uitoggletool

Create toggle button on toolbar

Syntax

t = uitoggletool
t = uitoggletool(Name,Value,...)
t = uitoggletool(parent)
t = uitoggletool(parent,Name,Value,...)

Description

t = uitoggletool creates a uitoggletool in the current figure's uitoolbar and returns the uitoggletool object, t. If there is no uitoolbar available, then MATLAB® creates a new uitoolbar in the current figure to serve as the parent. Similarly, if there no figure is available, then MATLAB creates a new figure with a uitoolbar.

t = uitoggletool(Name,Value,...) creates a uitoggletool and specifies one or more uitoggletool property names and corresponding values. Use this syntax to override the default uitoggletool properties.

t = uitoggletool(parent) creates a uitoggletool and designates a specific parent object. The parent argument must be a uitoolbar object.

t = uitoggletool(parent,Name,Value,...) creates a uitoggletool with a specific parent and one or more uitoggletool properties.

A uitoggletool is a toggle button that appears in the figure's tool bar. The button has no icon, but its borders highlight when the user hovers over it with the mouse. You can create a button icon by setting the uitoggletool's CData property.

Examples

This example creates a uitoolbar and places a uitoggletool inside it.

f = figure('ToolBar','none');
tb = uitoolbar(f);
img = zeros(16,16,3);
t = uitoggletool(tb,'CData',img,'TooltipString','Hello');

The CData property is set to a 16-by-16-by-3 array in which all elements are 0. The zero values make the uitoggletool appear black.

Alternatives

You can create toolbars with toggle tools using GUIDE.

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Tips

  • Uitoolbars (and their child uitoggletools) do not appear in figures whose WindowStyle property is set to 'Modal'. If a figure containing a uitoolbar is changed to 'Modal', the uitoolbar still exists in the Children property of the figure. However, the uitoolbar does not display while WindowStyle is set to 'Modal'.

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