Cannot Break A Function Loop With GUI Button

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Beril Sirmacek
Beril Sirmacek 2018 年 7 月 31 日
コメント済み: Beril Sirmacek 2018 年 8 月 1 日
I have a GUI which has START and STOP buttons with functions below. START button starts a live camera stream. However, I cannot break the loop by pushing to STOP button. How can I stop the camera acquisition? It seems like the STOP button is ignored until the WHILE loop ends. The STOP button is not read during the loop process.
I'd be grateful to hear your suggestions to make the STOP button working.
%%Start button
function pushbutton1_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
global vid;
global stop_pressed;
handles = guidata(hObject);
stop_pressed = get(handles.pushbutton2, 'Value');
disp('START LIVE STREAM button pressed')
% set camera settings:
vid = cameraSetup();
max_frame_no = 10000;
frame_no = 1;
while (frame_no < max_frame_no)
if stop_pressed == 1
img = getsnapshot(vid);
frame_no = frame_no + 1;
%%STOP button
function pushbutton2_Callback(hObject, eventdata, handles)
global stop_pressed;
disp('STOP LIVE STREAM button pressed')
stop_pressed = get(handles.pushbutton2, 'Value');
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Dennis 2018 年 7 月 31 日
Check stop_pressed in your pushbutton2_Callback. If you are using a pushbutton instead of a togglebutton your pushbutton Value will be 0.


回答 (2 件)

Adam 2018 年 7 月 31 日
The attached files give an example of a start-stop GUI which works relatively simply. Don't use global variables to pass data around though - they may or may not be contributing to the problem here, but they bring so many problems they are really not worth it and are pretty much never a good solution to any problem.
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Beril Sirmacek
Beril Sirmacek 2018 年 7 月 31 日
Thank you for sharing the example. It indeed works with this demo, however it doesn't stop the camera stream when I put imshow function in the while loop.


Beril Sirmacek
Beril Sirmacek 2018 年 7 月 31 日
Looks like I fixed it.
All I do is that I have added a "drawnow;" comment after imshow within the while loop.
I am still not sure what "drawnow" is doing differently, but it somehow makes the loop breakable.
Thanks for your attention.
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Beril Sirmacek
Beril Sirmacek 2018 年 8 月 1 日
True. Thank you!



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