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How can uicontrol be used to make an editable dropdown (eg combobox) control?

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Meg Noah
Meg Noah on 14 Jan 2020
Commented: Art on 28 Jan 2020
I'd like to use the uicontrol of matlab and its arguments rather than the uidropdown. But I want the uidropdown functionality of having a popup menu of items that can be programmatically populated, but also the flexibility of allowing the user to define their own input value as well as the convenience of selecting from a list of values. Can this be done?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 16 Jan 2020
Only if you use a uicontrol style 'edit' together with the uicontrol style listbox . The primary value would be held in the edit uicontrol; the callbacks for the listbox would set the content of the edit uicontrol String property.

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Meg Noah
Meg Noah on 16 Jan 2020
ugh i washoping there was a way tp make the listbox ir the popup directly editable like a microsoft combobox
the uidropdown has restrictions about what the parents can be
thx for answer!
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 16 Jan 2020
The Property Inspector provides an interface for editing the list box String property, but it is not exactly convenient.

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Art
Art on 28 Jan 2020
Just ran across this link while searching the same thing... there appears to be an editable property. I havent tried it yet but it looks like what you want:
https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/uidropdown.html

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Art
Art on 28 Jan 2020
Sorry... skipped over the first part of your question : "...use the uicontrol of matlab and its arguments rather than the uidropdown". Nevermind!

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