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GUI slider value change when majorstep is changed from default?

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Gaszton on 14 Jan 2013
i experienced a very strange behaviour of GUI (made with GUIDE) sliders, If I change the major step of a vertical slider, e.g. 0.02 and the minor step is 0.01, the value of the slider changes from 0 to 0.08. The inspector in guide shows 0 for the value, but the thumbbar of the slider is not at the bottommost position. If i start the GUI, the thumbbar is still at the same position, and if i check the value of the slider, it is 0.08 instead of 0.
Test it with a blank gui, add a vertical slider:
  • max: 1.0
  • min: 0.0
  • sliderstep: [0.01,0.02]
  • x: 0.01
  • y: 0.02
  • value: 0.0
when you start the gui, the slider is value is not 0.0


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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 14 Jan 2013
I opened a new blank GUIDE gui. Added a slider, made the settings you did and ran it with no wierdness.
R2012b, Win7 Sp1 x64...
To be sure, I added disp(get(hObject,'Value')) to the createFcn and callback and saw only expected results
Gaszton on 15 Jan 2013
I tested on a win7 and an xp machine, both r2012b, no difference.
in GUIDE, the position of the slider changes immediatly as i modify the majorsliderstep, but the value is still 0.0 in the inspector.
with default settings:
after changing sliderstep:
Jing on 16 Jan 2013
This seems to happen only when the major step is smaller than the default one and it's a vertical slider. I can't reproduce this with a horizontal slider.

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Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 14 Jan 2013
Edited: Azzi Abdelmalek on 14 Jan 2013
% In your opening function insert
% slider1 is your slider's tag


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Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 14 Jan 2013
Check if you are not running different files, and be sure they are in your working folder.
Gaszton on 14 Jan 2013
Thank you, i am not a newbie you can try to make such a slider with guide, and see how it behaves.
Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 14 Jan 2013
You are right, I'am getting the same problem, which I can't explain

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Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 14 Jan 2013
Try this in this order


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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 15 Jan 2013
Edited: Image Analyst on 15 Jan 2013
I'm not able to reproduce. I displayed the value in the movement callback and it was exactly as expected: 0.01 after the first small click, and incrementing by 0.01 or 0.02 depending on where in the slider you clicked.
% --- Executes on slider movement.
function slider1_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
% hObject handle to slider1 (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,'Value') returns position of slider
% get(hObject,'Min') and get(hObject,'Max') to determine range of slider
sliderValue = get(hObject,'Value') % Spit value out to command line.
The thumbbar of the slider also does not move when I change the step values. Since the value is 0 it stays slammed up against one side. I'm running R2012b 64 bit on Windows 7.


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Gaszton on 17 Jan 2013
with value set to 1, it works fine, starts with value 1
Jan on 18 Jan 2013
So would this be a work aorund?
set(handles.slider1, 'value', 1);
set(handles.slider1, 'value', 0);

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