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How to pass data in a gui and refresh/reload a list box

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ytzhak goussha
ytzhak goussha on 17 Mar 2018
Commented: Rik on 17 Mar 2018
hello, I trying to load a mat file into a GUI and then have to user choose the variable in the file in order to pass it into a function. So far, I have managed to load the file using "uigetfile" and then "load" to assign all the variables in the file into a struct variable,and then I got the names of the variables (fields) using "fieldnames".
How can I display those variable names in a list box and assign the one chosen by the user to a new variable and pass it into my function?
thanks in advance I'm not a programmer and I if the solution is too complex odds are that I'll not get it, however if it is simple, I will be thank full for your help.

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Rik
Rik on 17 Mar 2018
You can set the output from fieldnames as the String property of the listbox. You can use indexing with the Value property in the callback to set it to your variable:
function listboxcallback(hObject,eventdata,handles)
fields=get(hObject,'String');
val=get(hObject,'Value');
handles.yourvariable=handles.loadedstruct.(fields{val});
guidata(hObject,handles)
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Rik
Rik on 17 Mar 2018
The bulk of the time should be spent loading the .mat from disk. Setting the String property should only take a few ms. It is possible to only see the effect a bit later, if other callbacks are still being processed and Matlab postpones the graphics update until the callbacks are finished (or you use drawnow)

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