Order of code execution seems weird

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Nico
Nico on 16 Nov 2023
Commented: Nico on 16 Nov 2023
I have built an app that executes long functions. In my GUI I have something like a MessageWindow (Colored-Edit-Field). When clicking a button to calculate something that takes a while I want to show a Message like: "LOADING. . ." The according code is shown below.
When I execute the code by clicking the button, the Message is not shown. The calculation function ist executed though.
When I step through my code with the debugger line by line, it works fine. So for me it seems like MATLAB ist not executing the code in the correct order. Can somone explain me what the problem could be here?
%% Function in app.PlotSetup
function printProcess(app, message)
app.StatusEditField.BackgroundColor = app.yellow;
app.StatusEditField.Value = message;
end
%% Code in app.Plotting
% Function to show message
printProcess(app.PlotSetup, "LOADING WITH SELECTED PARAMETERS...")
% Big calculation function
continueImportProcess(app.PlotSetup)
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Jon
Jon on 16 Nov 2023
Would it be possible for you to make a self contained example that reproduces the problem and attach it?

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Accepted Answer

Stephen23
Stephen23 on 16 Nov 2023
Moved: Image Analyst on 16 Nov 2023
Try calling DRAWNOW after setting the editfield values.

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Bruno Luong
Bruno Luong on 16 Nov 2023
%% Function in app.PlotSetup
function printProcess(app, message)
app.StatusEditField.BackgroundColor = app.yellow;
app.StatusEditField.Value = message;
drawnow % force GUI to refresh
end

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