About listbox item selection: If i have two boxes how can i know from which one the cursor has selected?

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bh dhouha
bh dhouha on 1 Feb 2015
Commented: Image Analyst on 1 Feb 2015
I have two listboxes : listbox1 containing lines,and listbox2 containing cercles. And i have a button "Set" (as described in the image) to set the thikness of the selected item(line or circle). So, in the function "Set" it's written this : num =handles.selected % the value selected by the cursor is called num. e(num)=thiknss % Then we give this value a thikness. Now my problem is that i want to know from which box the "num" is selected.I need to know if it's from the box 1 ( a line) or the box2 (a circle). How can i do that?

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 1 Feb 2015
That is not a good situation to use listboxes in. You are expecting to take some action based on a single selection, however you will always have two selections because you have two listboxes. You should use either radio buttons, or a popup (drop down list).
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 1 Feb 2015
Final try. Try this:
selectedItemName = strcat(cell2mat(allItemNames(selectedItem)));
If that doesn't work, upload your fig file and m-file.

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