Same button in several GUIs?

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Andreas on 21 Nov 2014
Answered: Adam on 24 Nov 2014
Hello together, I programmed a GUI with GUI Layout Toolbox with several TabPabels, CardPanels etc. My question is how can I create one single button and embed this button several times on different TabPanels, CardPanels, maybe also on a SubGUI. This button calls always the same callback function Is this possible somehow?
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Maybe a button is a bad example instead thinking of an editable text field in several TabPanels. Each field can call the same callback function. That's a good way. But when entering a text into a field all other fields in the GUI should have the same content when going to the other TabPanels. I would have to take care about that for each field. It would be easier when only one text field exists which is implemented several times. Is there a way?
Jan on 24 Nov 2014
After [EDITED]: This is still a contradiction: "one field exists" and "which is implemented several times".
Why not creating several fields and update them in the callback?

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Jan on 22 Nov 2014
You can create different buttons, which all call the same callback function. This should be sufficient.

Adam on 24 Nov 2014
You can use the linkprop function to achieve this as well as callbacks if you want.
hFig1 = figure;
hText1 = uicontrol( hFig1, 'Style', 'text', 'Position', [10 10 125 25], 'String', 'Some text' );
hFig2 = figure;
hText2 = uicontrol( hFig2, 'Style', 'text', 'Position', [10 10 125 25], 'String', 'Some other text' );
hTextLink = linkprop( [hText1, hText2], 'String' );
set( hText2, 'String', 'Yet another string' ); % This should update the first text too
set( hText1, 'String', 'And another string' ); % This should update the second text too


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