Complete executing celledit before any other function is trigerred

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I am trying to create a table (UITable_2 with C,D) based on the selected cell of another table (UITable with A,B) . Also, I am trying to set the data of UITable_2 to be editable.
However, while editing a field of UITable_2, if i change the cell selection of UITable, the edit affects the new selection in the UITable rather than previously selected one. Not sure if I put it well.
Here, while the cell with value 1 is selected, if I edit the value in UITable_2 and select value 2 in UITable during the edit, instead of saving the value 3 for the property associated with initial callback (app.a) before moving on, the code jumps to the new callback with 2 and assigns it to the property (app.b) associated with the new cell selected.
How can I ensure that a new cellselection callback completes the previous callback running before executing further??
Following is my complete code :
classdef basic_plot < matlab.apps.AppBase
% Properties that correspond to app components
properties (Access = public)
UIFigure matlab.ui.Figure
UITable matlab.ui.control.Table
UITable_2 matlab.ui.control.Table
end
properties (Access = private)
selectedCell % Description
a = {0 0};
b = {0 0};
end
% Callbacks that handle component events
methods (Access = private)
% Code that executes after component creation
function startupFcn(app)
app.UITable.Data =[1 2];
app.UITable_2.Data = [0 0];
app.selectedCell = 1;
end
% Cell selection callback: UITable
function UITableCellSelection(app, event)
indices = event.Indices;
switch indices(2)
case 1
app.UITable_2.Data =app.a;
case 2
app.UITable_2.Data =app.b;
end
app.selectedCell=indices(2);
end
% Cell edit callback: UITable_2
function UITable_2CellEdit(app, event)
indices = event.Indices;
newData = event.NewData;
switch app.selectedCell
case 1
switch indices(2)
case 1
app.a={newData app.a{2}};
case 2
app.a={app.a{1} newData};
end
case 2
switch indices(2)
case 1
app.b={newData app.b{2}};
case 2
app.b={app.b{1} newData};
end
end
end
end
% Component initialization
methods (Access = private)
% Create UIFigure and components
function createComponents(app)
% Create UIFigure and hide until all components are created
app.UIFigure = uifigure('Visible', 'off');
app.UIFigure.Position = [100 100 640 480];
app.UIFigure.Name = 'MATLAB App';
% Create UITable
app.UITable = uitable(app.UIFigure);
app.UITable.ColumnName = {'A'; 'B'};
app.UITable.RowName = {};
app.UITable.CellSelectionCallback = createCallbackFcn(app, @UITableCellSelection, true);
app.UITable.Position = [197 313 174 82];
% Create UITable_2
app.UITable_2 = uitable(app.UIFigure);
app.UITable_2.ColumnName = {'C'; 'D'};
app.UITable_2.RowName = {};
app.UITable_2.ColumnEditable = true;
app.UITable_2.CellEditCallback = createCallbackFcn(app, @UITable_2CellEdit, true);
app.UITable_2.Position = [197 203 174 77];
% Show the figure after all components are created
app.UIFigure.Visible = 'on';
end
end
% App creation and deletion
methods (Access = public)
% Construct app
function app = basic_plot
% Create UIFigure and components
createComponents(app)
% Register the app with App Designer
registerApp(app, app.UIFigure)
% Execute the startup function
runStartupFcn(app, @startupFcn)
if nargout == 0
clear app
end
end
% Code that executes before app deletion
function delete(app)
% Delete UIFigure when app is deleted
delete(app.UIFigure)
end
end
end
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Biraj Khanal
Biraj Khanal on 19 Jan 2022
Edited: Biraj Khanal on 19 Jan 2022
For the beginner that I am, what solved it for me was having a drawnow as first line in the cellselection callback that emptied the queue.
This would however refresh all the figures (that is what I read from the doc) and finish the pending processes. If I have many figures and such editable texboxes, is there a way to either 1) specify which task in the queue to finish before moving on for the cellselection callback or 2) have this as a property of the table whose cell is being edited?
Interruptible and BusyAction do not help here.

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