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MATLAB Basics video: UIGETFILE for selecting a file in a script, function or GUI 4

Posted by Doug Hull,

This is one in a series of videos covering MATLAB basics. It is meant for the new MATLAB user.

This video covers how to use UIGETFILE to make it easier to select a file from a script, function or GUI.

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Eli replied on : 1 of 4

Say I use uigetfile to get a filename that is in a path not currently part of the matlab path. When I execute the next line of code (load(fileName)), the file will not be loaded since it is not in the current path. How can I go about adding the path (automatically/ without additional user input)?


Andreas Kaipanos replied on : 3 of 4

i’m having a problem when using uigetfile in a gui i developed…i have created a pushbutton and in it i have writen:
function pushbutton2_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject handle to pushbutton2 (see GCBO)
% eventdata reserved – to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

and it just doesn’t work

Doug replied on : 4 of 4


What file are you selecting?

If you uigetfile the name of the file directly does it work? What is the error message?