Happy New Year!
- Wow - 2010. It's a whole new decade.
Bob's pick this week is uiputfile2 by Chris Cannell.
This utility function is a wrapper to MATLAB's uiputfile command. What does it add? Memory. More specifically, it remembers the folder where the last file was saved. So when users of your GUIs want to save files, they don't have to navigate to their favorite folders every time. Nice.
Chris chose to implement uiputfile2 by simply saving the information (path to folder) in a MAT file. That way it remembers from MATLAB session to session. That strategy is also robust to upgrades. Sweet.
I know I could program the logic myself, but thanks to Chris I don't have to!
See also (2010-01-05 update)
As Aurélien noted in addition to uiputfile2 Chris also posted uigetdir2 as well as uigetfile2. They also are similar location-persistent wrappers to uigetdir and uigetfile respectively.
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