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display a function's HELP or a CELL array in text window


Updated 05 Mar 2010

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uhelp: display a function's HELP or a CELL array in text window.
uhelp might be useful as a helper function for guis/toolboxes
•HTML-style to display text (words in uppercase and the name of the function within the text appear highlighted
•use mouse wheel to scroll up/down the text
•use mouse wheel + control button to change the fontsize
•change fontstyle and backgroundcolor
•set window to 'always on top' mode ([aot.m] required from matlab file exchange)
•multiple window mode possible
•save fontstyle/color/windowsize parameter within this function for the next call

SYNTAX: uhelp(function) ;%one window mode
uhelp(function,1) ;%multiple windows mode

uhelp('regexprep'); %replace window mode (default)
uhelp('regexprep',1) ;%multiple windows mode
[mousewheel up/down]: scroll text
[control]+ [mousewheel up/down]: decrease/increase fontsize
[arrow left]/[arrow right]: decrease/increase fontsize

checkbox : to set window as 'always on top'
contextmenu :
[font] -> choose font-size/weight/style from menu
[saveconfig]-> save following parameter in THIS matlab-
function: - font-size/weight/style
- used 'always on top' mode
- figure position
[copy selection]-> copy selection to clipboard
[evaluate selection]-> ..
help : opens another textwindow (replace window mode) to depict help

uhelp uhelp

NOTE: the following file is required
FINDOBJ by Yair Altman -->

optional: to set window to 'allways on top' download AOT -->
paul koch,BNIC Berlin 2010

Cite As

paul koch (2020). uhelp (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2007b
Compatible with any release
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