Matlab textArea automatic new line issue

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Leon
Leon on 14 Mar 2021
Answered: Leon on 16 Mar 2021
I'm trying to generate a list of items. For each research cruise, its Year, Month, Day, Longitude, Latitude, etc. should all be in one row. Here is my code:
% generate the cruise list:
app.textArea.Value = '';
AA = [];
for i = 1:numel(cruiseList)
Ind1 = VAR(:,6) == cruiseList(i);
if sum(Ind1)>0
AA = [AA, 'Cruise #', num2str(cruiseList(i)), ', Year: ', ...
Sta{Ind1}.year, ', Month: ', Sta{Ind1}.month, '.'];
end
end
app.textArea.Value = AA;
Here is the problem. The generated information are not all in a row. Instead, they are break into many rows like the below:
Cruise #
1
, Year:
2015
, Month:
10
.
Instead of the desired format of
Cruise #1, Year: 2015, Month: 10.
...
Why is Matlab automatically adding newlines? How should I fix this issue?
Many thanks.

Accepted Answer

Leon
Leon on 16 Mar 2021
It turns out that the issue are the square brackets. Once I replace them with strcat, everything works perfectly now.
Before:
AA = [AA, 'Cruise #', num2str(cruiseList(i)), ', Year: ', ...
Sta{Ind1}.year, ', Month: ', Sta{Ind1}.month, '.'];
After:
AA = strcat(AA, 'Cruise #', num2str(cruiseList(i)), ', Year: ', ...
Sta{Ind1}.year, ', Month: ', Sta{Ind1}.month, '.');

More Answers (1)

Asvin Kumar
Asvin Kumar on 16 Mar 2021
It's possible that the TextArea has WordWrap property set to 'on' by default.
If that doesn't solve it, you could try a couple of things:
  1. Set a breakpoint at the line where you set the TextArea's Value. Verify whether AA is a character vector without newlines.
  2. If you suspect that newlines are getting added later, try using sprintf to construct the string which you want to assign to TextArea. Example on using sprintf is here.
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Leon
Leon on 16 Mar 2021
Many thanks!
As an update, this issue has been solved. I'll post the reply so that future users can get informed if they encounter a similar issue.

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