How to tell how an uieditfield was exited?
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David Aronstein on 7 Feb 2020
I have a uieditfield field for text input.
There seem to be at least three ways to indicate to the app that we are finished entering information into this field. The ValueChangedFcn is called when (1) the user presses Enter, (2) the user presses Tab, or (3) the user changes from the app to another program running on the computer.
Is there a way to figure out which of these three events occured? In particular, I'd like to catch (3) and ignore processing the current value of the field for the moment.
Antonio Hortal on 24 Jan 2021
Edited: Antonio Hortal on 24 Jan 2021
I might be wrong, but you could try getting the CurrentKey property of the figure
fig = ancestor(src,'figure');
disp('enter was pressed!')
disp('the user changed focus!')
More Answers (1)
Bhargavi Maganuru on 18 Feb 2020
After typing in the edit field, if you click anywhere outside the edit field, editFieldValueChanged callback will be triggered.
Add the following line of code in the callback function.
disp("exited from editfield");
So whenever this message is displayed, user has clicked outside the app.
Hope this helps!