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Select, move, resize, or copy axes and uicontrol graphics objects


A = selectmoveresize


selectmoveresize is useful as the callback routine for axes and uicontrol button down functions. When executed, it selects the object and allows you to move, resize, and copy it.

A = selectmoveresize returns a structure array containing

  • A.Type: a string containing the action type, which can be Select, Move, Resize, or Copy

  • A.Handles: a list of the selected handles, or, for a Copy, an m-by-2 matrix containing the original handles in the first column and the new handles in the second column

set(gca,'ButtonDownFcn','selectmoveresize') sets the ButtonDownFcn property of the current axes to selectmoveresize:

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