Copy axes to uiaxes

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PL.R on 19 Oct 2021
Commented: Adam Danz on 20 Oct 2021
I would like to copy axes to uiaxes, but I cannot find any way to achieve this properly. This would be a reverse of this functionnality
The goal is to allow an user to plot its data using the usual MATLAB way of doing, then use the created axe in a MATLAB app, inside an uiaxes component.
% User plots its data using usual MATLAB way
ax = plot(time, data);
xtitle('My title'); xlabel('Time (s)'); ylabel('Data'); grid on; xlim(limits) % and stuff like this
% Plot is then "projected" inside uiaxes component through inputs arguments
Startup function inside the app should be something like : (pseudo-code)
function startupFcn(app, user_ax)
app.my_axes = user_ax;
I am really suprised there is no built-in constructor being able to achieve this.
I would like axes properties to be kept (like title, legend, grid, labels, xlim, ylim...) and if possible even functions callbacks the user might have deisgned previously. (this last point is not the most important, though)
Suprisingly, I neither found nothing on Mathworks forums.
Any ideas ?

Accepted Answer

Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 19 Oct 2021
Edited: Adam Danz on 19 Oct 2021
Use copyobj instead to copy the entire external axes to a uipanel in your app.
% Simulate the app with a uifigure and uipanel
uifig = uifigure();
uipan = uipanel(uifig);
% Create external plot
fig = figure();
ax = axes(fig);
plot(ax, magic(5))
plot(ax, magic(6),'*')
% Copy axes to uipanel
newax = copyobj(ax, uipan)
Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 20 Oct 2021
You could, of course, copy the axes to the uifigure but using a uipanel offers better control, especially in apps.

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