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How do I change the order of objects in the App Designer component browser?

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How do I change the order of objects in the App designer component browser? Is it possible to reorder items in the same container?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 7 Oct 2019
The component browser will update when items are moved inside others. If you drag a "UIAxes" object into a tab, it should appear under that tab in the component browser.
You can also select another tab by clicking on it in the design view.
There is currently no way to reorder objects in the component browser itself. The objects in the component browser are ordered based on the sequence in which they were added to the containing object.


John O'Hair
John O'Hair on 15 May 2019
That's the dumbest answer I've ever heard.
And the most useless.
This isn't an uncommon need.
Marc Youcef
Marc Youcef on 23 Aug 2019
It is in fact a common request to be able to modify tab index order or at least change easely Components Order

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Leonardo von Lerchenfeld
Leonardo von Lerchenfeld on 21 Jun 2018
You can cut (CTRL + X) the objects and include them (CTRL+ V), then the objects will inserted at the end in the component list while maintaining their positions. Do this process in the order you like your objects. (I use MATLAB R2017a.)

CallumP on 13 Jun 2019
I've made an app that can do that. Might be a bit late for you but hopefully useful to others. It's here:


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