Create figure graphics object
h = figure(...)
For a list of properties, see Figure Properties.
figure creates figure graphics objects. Figure objects are the individual windows on the screen in which the MATLAB® software displays graphical output.
figure creates a new figure object using default property values. This automatically becomes the current figure and raises it above all other figures on the screen until a new figure is either created or called.
figure('PropertyName',propertyvalue,...) creates a new figure object using the values of the properties specified. For a description of the properties, see Figure Properties. MATLAB uses default values for any properties that you do not explicitly define as arguments.
figure(h) does one of two things, depending on whether or not a figure with handle h exists. If h is the handle to an existing figure, figure(h) makes the figure identified by h the current figure, makes it visible, and raises it above all other figures on the screen. The current figure is the target for graphics output. If h is not the handle to an existing figure, but is an integer, figure(h) creates a figure and assigns it the handle h. figure(h) where h is not the handle to a figure, and is not an integer, is an error.
To create a figure window that is one quarter the size of your screen and is positioned in the upper left corner, use the root object's ScreenSize property to determine the size. ScreenSize is a four-element vector: [left, bottom, width, height]:
scrsz = get(0,'ScreenSize'); figure('Position',[1 scrsz(4)/2 scrsz(3)/2 scrsz(4)/2])
To position the full figure window including the menu bar, title bar, tool bars, and outer edges, use the OuterPosition property in the same manner.
You can add your own title to a figure by setting the Name property and you can turn off the figure number with the NumberTitle property:
figure('Name','Simulation Plot Window','NumberTitle','off')
See Figure Properties for a description of all properties.
You can set default figure properties only on the rootobject level.
See Setting Default Property Values for more information.
To create a figure object, MATLAB creates a new window whose characteristics are controlled by default figure properties (both factory installed and user defined) and properties specified as arguments. See Figure Properties for a description of these properties.
Use set to modify the properties of an existing figure or get to query the current values of figure properties.
The gcf command returns the handle to the current figure and is useful as an argument to the set and get commands.
Figures can be docked in the desktop. The DockControls property determines whether you can dock the figure.
The current figure is the target for graphics output. There are two ways to make a figure h the current figure.
Make the figure h current, visible, and displayed on top of other figures:
Make the figure h current, but do not change its visibility or stacking with respect to other figures: