Searching for text in listbox without deselecting current choice
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I have a list of 23,000 choices in a listbox in my GUI. I need to be able to select about 10 options at once. I have the multiselect setup, but because I have 23,000 entries, I can't manually scroll through to select the entries I want. The only way to search through the entries is to type, but when I type, it deselects whatever I had already selected.
Is there any way to implement a search bar above the listbox that will search through, but not select/deselect what appears in the listbox until I click the result?
That was just my idea, if there is a better solution feel free to share.
Ingrid on 17 Jun 2015
why not add a table to your GUI where you store the options that you click? Just add a pushbutton that clears the table when you want to select a new list. This seems the easiest way to implement this
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Image Analyst on 17 Jun 2015
You can get all the listbox items in a cell array like this:
allItems = get(handles.listbox1, 'String');
Now you can search all those items with ismember() or strfind(). It will not change what items are, or are not, selected.