GUI - set a object to be selectable or not

10 views (last 30 days)
Luca Amerio
Luca Amerio on 21 Dec 2015
Answered: Rebecca Krosnick on 23 Dec 2015
Hi everybody.
I have a GUI (programmatically created) with an axis in it. I would like to have the zoom/datatip/select command available to be used inside the axis, but I noticed that the user is able to use the Edit Plot tool outside the axis area to move GUI parts.
Is it possible to limit the Edit Plot tool to the axis content?
thank you
  1 Comment
Renato Agurto
Renato Agurto on 21 Dec 2015
Hi. Do you need the edit plot tool inside the axis?

Sign in to comment.

Answers (1)

Rebecca Krosnick
Rebecca Krosnick on 23 Dec 2015
plotedit(figHandle, 'off');
will turn off plot edit mode for the figure with handle "figHandle". You will then no longer be able to move GUI components. The documentation link for "plotedit":
You can then use the "datacursormode" function to turn on datatip and selection for axes data. Use these commands:
dcmHandle = datacursormode(figHandle);
dcmHandle.Enable = 'on';
To turn on zooming for the figure, use the "zoom" function:
zoom(figHandle, 'on');


Find more on Language Fundamentals in Help Center and File Exchange

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!