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GUI in MATLAB step by step complete designing & Programming

GUI in MATLAB:

GUI in MATLAB- I have already uploaded some very basic Matlab tutorials for beginners which cover,

how to install the Matlab software.

Matlab basic commands and how to use them.

Conditional statements in Matlab Programming.

For Loop in Matlab with Example codes

While Loop in Matlab with Example Codes

Scripts and functions in Matlab with Example Codes

Matlab Plotting Basics

How to generate Matrix and Vectors in Matlab

Strings in Matlab, its types and uses



After covering the very basics, now it’s time to start something which you will find very interesting. Today’s tutorial and all of my previous Matlab articles will help you in designing complex GUI applications for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc. In my upcoming next three tutorials, I will explain how to interface Arduino with Matlab using Matlab support packages, How to design a GUI in Matlab to control an LED using Arduino, and how to make GUI in Matlab to control the direction and speed of a DC Motor. As usual before attempting something complex first I will start with the very basics so that you can easily understand each and every step.

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to make a very basic GUI in MATLAB, we will be making a calculator to perform basic calculation arithmetic operations by using MATLAB GUI. Now open the MATLAB software and in command write guide and press enter.

GUI in Matlab

You can also open it from by clicking on new and in new click on the App.

GUI in Matlab

Now app designer startup page will open and click on the blank app.

GUI in Matlab

 

A new window will pop up it will take a little bit of time. Then you will get this screen just maximize this now you can select push buttons, sliders, radio buttons, etc.

GUI in Matlab

Now to use the component you need to select the component and place it.




Designing Calculator using Matlab GUI:

Now I will create a small basic GUI that can perform arithmetic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and clear button that will clear the screen. First of all, we will need a panel in which we will place the inputs.

GUI in Matlab

Now right click on the panel and click on the properties inspector.

GUI in Matlab

You will see the properties of the panel. Now in the title I will give input if you don’t want any then you can leave it by blank only then to increase the length font size. You can also change the background color or you can change the font color.

GUI in Matlab

Now I will choose another panel in which four kinds of operation will be performed which are addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Change the name of the panel to operation.

GUI in Matlab



Then I will insert output panel and repeat the same process.

GUI in Matlab

Now I need a toggle button just click it and place it in the operation section. Now give the title to the button in our case we will perform addition through this button so I give it “+” by renaming the string to + and now in the tag section write add.

GUI in Matlab

Now I will just copy this toggle button for another operation like subtraction, multiplication, and division. In the identifier section give the tag for each button like sub for subtraction, mul for multiplication, and div for the division.

GUI in Matlab

Now we will add the title name for which we will select the static text and give the title simple calculator.

GUI in Matlab

Now we need to edit text so to insert it we will select the edit field text and insert it in the input panel and in the tag write in1.

GUI in Matlab



Similarly we will add another text field for another input and in the tag give name in2.

Now we will add one more panel for clear purpose then we will add toggle button and I will give it title as clear.

GUI in Matlab

Now I want to add on output for which I will insert the text field and in the tag write the output. The string should be blank space please keep in mind.

GUI in Matlab

Now you can drag and drop anything and you can decrease the length also but once you run this you cannot change anything this window will disappear only. Now when we will click on the run button it will ask to save the file and click on yes and save the GUI.

GUI in Matlab

The calculator section will appear and it will generate the code automatically generated in editor window. You can enter the values in the field but you cannot get output because there is no program written, we will need to write Matlab script to perform different arithmetic operations.

GUI in Matlab

 

So you need to write code it will be automatically generated in the editor

GUI in Matlab

This is the area you need to write here don’t delete anything and in percentage symbol these are the comments these are the hints you need to read and write don’t worry a bit for operative program. There will be different functions for each button in the code.


Clear button in matlab GUI:

Now first of all we will write the code for the clear function

function clear_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to clear (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Hint: get(hObject,'Value') returns toggle state of clear
set(handles.in1,'string','');
set(handles.in2,'string','');
set(handles.output,'string','');

By writing this function when we will click the clear button all the text from the text fields will clear.

ADD button in matlab GUI:

function togglebutton1_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to togglebutton1 (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Hint: get(hObject,'Value') returns toggle state of togglebutton1
a=str2double(get(handles.in1,'string',''));
b=str2double(get(handles.in1,'string',''));
add = a+b;
set(handles.output,'string',num2str(c));

By clicking the + button it will add the two values.



Subtract function in Matlab:

The subtract function will be similar to the addition function the only difference will be that we will change the + sign to -.

a=str2double(get(handles.in1,'string',''));
b=str2double(get(handles.in1,'string',''));
add = a+b;
set(handles.output,'string',num2str(c));

Multiplication function in Matlab:

function mul_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to mul (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Hint: get(hObject,'Value') returns toggle state of mul
a=str2double(get(handles.in1,'string',''));
b=str2double(get(handles.in1,'string',''));
add = a*b;
set(handles.output,'string',num2str(c));


Division function in Matlab:

unction div_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to div (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Hint: get(hObject,'Value') returns toggle state of div

a=str2double(get(handles.in1,'string',''));
b=str2double(get(handles.in1,'string',''));
add = a/b;
set(handles.output,'string',num2str(c));

Now if we want to test the program we will click on the run and gives the input values in the text box and if we want to add the two numbers we will click on the addition and the two numbers will be added.

GUI in Matlab


Complete code of GUI in Matlab:

function varargout = simple_calculator(varargin)
% SIMPLE_CALCULATOR MATLAB code for simple_calculator.fig
%      SIMPLE_CALCULATOR, by itself, creates a new SIMPLE_CALCULATOR or raises the existing
%      singleton*.
%
%      H = SIMPLE_CALCULATOR returns the handle to a new SIMPLE_CALCULATOR or the handle to
%      the existing singleton*.
%
%      SIMPLE_CALCULATOR('CALLBACK',hObject,eventData,handles,...) calls the local
%      function named CALLBACK in SIMPLE_CALCULATOR.M with the given input arguments.
%
%      SIMPLE_CALCULATOR('Property','Value',...) creates a new SIMPLE_CALCULATOR or raises the
%      existing singleton*.  Starting from the left, property value pairs are
%      applied to the GUI before simple_calculator_OpeningFcn gets called.  An
%      unrecognized property name or invalid value makes property application
%      stop.  All inputs are passed to simple_calculator_OpeningFcn via varargin.
%
%      *See GUI Options on GUIDE's Tools menu.  Choose "GUI allows only one
%      instance to run (singleton)".
%
% See also: GUIDE, GUIDATA, GUIHANDLES

% Edit the above text to modify the response to help simple_calculator

% Last Modified by GUIDE v2.5 10-Jun-2021 15:46:50

% Begin initialization code - DO NOT EDIT
gui_Singleton = 1;
gui_State = struct('gui_Name',       mfilename, ...
'gui_Singleton',  gui_Singleton, ...
'gui_OpeningFcn', @simple_calculator_OpeningFcn, ...
'gui_OutputFcn',  @simple_calculator_OutputFcn, ...
'gui_LayoutFcn',  [] , ...
'gui_Callback',   []);
if nargin && ischar(varargin{1})
    gui_State.gui_Callback = str2func(varargin{1});
end

if nargout
    [varargout{1:nargout}] = gui_mainfcn(gui_State, varargin{:});
else
    gui_mainfcn(gui_State, varargin{:});
end
% End initialization code - DO NOT EDIT


% --- Executes just before simple_calculator is made visible.
function simple_calculator_OpeningFcn(hObject, eventdata, handles, varargin)
% This function has no out args, see OutputFcn.
% hObject    handle to figure
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)
% varargin   command line arguments to simple_calculator (see VARARGIN)

% Choose default command line out for simple_calculator
handles.out = hObject;

% Update handles structure
guidata(hObject, handles);

% UIWAIT makes simple_calculator wait for user response (see UIRESUME)
% uiwait(handles.figure1);


% --- Outputs from this function are returned to the command line.
function varargout = simple_calculator_OutputFcn(hObject, eventdata, handles) 
% varargout  cell array for returning out args (see VARARGOUT);
% hObject    handle to figure
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Get default command line out from handles structure
varargout{1} = handles.out;


% --- Executes on button press in clear.
function clear_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to clear (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Hint: get(hObject,'Value') returns toggle state of clear
set(handles.in1,'string','');
set(handles.in2,'string','');
set(handles.out,'string','');


function out_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to out (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Hints: get(hObject,'String') returns contents of out as text
%        str2double(get(hObject,'String')) returns contents of out as a double


% --- Executes during object creation, after setting all properties.
function out_CreateFcn(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to out (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    empty - handles not created until after all CreateFcns called

% Hint: edit controls usually have a white background on Windows.
%       See ISPC and COMPUTER.
if ispc && isequal(get(hObject,'BackgroundColor'), get(0,'defaultUicontrolBackgroundColor'))
    set(hObject,'BackgroundColor','white');
end


% --- Executes on button press in add.
function add_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to add (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Hint: get(hObject,'Value') returns toggle state of add
a=str2double(get(handles.in1,'string'));
b=str2double(get(handles.in2,'string'));
c=a+b;
set(handles.out,'string',num2str(c));




% --- Executes on button press in sub.


% --- Executes on button press in mul.
function mul_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to mul (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Hint: get(hObject,'Value') returns toggle state of mul
a=str2double(get(handles.in1,'string'));
b=str2double(get(handles.in2,'string'));
c = a*b;
set(handles.out,'string',num2str(c));

% --- Executes on button press in div.
function div_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to div (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Hint: get(hObject,'Value') returns toggle state of div

a=str2double(get(handles.in1,'string'));
b=str2double(get(handles.in2,'string'));
c = a/b;
set(handles.out,'string',num2str(c));

function in1_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to in1 (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Hints: get(hObject,'String') returns contents of in1 as text
%        str2double(get(hObject,'String')) returns contents of in1 as a double


% --- Executes during object creation, after setting all properties.
function in1_CreateFcn(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to in1 (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    empty - handles not created until after all CreateFcns called

% Hint: edit controls usually have a white background on Windows.
%       See ISPC and COMPUTER.
if ispc && isequal(get(hObject,'BackgroundColor'), get(0,'defaultUicontrolBackgroundColor'))
    set(hObject,'BackgroundColor','white');
end



function in2_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to in2 (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    structure with handles and user data (see GUIDATA)

% Hints: get(hObject,'String') returns contents of in2 as text
%        str2double(get(hObject,'String')) returns contents of in2 as a double


% --- Executes during object creation, after setting all properties.
function in2_CreateFcn(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject    handle to in2 (see GCBO)
% eventdata  reserved - to be defined in a future version of MATLAB
% handles    empty - handles not created until after all CreateFcns called

% Hint: edit controls usually have a white background on Windows.
%       See ISPC and COMPUTER.
if ispc && isequal(get(hObject,'BackgroundColor'), get(0,'defaultUicontrolBackgroundColor'))
    set(hObject,'BackgroundColor','white');
end

 

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