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App Designer: How can I select multiple options in a list box without using control button?

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Rohit Deshmukh
Rohit Deshmukh on 12 Dec 2019
Commented: APURAV GUPTA on 28 Jul 2020
Requirements:
  • control button should not be used to select multiple options.
  • alternative solution of implementing checkboxes: how can i implement it?

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Abhilash Padma
Abhilash Padma on 2 Jan 2020
If you don’t want to use control button to select multiple options, you can use checkboxes in table to achieve what you wanted to do. Use a table in app designer with two columns where the first column contains the list items and second column contains the checkboxes. You can use the startupFcn callback of UIFigure to initialize the table values.
See the code below where I have initialized the table values:
function startupFcn(app)
app.UITable.Data = [{'a',false};{'b',false};{'c',false}];
end
Then, you can use the CellEditCallback of UITable which will be triggered when the value in table is changed. So, when you check or uncheck the checkbox. This callback will be triggered. Add a property which maintains the list of all items which have its respective checkbox checked.
See the following code which contains code to add/remove the items from the list of selected items. ‘SelectedItems’ is a property which stores the list of selected items. It is initialized as an empty cell array.
function UITableCellEdit(app, event)
indices = event.Indices;
newData = event.NewData;
if newData
app.SelectedItems(end+1)=app.UITable.Data(indices(1),indices(2)-1);
else
app.SelectedItems(ismember(app.SelectedItems,app.UITable.Data(indices(1),indices(2)-1))) = [];
end
end

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APURAV GUPTA
APURAV GUPTA on 28 Jul 2020
It is giving an error: Conversion to double from cell is not possible for the line
app.SelectedItems(end+1)=app.UITable.Data(indices(1),indices(2)-1);
Can you please help me resolve it.

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