GUIDE edit text

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Leor Greenberger
Leor Greenberger on 27 Sep 2011
I am using an edit text control in guide with a preset string defined. When I run the figure, clicking inside the edit box does not clear the preset string - I must manually backspace over it. Is there a property associated with an edit text control that would automatically erase any text in the control or do I have to use a callback? If the latter, which callback function do I use? Thanks.

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Jan on 27 Sep 2011
You need to access the underlying Java callbacks. But they are undocumented and can be change in a future Matlab release: See Undocumented: uicontrol-callbacks
I assume, it is the FocusGainedCallback.
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Leor Greenberger
Leor Greenberger on 27 Sep 2011
Thanks Jan. Seems silly to me this wouldn't be documented, though. I would have imagined this would be a common thing to do: set initial/default values in the edit text control and them to be easily changed (without having to manually backspacing over it).

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