MATLAB Answers

scroll programmatically within uitable

24 views (last 30 days)
Steven Brossi
Steven Brossi on 10 Aug 2020
Commented: Steven Brossi on 11 Aug 2020
I am starting to build an app suing the AppDesigner and need to deal with a fairly large uitable (>1000 rows).
In some cases it would be nice to scroll within this table to a certain row or cell programmatically.
https://ch.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/matlab.ui.container.tree.scroll.html shows that in 2020a there is now the function scroll, which allows scrolling e.g. within a list box to a certain item.
Is there a way to do the same within a uitable (created using the AppDesigner)? If not, if there a plan to add this in the near future?

  0 Comments

Sign in to comment.

Accepted Answer

Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 10 Aug 2020
Edited: Adam Danz on 10 Aug 2020
A function (findjobj) on the file exchange supports programmatic scrolling on uitables when the uitable is embedded in a regular figure (demo here).
However, this method is not supported in uifigures (used by AppDesigner) for reasons explained in this answer.

  0 Comments

Sign in to comment.

More Answers (1)

Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 10 Aug 2020
The scroll syntax in 20a only works in uifigures (the underlying figure used by app designer). Simply call it in a callback or function in the app.

  4 Comments

Show 1 older comment
Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 10 Aug 2020
Ahh. I was confusing regular figure with uifigure, not lack of support for uitables... Disregard (for now!)
Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 10 Aug 2020
Looking forward to the "yet" part. Lots of people have asked how to programmatically scroll to a certain row and column of a uitable.
Steven Brossi
Steven Brossi on 11 Aug 2020
Thank you for all the feedback. Now I'm sure I didn't miss something and it's really not (yet) supported.
For me it's just a nice-to-have feature, so no drama. Of course, once scrolling within UITable is supported, I'll happily add it to my app.

Sign in to comment.

Products


Release

R2020a

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!