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M2014b+ graphics, changing legend orientation ex post

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Jakub Rysanek
Jakub Rysanek on 26 Oct 2016
Commented: Jakub Rysanek on 26 Oct 2016
Under new Matlab graphics, changing the legend orientation does not work well if the legend was created with all 4 output arguments, i.e. [LEGH,OBJH,OUTH,OUTM] = legend(...). On the other hand, the behavior seems to be fine when the legend was created using only LEGH = legend(...). Specifically I have encountered the problem that the legend shape gets adjusted but the legend contents stay according to the original legend orientation which makes my figures look unacceptable.
%%Works properly
figure;
hold on;
p1=plot(1:10);
p2=plot(10:-1:1);
lghandle=legend([p1;p2],{'Line 1','Line 2'});
set(lghandle,'orientation','horizontal');
%%Does not work properly
figure;
hold on;
p1=plot(1:10);
p2=plot(10:-1:1);
[lghandle,l2,l3,l4]=legend([p1;p2],{'Line 1','Line 2'});
set(lghandle,'orientation','horizontal');
Is this a bug?

Answers (1)

Adam
Adam on 26 Oct 2016
Well, that help for that particular overload does state:
"Note: This syntax is not recommended. It creates a legend that does not support all graphics features. Instead, use the lgd = legend(__) syntax to return the legend object and set Legend Properties."
so I guess that would explain any odd behaviour.
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Jakub Rysanek
Jakub Rysanek on 26 Oct 2016
...the 'itemText' property which used to work in earlier versions is now empty and the usual sniffing point, the 'children' property, does not contain any information either. I am working with a simple line plot()

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