How to wrap text within buttons of app-designer

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Is there a way I can chose to wrap the text in my button to a 2nd row, instead of letting it to overflow outside my button?

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 19 Oct 2019
Edited: Adam Danz on 30 Apr 2021
You can make set multi-lined text in a button from within the startup function startupFcn().
The first line below creates two lines of text within the button.
The second line moves the button down and doubles its vertical size. Set the button width and the position of the top of the button from the DesignView.
% Code that executes after component creation
function startupFcn(app, arg1)
app.Button.Text = ['Really long',newline,'button name']; % or sprintf('Really long\nbutton name')
app.Button.Position([2,4]) = app.Button.Position([2,4]) + [-1,1].*app.Button.Position(4);
% If you'd rather the button size to expand upward rather than downward,
% Replace the 2nd line above with
% app.Button.Position(4) = app.Button.Position(4)*2;
As of R2020b multi-line text in buttons can be achieved from Design View (thanks Eric Sargent).
Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 30 Apr 2021
Thanks Eric, I updated my answer to increase visibility.

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Eric Sargent
Eric Sargent on 9 Dec 2020
As of R2020b components that support multiline text now support WordWrap, including uibutton.
uilabel, uitextarea, uibutton, uitogglebutton, uicheckbox, uiradiobutton


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