How to position and resize the list box window?

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Hello everyone,
I have the following code:
list = {...
['Start the dataimport (with a total of' num2str(height(Datapoint)) 'datapoints']...
,'rerun the script'...
[indx] = listdlg('SelectionMode','single','ListString',list);
if indx == 1
%do some stuff
if indx == 2
%rerun script
where the variable Datapoint represents the amount of datapoints (245256 x 1) double.
I would like to inform the user about the datapoints that were generated through the script. However the window size looks squeezed and therefore hinders the correct reading of the full sentence. How can I:
a.) Resize the list box window. I am familiar with the Position[0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2] command but I have no idea where to implement it correctly
b.) reposition the window freely, not through the commands left right bottom or top
How could I achieve this desired options?

Accepted Answer

Mario Malic
Mario Malic on 6 Mar 2021
Hi David,
a) ListSize property does what you would like to do. These numbers are actually pixels
listdlg('SelectionMode','single','ListString',list, 'ListSize', [150 300])
If this window is shown in different screen resolutions, consider setting it as relative measure through
get(groot, 'ScreenSize')
I don't understand your b question.
Mario Malic
Mario Malic on 6 Mar 2021
As far as I know, I don't think it's possible to place it somewhere else other than middle of your screen.
If you really need it, use uilistbox on a uifigure object.

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