Graphics objects are the components used by MATLAB® to create visualizations of data. Each object plays a specific role in the graphics display. For example, a line plot consists of a figure object, an axes object, and a chart line object. You can customize graphics objects by setting their properties. For more information about setting properties, see Access Property Values.
Graphics objects are organized into a hierarchy, as shown in the following diagram. The hierarchical nature of graphics objects reflects the containment of objects by other objects. For more information, see Graphics Object Hierarchy.
- Graphics Object Properties
View and set graphics object properties, define default values
- Graphics Object Identification
Finding, copying, and deleting graphics objects
- Graphics Object Programming
Comparing, testing for validity, preallocating, and working with object arrays
- Interactive Control and Callbacks
Writing programs that respond to user actions, such as mouse clicks
- Object Containers
Grouping objects and operating on the group as a whole
- Specifying Target for Graphics Output
Controlling which figures and axes to target and how to update these objects
- Developing Chart Classes
Author your own class of custom chart objects