a uicontrol invisible/visible? GUI_3, 35 (See also GUI_10 for images)
3.How do I make a multi-line edit box? GUI_4
4.How can I initialize an editbox so that the cursor is blinking at startup? GUI_4, 24, 37
5.How can I let the user of my GUI know his actions are futile (or producing no results)? GUI_5
6.How can I tell which uicontrol is selected e.g., radiobuttons? GUI_6, 8
7.How do I tell how many times a uicontrol has been activated? GUI_7, 19, 28, 32, 33
8.How do I tell which button in a buttongroup is selected? GUI_8
9.How do I let the user know a process is running in the background? GUI_9
10.How can I set an image visible/invisible? GUI_10
11.How can I use a GUI to exit a FOR loop? GUI_11
12.How can I control the mouse pointer with a GUI? GUI_12
13.How do I access the value (current position) of a slider? GUI_13, 16
14.How do I use different colored strings in a listbox? GUI_14
15.What is the difference between ‘listboxtop’ and ‘value’ in a listbox? GUI_14
16.How do I make text that can be copied but not changed? GUI_15
17.How can I allow the user of my GUI to set the range of a slider? GUI_16
18.How can I display a digital clock in my GUI? GUI_17
19.How can I use a timer in a GUI? GUI_17
20.How do I use the buttondownfcn on an axes object? GUI_18, 28
21.How do I make a callback talk to another callback? GUI_19
22.How can I get the string from a popup or listbox? GUI_14, 20, 21, 22, 31, 32, 33
23.How can I set the string in a popup or listbox? GUI_21, 22
24.How can I add to the string in a popup or listbox? GUI_22
25.How do I tell which figure/axes was current before my callback executed? GUI_23
26.How do I get data from another GUI? GUI_24
27.How do I make a GUI to open image files only? GUI_25
28.How can I make popup choices mutually exclusive? GUI_26
29.How can I show the current pointer location in axes coordinates? GUI_27
30.How can I use uicontextmenus? GUI_28, 33, 39
31.How do I make my GUI control an axes in another figure? GUI_29, 30
32.What are callback strings? GUI_30
33.How can I make it so that when one of the figures closes, they all close? GUI_24, 29, 30, 41
34.How do I make several uicontrols interact in a more complicated GUI? GUI_31, 32, 33, 41
35.How do I get data from a GUI to the base workspace? GUI_25, 32, 33, 36
36.How can I use a GUI to take a screenshot of my desktop? GUI_34
37.How do I make toggle buttons act like tabbed-panels? GUI_35
38.How do I make a custom dialog box which returns a string to the base workspace? GUI_36
39.How can I make a password editbox that has the ***** symbols? GUI_37
40.How can I use nested function as callbacks? GUI_11, 17, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41.
41.How can I use uiwait in a GUI? GUI_11, 34, 36, 37
42.How do I use JAVA in my GUI? GUI_38
43.How do I force the figure to maintain focus between uicontrol activations? GUI_38
44.How do I save an axes as an image? GUI_39
45.How can I make a simple drawing program? GUI_39
46.How can I set a button’s background to match an image? GUI_40
47.How can I save the state of a system of GUIs to use later? GUI_41

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