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How to place a dialog box in a GUI?

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Dominik Mattioli
Dominik Mattioli on 10 May 2018
Answered: Walter Roberson on 10 May 2018
For all built-in MATLAB dialog box functions (errordlg, helpdlg, warndlg, etc.), can you place these dialog boxes into your GUI via guide setup? For instance, if you create an axis somewhere in your GUI, could you "plot" the dialog box into that axis?

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Rik
Rik on 10 May 2018
You can of course recreate the button layout if you want to, but you could also use a relevant callback that calls the relevant function. As far as I know it is not possible to integrate them as a modal box inside an axis or figure.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 10 May 2018
MATLAB examines the root DefaultFigurePosition for the original coordinates... but it ignores the coordinates and instead places the dialog box in the middle of the top 1/3 of the screen.
MATLAB creates a new figure each time, unless there is an existing dialog box with the same title, in which case it reuses that figure (and if there are multiple with that title it closes all except the first.)
There is no possibility at all of placing inside an existing axes or figure.

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