Save axes plot as '.fig' in a GUI

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Manuel on 9 Sep 2013
Commented: loghman on 4 Feb 2018
I have a GUI in which one an axes is located with a plot and I would like to save this axes as '.fig' file. I have tried with :
[FileName,PathName] = uiputfile;
saveDataName = fullfile(PathName,FileName);
saveas(gca, saveDataName, 'fig');
But this commands save all the GUI interface as '.fig'. Any help will be welcome.
Thanks in advance!

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Jan on 9 Sep 2013
The FIG format contains the complete figure (as the name says already). If you want to save a single axes only and definitely want the FIG format, you can copy the axes to a new figure:
Fig1 = figure;
AxesH = axes;
plot(1:10, rand(10,10));
Fig2 = figure;
copyobj(AxesH, Fig2);
hgsave(Fig2, 'myFigure.fig');
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Manuel on 10 Sep 2013
Edited: Manuel on 10 Sep 2013
Everything works! Thanks!

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 9 Sep 2013
You can't directly save just the axes. Instead, use export_fig with the cropping option
loghman on 4 Feb 2018
copyobj doesn't work for axes with multiple coordinated system. what should i do?

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