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GETINUNITS

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Get object properties in specified units without changing the Units property.

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Updated 01 Sep 2016

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Have you ever created an object for your GUI using Normalized units, but wanted to get its position in Points to line up a text object according to the font size? Instead of SETting the Units property to Points, GETting the Position, and SETting the Units back to Normalized, just use getInUnits.
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GETINUNITS Get object properties in specified units

V = GETINUNITS(H, PROP, UNITS) returns the object property in the specified UNITS. It will leave the 'Units' and 'FontUnits' property unchanged afterwards.

H is the handle of the object. If it is an M-element array of handles, the function will return an M-by-1 cell array. PROP can be a string or a cell array of strings. If it is a 1-by-N or N-by-1 cell array, the function will return an M-by-N cell array of values. UNITS can be a string or a cell array. If it is a cell array, then PROP must also be a cell array with the same size as UNITS, and each cell element of UNITS corresponds to a cell element of PROP.

V = GETINUNITS(H, PROP) is the same as GET(H, PROP)

Examples:
V = GETINUNITS(H, 'Position', 'Pixels')
V = GETINUNITS(H, {'FontSize', 'Position'}, 'Normalized')
V = GETINUNITS(H, {'FontSize', 'Position'}, {'Points', 'Pixels'})

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jiro (2021). GETINUNITS (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/8898-getinunits), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (2)

Mohammad Rahmani

Jiro Doke

There's a bug that gives an error with Figure objects. A fixed version should be up soon.

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Created with R14SP2
Compatible with any release
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Acknowledgements

Inspired: SETPOS 1.2 - GETPOS 1.2

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