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Make subplot use the full figure on buttondown click.

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NM
NM on 5 Jul 2021
Edited: G A on 5 Jul 2021
Hello,
I have the following figure with 2 subplots for the example (I have multiple tabs with various numbers of subplots so it has to stay flexible!).
I want to be able to click on either subplot to make it take the full space (as if it was created as a single axis/plot), and if I click again on it that it reverts back to the original subplots.
So far I have only found how to make the axes invisible and thought I could somehow manipulate the figure, but I am stuck now. It is probably not the right way to go though...
hFig = figure();
ax(1) = subplot(2, 1, 1);
hold all
p(1) = plot(ax(1), [0,1], [1, 1], 'b');
ax(2) = subplot(2, 1, 2);
hold all
p(2) = plot(ax(2), [0,1], [1, 2], 'r');
set(ax(1), 'ButtonDownFcn',{@subplotZoom, ax, p})
set(ax(2), 'ButtonDownFcn',{@subplotZoom, ax, p})
function subplotZoom(src,eventdata, ax, p)
set(ax, 'Visible', 'off')
set(p, 'Visible', 'off')
end
Thanks

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G A
G A on 5 Jul 2021
Edited: G A on 5 Jul 2021
The following works as you requested. You can of course modify the code in more elegant way with numbering handles as ax(n) etc . Also, I slightly cheated with the size of axes to hide boxes and tick labels of smaller axes behind.
hFig = figure();
% p0 = plot([0,1], [1, 2], 'r');
% ax0 = gca;
% pos0 = ax0.Position; % the default position is [0.13, 0.11, 0.775, 0.815]
%
% make the position slightly bigger than the default one to overlap the tick
% labels from smaller plots
pos0=[0.09, 0.1, 0.85, 0.85];
ax1 = subplot(2, 2, 1);
pos1=ax1.Position;
p1 = plot(ax1, [0,1], [1, 1], 'b');
ax2 = subplot(2, 2, 4);
pos2=ax2.Position;
p2 = plot(ax2, [0,1], [1, 2], 'r');
set(ax1, 'ButtonDownFcn',{@subplotZoom, ax1, pos1, pos0})
set(ax2, 'ButtonDownFcn',{@subplotZoom, ax2, pos2, pos0})
function subplotZoom(~,~, ax, pos, pos0)
if get(ax,'Position')==pos0
ax.Position=pos;
else
ax.Position=pos0;
axes(ax) % bring axes to the focus
end
end

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