Get annotation executing callback


ann = getCallbackAnnotation



ann = getCallbackAnnotation gets the annotation from which a callback was invoked. Invoke a callback from an annotation click function. After you get the annotation, you can, for example, get text or parameters from the annotation to use someplace else in your model.

For information on click functions, see Associate a Click Function with an Annotation.


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Invoke a callback by way of an annotation click function. This example shows how to change a parameter value on a block to the value shown on an annotation.

Open vdp. Add and position two annotations. Each annotation displays a different value.

an1 = Simulink.Annotation('vdp/1');
an1.position = [100,300];
an2 = Simulink.Annotation('vdp/3');
an2.position = [150,300];

Assign a click function to each annotation. The click function uses getAnnotationCallback to get the annotation instance. Get the text from each annotation and use it to set the parameter on the Gain block (Mu).

an1.ClickFcn = 'ann = getCallbackAnnotation; v = ann.Text; set_param(''vdp/Mu'',''Gain'',v)';
an2.ClickFcn = 'ann = getCallbackAnnotation; v = ann.Text; set_param(''vdp/Mu'',''Gain'',v)';

Click each annotation. When you click, the gain value on the Mu block changes to the number shown on the annotation.

Output Arguments

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Annotation, returned as a Simulink.Annotation instance.

Introduced before R2006a

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