Uigetfile will make app be behind another windows.

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Shao-Qi Lei
Shao-Qi Lei on 21 Dec 2016
Answered: Onur Ozdemir on 14 Mar 2022
I use APP Designer to make a App figure. I want to load my file and display its name,so I use uigetfile. But used uigetfile will make my figure be behind another windows, I have to click it in Taskbar again. Why is this so?

Accepted Answer

Ajay Kumar
Ajay Kumar on 20 Nov 2019
add these lines after uigetfile
drawnow;
figure(app.UIFigure)
assuming your UIFigure's name is app.UIFigure

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Melaku Eneayehu
Melaku Eneayehu on 20 Feb 2018
add the following two lines of code just after uigetfile() app.UIFigure.Visible = 'off'; app.UIFigure.Visible = 'on';
don't forgot to edit figure per-fix if you don't use the default one

Riyadh Abbas
Riyadh Abbas on 26 May 2017
Hi there, I found a solution to this issue provided by http://undocumentedmatlab.com/blog/solving-a-matlab-hang-problem, which suggested adding two lines drawnow; pause(0.05);
I tried it and it did work for me, hope can solve your problem.
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Chris McRaven
Chris McRaven on 16 Jun 2017
This does not work for me either. I have described my steps to reproduce here.

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Matthew Thomas
Matthew Thomas on 18 Nov 2019
It does seem to be unintended behaviour though, it is frustrating to need to work around this.

Onur Ozdemir
Onur Ozdemir on 14 Mar 2022
All given answers address getting the app window back as focus after uigetfile but what is preferred is to prevent it from minimizing in the first place. You can check out my answer to this question here, which is the same question.

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