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Dot indexing is not supported for variables of this type when trying to write value into static text box

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function text7_CreateFcn(hObject, eventdata, handles)
set(handles.text7, 'String', num2str(value))
I am trying to add a value that will be determined by a slider in my GUI into the text of a static text box, but recieve the error message 'Dot indexing is not supported for variables of this type'

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 17 Oct 2020
Do not put anything into the CreateFcn() functions of controls. If you want something to be initialized with a value, then put that value into the String property of the control in GUIDE, not in the CreateFcn.
Now, to get the value of a slider and put it in the text box as you move the slider, you'd put it into the callback function of the slider, not the callback of the text box.
function slider1_CallbackFcn(hObject, eventdata, handles)
value = handles.slider1.Value;
textLabel = sprintf('Slider = %.3f', value);
% Update text box
handles.text7.String = textLabel;

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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 16 Oct 2020
Edited: Fangjun Jiang on 16 Oct 2020
set(hObject, 'String', num2str(value))
see this comment ?
% hObject handle to edit1 (see GCBO)
% handles empty - handles not created until after all CreateFcns called
Rik on 17 Oct 2020
No, set(hObject,'String',num2str(value)).
Using a programmatic GUI (and not AppDesigner) offers a wide variety of benefits. I would encourage you to check out the thread I linked in my previous comment.

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