attachScrollPanelTo - add scroll-panel to a uipanel or axes
Updated 25 Jul 2018
[hScrollPanel, hPanel] = attachScrollPanelTo(hObject);
attachScrollPanelTo places the specified control/uipanel handle in a scroll-panel (a Java JScrollPanel object). If the specified handle is not a uipanel, then it is placed inside a tightly-fitting borderless uipanel, which is then placed within the new scroll-panel.
The new scroll-panel automatically resizes with its containing figure/uipanel or other container (the specified handle's original parent). Scrollbars automatically appear as needed, when the container shrinks or expands.
The returned hScrollPanel can be seperately customized (for example, programmatically setting the viewport's ViewPosition): see usage examples below
The returned hPanel is the Matlab panel containing the input hObject. When hObject is a uipanel, hPanel==hObject; otherwise, hPanel is the tightly-fitting borderless panel that is created for the scroll-panel.
Calling attachScrollPanelTo with no input handle displays a demo.
attachScrollPanelTo() %display the demo
attachScrollPanelTo(hPanel) %place the specified panel in a scroll-panel
hScroll = attachScrollPanelTo(hPanel);
hScroll.ViewOffset = [30,50]; %set viewport offset (30px right, 50px down)
set(hScroll, 'ViewOffset',[30,50]); %equivalent alternative
- HG2 figures created with GUIDE or the figure command - works ok
- HG2 figures created with AppDesigner or uifigure command - does NOT work
- HG1 figures created on R2014a or older - does NOT work
This utility relies on undocumented functionality. It works on Matlab R2014 onward, but may fail to work at some future release. Use at your own risk!
Yair Altman (2023). attachScrollPanelTo - add scroll-panel to a uipanel or axes (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/68325-attachscrollpanelto-add-scroll-panel-to-a-uipanel-or-axes), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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Inspired by: findjobj - find java handles of Matlab graphic objects, UICOMPONENT - expands uicontrol to all Java classes
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