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Zooming in axes in GUI causes axes to expand.

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Sukuchha
Sukuchha on 22 Jul 2011
Commented: NitzBr on 16 Jun 2020 at 16:18
I have a axes where I am plotting my XYZ data using plot3(X,Y,Z,,'b.').
So far so good, but when I want zoom in on the axes, the extent of that axes increases and it goes beyond the predefined size in the GUI such that it starts covering the whole GUI.
How to prevent this from happening so that when I zoom the size of the axes does not change?

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Doug Hull
Doug Hull on 22 Jul 2011
Can you post screenshots or SIMPLE code that can reproduce?
Sukuchha
Sukuchha on 23 Jul 2011
I will do that after i go to office after weekend! thanks !
Sukuchha
Sukuchha on 24 Jul 2011
Doug,
Here is before and after screen shots!
Notice the enlarsement of the axes size on the right side after i zoom.
Before: http://goo.gl/2Osbg
After : http://goo.gl/g1wQO

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Ahmed AKL
Ahmed AKL on 31 Aug 2017
Edited: Ahmed AKL on 31 Aug 2017
I'm using GUIDE to create a UI interface that has a map. When I try to Zoom I've the same issue. This solution worked with me:
  1. make a panel
  2. choose panel border to be 'none'
  3. insert the axes (i.e. your map) inside the panel
  4. The problem is still there, but it is bounded by the panel, so it is not visible

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NitzBr
NitzBr on 16 Jun 2020 at 16:18
YES!
Great sulotion, thank you!

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 23 Jul 2011
Is this plot inside a uipanel? If so then you need to set the uipanel Clipping property.

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Sukuchha
Sukuchha on 23 Jul 2011
its not within a uipanel ! its just a plain axes in a gui !

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Bilen Oytun Peksel
Bilen Oytun Peksel on 12 Nov 2012
The problem here is:
If the view angles (az,el check out 'help view') are set to different values than usual xy xz or yz views the zoom behaviour changes. For 2D axis zoom manipulates axis limits thus axis size is retained. If however the view angles change into some other value with for instance rotate3d function zoom function begins to manipulate 'cameraposition' or 'cameraviewangle' which makes the axis grow on the screen. In theory it can be avoided by adjusting the axis limits accordingly but when you do it it behaves strangely and not as intended.
I am having the same problem myself and assigning the axes as a children of other objects like uipanel doesnt help. Only solution I came up with was to make another figure docked into the main figure. The axes is assigned as the child of that figure. However I am still struggling with the docking stuff.

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fenix.d.0831
fenix.d.0831 on 3 Nov 2017
my solution is to set the axes as parent of the plot
for example:
h=plot(x, y); set(h, 'parent', axes)

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