Aug 18, 2011 this makes use of uigetfile s optional defaultname argument to specify the starting path. This code heavily relies on undocumented and unsupported matlab functionality. Neither uigetdir nor uigetfile remember the last directory selected or the directory. To identify the startup folder, type pwd at the command line immediately after starting matlab and before typing any other commands. How to tell matlab uigetfile uigetdir to default to. Please do not highjack a foreign question, but open a new thread instead. Create a string to the my documents folder of this windows user. How can i use the uigedir function in matlab gui, using a push button and to show the selected folder in a edit text. Learn more about uigetfile, default filter, undocumented. How can one get uigetdiruigetfile to remember last opened directory. Save the selected directory path as a matlab workspace variable after each invocation of uigetdir or uigetfile. Create an empty modal dialog window to which other uicontrols can be added. The dialog box lists the files and directories in the current directory.
The filterindex field should indeed have influenced the filter selection, but presumably due to an internal matlab bug it does not get propagated to the internal com. This is one in a series of videos covering matlab basics. How do i specify the directory path when i use the. The documentation for uigetfile is remiss in not showing any examples that use fullfile to construct the full file name of the chosen file. This makes use of uigetfile s optional defaultname argument to specify the starting path. Compiled app uigetfile faulty behaviour matlab answers.
On windows systems, the base directory is the windows desktop directory. Open a gui dialog for selecting a file and return the filename fname, the path to this file fpath, and. When i use uigetdirchoose on my computer which has matlab it shows a matlab default folder \my document\ matlab. If the save text button at the top of the gui window is pressed, the uiputfile. Jan 21, 2010 it is possible to specify the path to the directory you would like the uigetfile functions to begin in, by specifying the path in the filterspec input argument. The users complained about that the file selection window always opens with the first filter as default.
Apr 11, 20 the documentation for uigetfile is remiss in not showing any examples that use fullfile to construct the full file name of the chosen file. If the user clicks the cancel button or closes the dialog window, filename and. If the folder name of path name contains a trailing file separator, the contents of that folder will be displayed. The builtin matlab functions uigetfile and uiputfile allow the user to navigate to. If filter is a file name, then uiputfile displays the file name in the file name field and uses the file extension as the default filter. Open many files using uiopen or uigetfile matlab answers. If the file exists and is valid, uigetfile returns the file name when the user clicks open. But i didnt find any information on using ishelllibrary within matlab. I am having a problem with uigetfile taking a default directory path. On unix systems, the base directory is the directory from which matlab is started.
It is possible to specify the path to the directory you would like the uigetfile functions to begin in, by specifying the path in the filterspec input argument. Hi, id like to load my text file in to matlab using uigetfile command. Under windows, you can specify the directory in the same manner as described above except using the dos directory structure notation. On windows 10, each account has a set of default folders that allow users to save and organize their files, including documents, pictures, downloads, and other data on the device. The first call starts uigetfile in the current working directory and lets the user search for a desired file. Note that you cannot accept an answer here, when you are not the author of the original question. How do i specify the directory path when i use the uigetfile. Filterspec determines the initial display of files and can be a full filename or include the wildcard. Uifigure by default, has a startupfcn callback function that you can define, which is. It is not possible to request to load multiple files in a single load statement. How do i make uigetfile start up in the directory where i.
How to get directory of document folder in a nonmatlab. The name and path of the selected file are returned in filename and pathname. How to get directory of document folder in a nonmatlab computer. This video covers how to use uigetfile to make it easier to select a file from a script, function or gui.
The default file window that opens has the libraries on the lefthand toolbar so its not a big deal to have the user just select their documents or whatever. By default uigetfile uses the previously selected directory. If no trailing file separator is present the parent directory is listed. Use this syntax with any of the output argument combinations in the previous syntaxes. If the user clicks cancel or the close button x on the title bar, then matlab returns 0. If you set this internal java peers filefilterindex field, the default filter is changed. The statement lists all matlab mfiles within a selected directory. Uigetfile for selecting a file in a script, function. I am trying something similar to this on a windows machine. How can one get uigetdiruigetfile to remember last opened.
This dialog box enables a user to navigate to a folder and select it or type the name of a folder. If the specified folder exists, then matlab returns the selected path. Open folder selection dialog box matlab uigetdir mathworks. Open file selection dialog box matlab uigetfile mathworks. If newfolder contains spaces, enclose it in single quotation marks. A modal dialog box prevents a user from interacting with other matlab windows before responding to the dialog box. You can change the startup folder using the general preferences panel. One way to do this is to define the path to the selected files as persistent. Learn more about open files, uigetfiles, uiopen matlab. According to this superuser question, the library is a windows xml feature and not actually an environment variable. Unfortunately, these functions are not easily extendable for userdefined functionalities. Learn more about uigetfile, image, processing, gui, compiler, matlab compiler, image processing, axes, imshow, handles. You can always use uigetfile pointing to the root directory and the user can find the file from there e. This video covers how to use uigetfile to make it easier to.
I can do that, but the problem is my text file must be in the same folder as my. How to get directory of document folder in a non matlab computer when using a fully standalone application. The following code is an example of using two calls to uigetfile. Choose a web site to get translated content where available and see local events and offers. Since filterspec isnt being used to provide the path, it can be a cell array of strings, which enables the use of custom file type descriptions something thats not possible if filterspec is a single string as in the example above. Matlab includes a few builtin file and folder selection dialog windows, namely uigetfile, uiputfile and uigetdir. Adam danz had the right idea, but missed a few key things. If filterspec is not specified, uigetfile uses the default list of file types i. Then before calling uigetdir or uigetfile, check for the existence of the workspace variable and load it and use that as the initial directory location for uigetdir and uigetfile.
The uiputfile function appends all files to the list of file types. If the specified folder exists, then matlab returns the selected path when the user clicks ok. Based on your location, we recommend that you select. If the user clicks cancel or the window close button x, uigetfile returns 0. If the user clicks the cancel button, closes the dialog window, or if an error occurs. It enables a user to select or enter the name of a file. Uigetfile start in another directory and choose two. For more information, see the related solution below. It also reduces the screen realestate used by the dialog also see the related resizing customization below. When the message shows, the default folder which i want will be \my document. By default, matlab sets the startup folder based on the way you start matlab.942 1039 1511 815 677 817 1472 1446 1412 245 955 909 1305 445 1100 493 1536 135 1408 1211 1125 185 1124 366 567 760 1259 1245 750 614 987 1087 1215 82 1407 1146 935 1285 1366 33 100 1312 64 1037