Is it possible to build custom UI components in app designer that can be visually re-used in app designer?

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Xander Twombly
Xander Twombly on 24 Jun 2019
Commented: Greg on 18 Apr 2021
I would like to build a series of custom compound ui components from the common components in app designer, and then make the custom ui components available as drag and drop components in app designer. Perhaps something as simple as creating a container, populating the container with common components, and then saving the container as a ui*** component that can be visually selected from a component library in app designer.
Fundamentally, does this level of flexibility to create and manage custom ui components exist yet in app designer?
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Xingguo WU
Xingguo WU on 6 Apr 2020
Hi, did you find a way to do so?
I wanted to inherit a panel class, and in this subclass I can already put other controls, finally to reuse this panel in main figure across different programs.
But seems I cannot inherit `matlab.ui.container.Panel`, error prompt saying something like "class not in the allowance list".

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Eric Sargent
Eric Sargent on 9 Dec 2020
As of R2020b you can author a custom UI component and add it to an App Designer app programatically (i.e. it is not possible to add it to the Component Library in the App Designer canvas). You can use this class to create reusable components across multiple apps.
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Greg
Greg on 18 Apr 2021
Update: as of R2021a, you can register custom ComponentContainer classes with the component library in App Designer.
appdesigner.customcomponent.configureMetadata('C:\MyComponents\ColorSelector.m');

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