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Launching a thread that effectively pushes a button in your GUI periodically

Asked by Kristoffer Walker on 11 Nov 2019 at 20:40
Latest activity Commented on by Kristoffer Walker on 11 Nov 2019 at 21:29
I am an experienced GUIDE user. But I am still a beginner in manual GUI design. I am trying to implement a callback that will effectively push an "Update" button that already exists on a GUI periodically. This update button performs some tasks and updates the uitable in the main GUI figure window. I'm trying to determine the best approach. So far, I have tried a solution that involves pushing button "A" in the GUI, which does something, then starts an infinite while loop witin the A callback function calls the Update callback button. However, locks up Matlab's computational capacity until control-C is administered. I expect there is a much better approach. Any advice or links to appropriate content would be much appreciated.
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Answer by per isakson
on 11 Nov 2019 at 20:55
Edited by per isakson
on 11 Nov 2019 at 21:07
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Create a timer ( see timer class Create object to schedule execution of MATLAB commands) that periodically invokes the Update callback function.
And see Debug code invoked by timer and finding the source of an error in a timer code. (I guess these tricks are still relevant.)

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