Stop a while loop using a GUI

14 views (last 30 days)
Raldi on 24 Jan 2013
Answered: Birkan GOCERLER on 21 Sep 2014
Hey everyone,
I need to stop a while loop using a 'Stop' button in a GUI and i was wondering what are the best ways of doing that.

Accepted Answer

Jan on 24 Jan 2013
Edited: Jan on 24 Jan 2013
A short example:
h = uicontrol('Style', 'PuchButton', 'String', 'Stop', ...
'Callback', 'delete(gcbo)');
while ishandle(h)
disp(datestr(now, 0));
Check out the famous 41 GUI example.
Jan on 24 Jan 2013
On one hand: no, you can create the button anywhere and use any method to obtain the handle. On the other hand: simply try it - when you do not have problems, it works.

Sign in to comment.

More Answers (2)

Birkan GOCERLER on 21 Sep 2014

Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 24 Jan 2013
Have the while-loop check if a togglebutton uicontrol has been pushed (i.e. what is it's value). If it has the loop will end
while(get(handles.togglebutton,'value')); %handles.togglebutton is handle to button
drawnow; %force event queue update

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!

Translated by