determine axes handle to which a legend belongs

11 views (last 30 days)
Hi,
pre 2014b I was able to use the following to get the axes handle to which a legend belongs
figure;
plot(sin(0:0.1:3));
l=legend('toggle');
a=get(l,'UserData');
a=a.PlotHandle;
from 2014b on this throws an error, because the UserData is empty.
Is there a way to determine to which axes in an existing figure a legend belongs? As an example:
y = rand(3,5);
figure(11)
s1 = subplot(2,2,1);
bar(s1,y);
l = legend('toggle');
s2 = subplot(2,2,2);
bar(s2,y);
In the example I either want to get l from s1 or s1 from l. s2 is there to make in non-trivial.
Thanks!

Accepted Answer

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 4 Apr 2016
I recently noticed that legend and colorbar in R2014a and earlier have a hidden property named Axis . I suspect the property might still be there in R2015a onward; you could try that.
  1 Comment
Julian Hapke
Julian Hapke on 4 Apr 2016
Hi Walter, the "Axes"-Property did exactly what I was looking for, thank you!

Sign in to comment.

More Answers (0)

Products

Community Treasure Hunt

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

Start Hunting!