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Topic: Text Input Yields Different Type of Array
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Re: Text Input Yields Different Type of Array
Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:35 AM
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On 1/27/2013 8:46 AM, Jeff wrote:
> I'm building an application that allows someone to first create a
> department by entering the name of the department in an editable text
> box. Hit save and they are done. Then if the name names to be changed
> The app uses a different form but again you simply enter the name in a
> text box hot save and you are done. Here's the problem. When the name is
> first created, the array is listed as a char array. However, when the
> name is changed the array is labeled as a cell array. I've provided the
> code below. I fixed the issue by removing the curly brackets from the
> name change, but I don't understand why it is different.
> Code to add Department or Change Name
> department.Name(dptID) = {get(handles.departmentName, 'String')}

Apparently because the other code doesn't create a cell (via the
curlies) -- would have to see it to tell what you actually did.

For strings, generally cell strings are easier to deal with than
character arrays altho if it's only a structure field and is only used
thereby it may not make too much difference...


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